Goodbyes are always sad.

Dear Johnny, 

     You’ve made the decision to re-enlist and my heart is broken. It was hard enough on me before, last time around. Those four years were tough. I raised our son on my own in that time and now we have another baby boy on the way and you’re just going to leave us. How could you do this? You’ve chosen the Marines over your young family. How am I ever supposed to forget this and forgive you? There are so many memories that you’ll miss by being away. I cry when I think about you missing the birth or not being there to bring him home from the hospital with me. I’m scared enough as it is, bringing a new life into this world, and you re-enlisting has taken away the solid foundation I thought I had. I want you to stay safe so you can come home and raise these boys who love you more than anything in the world. They deserve to have a dad in their life who can teach them and provide them with all the things growing kids need. They need your guidance, advice and to teach them how to hunt and fish, just like your daddy did. Don’t leave these boys without a father. And Johnny, I hope one day something comes along and you choose me, and our family, over it. 

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  • Chris Bailie on Jun 17, 2012

    Very well written, thank you for sharing.

    Best Wishes,

  • MandyH on Jun 17, 2012

    Thank you for the comment (=

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