To My Veteran

Today is Veteran's Day.  

I won't go on and on about the specifics of my husband's career or what life is really like as a military family.  But I will say this....

Dear Peter,

Growing up you know I always said there were two things I wasn't looking for in a man.  1. one shorter than me 2. someone in the military.  I maintained this through college and beyond and to this day know that it was only by God's grace that I said yes to you when you asked me out on our first date.

As you know, after you dropped me off I went to my upstairs apartment in downtown Charleston convinced that we'd be together forever.  And I was right.  Sort of.

The military isn't exactly the place to be if you want to be together.  We've spent birthdays anniversaries, holidays and entire pregnancies apart.  We've been through medical issues, broken airplanes and delays.  We've moved from sea to shining sea, leaving behind the place we first called home together.

Through everything our life in the military has handed us you have continually been my rock.  You serve your country just as selflessly as you serve our family.  You put the interests of others first.  You sacrifice for the good of others.  You strive for excellence in all you do.  You make me so proud to stand beside you.

So no matter where the military sends us I know I can count on you to make me laugh.  To push me to be the best wife, mother and friend I can be.  To support me.  To sacrifice for me.  To love and cherish me.

What a blessed country we live in that people like you chose to serve and sacrifice in the same way you do for your family.

I love you and I'm honored to stand beside you!



  1. Laura,

    This was beautiful!! Please thank your husband for serving.

    My son is in the military too. Lots of people forget the sacrafices the wives make.

    Bless you...♥

  2. This is beautiful, Laura. Please tell Peter we are so grateful for his service. Love your posts!

  3. This is the sweetest thing I've read in a very long time!!! You have a wonderful man!!!

    I am visiting your blog via Tami's GFC Hop! I see you're from sister goes to college there! :)

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  4. That is such a wonderful letter to your husband. You give up a lot for our country as well.

    Thank you to all of you!!!

    Found you through the blog hop. ;)

  5. Such a cool thing to do! Love the letter and thank you all!
    Found you through the blog hop and am your newest follower,

  6. New Follower from the Follow Who? Social hop and fellow military wife. I love the letter.

  7. What a wonderful post- thank you to your family.

    New GFC follower from Mom's Test Kitchen. Love the recipes you shared.


  8. Your newest follower from the hop. You're letter is so touching. We have a lot of friends who've been deployed and it's not an easy job for anyone. Thanks to your family.

    Kimberly @

  9. So sweet, thank you both for your sacrifices.

  10. Beautiful!! So grateful for your husband's service. So grateful for your sacrifices. Thank you.


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