Today is National Spouses Day. I can’t think of anyone who deserves a toast today more than my Mom and Dad. Dad said it best in one of his letters.
Here is an excerpt from Football Flyboy to be released later this year.
Oh baby, how I have missed you. It seems more like a year since I left you at Bergstrom. I don’t know how much longer I can go like this, without mail. I don’t’ know what you are doing or anything. The old saying that “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is true.
I love you more than I can put into words. At night I lie in bed and think of the affectionate things I will write you, but then when I sit down to write, this old pen won’t write what I think and what I can feel.
Darling, we are so very lucky and fortunate to have had each other for those few glorious months. When I think of those so called practical couples that waited until the war is over, I feel sorry for them. Of course being overseas may be a little harder on me than on them but I at least have my memories and best of all I have my plans for us when I get home.
Baby, we will be the happiest two people in the world. You and I are inseparable.
Love you more than ever
The happiest people didn’t get there by chance. It was a choice. There was a bumpy road more than once along the trip, but a choice was made not to abandon the ride.
“You and I are inseparable,” were the words at the end of the letter. He meant those statements.
There were lean times of no money, times, of sickness, and times of joy. There was even a period of hopelessness, but no matter the season; they weathered it.
That is what spouses day is all about; not letting go of each other, despite the weather. Choosing to be the happiest couple.
It’s not about gift giving today, it’s about just giving. There are times you want it to be “all about you.” Well, if you want to be the happiest people you have to make it “all about your spouse.”
With both of you focused to meet each other’s needs, you will find your own needs met.
There is a word that I hear often
A word that has the power to soften
The saddest days are always brightened
The most despondent times are lightened
This word makes true the golden years
And always dries those bitter tears
It validates my life as I grow old
It keeps me young so I’ve been told
By Grandma Cannon