Dear Mother ,
Forgive me for not having sent any mail but its difficult to send any mail out for all of us,I am alive just brutally bruised ,my knees got scrapping that’ll give into scars from all the crawling we do everyday.I miss you so much .i miss being in a warm house that circled into great warmth from the fireplace ,i so crave those delicious pumpkin pot pies you make every Sunday afternoon ,you always standing close by because you have that 6th sense when they’re cooked just perfect.We can’t really discuss much here but we’ve been relocated to different front this one is much nicer and less depression everyone is full of hope ,we get better food which is good for us ,I haven’t gotten this much sleep in 14 months and its refreshing ,what sucks is wearing the same thing hard to keep a wardrobe going when its crowded with men tying to get some sleep ,Its a tough thing waking up early am when the sun isnt even up. I wonder how much more time we’ve got this war for,i really pray it ends I just want to get back home to my town my life and not worry if an attack is going to be thrown upon us ,I got shot in the chest just a few days ago good thing is its nothing to severe i got healed quickly but the amount of pain from surgery these men are put through is scary im so relieved that isn’t my body on that table yet ,I hope all is well mother please be safe and don’t stress over me worry about angie she must be challenging each day like hell .
I hear the war is coming to an end,Im so happy ive at least made it through all 3 years its hard i have to tell you ,i cant hear myself think from all these bombings and shootings and the gas they throw at us hurting and blurring our eyes and soul.I just want to lay down in my bed and do some chores and go to church and go into town so i can feel alive again so i can feel human again and not feel so dead inside.You and angie have kept me alive mother it gives me strength and that scares me because what if one day i may not have that courage to fight and I don’t make it back to you,just know that i love you girls very much nothing brought anymore strength and courage than the love i have to getting back to you guys just know i love you both very much and i want you to know and hold onto that very much and it was an honor fighting alongside these men,and the honor of being your son to such a strong independent women i love you and if letter is the last you’ll hear from me ,dont cry mom ill be in gods hands and waiting for you on the other side.In gods eyes well always be together.
I love you mom,