Tuesday, May 24, 2005


My dearest Adelle,

I am so very deeply sorry that I cannot be there today. I am so proud of you! You are Two! That's a pretty big step for such a little girl. I know you are a big girl now that you are two, but you will always be MY little girl.

I can't explain in words you will understand why I can't be home for your big day. I don't know if I can explain in words I could understand. Maybe someday I will be able to explain it to you.

Mommy sends me pictures of you a lot and I save all of them. I sometimes cry because I miss you so much. When I look at your pictures it makes me sad because I can't hold you and give you kisses and tickle you and hear you laugh. But it also makes me very happy to see you smile and see how big you are getting and how long your hair is getting and how blue your eyes are. You are really starting to look like mommy and that's good because it means you are pretty. Just
don't be crabby all the time like mommy and you'll do fine. (I love you honey!)

Happy Birthday Sweetie. I'll see you as soon as I can. I love you.

Daddy

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful little girl.

God bless!

Shelley Rains said...

You know , you are out there fighting to protect your country, protect everyone in it, asshooles though they may be, but most of all you are fighting for her, for her future, may it be bright and happy. Over there you can see the women's stone age and the dicks who keep them there, and one of the larger purposes of this war is to keep the stone age out of America, so that our boys AND our girls can fulfil all their promise and destiny. As I cuddle my 2 boys tonight I will think of you and your beautiful child, and I will cry for you as I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will know that my boys will grow up safe because of you, and that they will take your place as Guardians of our life and liberty when their time comes. This is what you fight for, and why I support you with all my heart.

God bless and keep you all safe

Shelley

Anonymous said...

Thank you sir.
I'm sorry your service separated you from your daughter on her birthday, but I thank you for _my_ daughter's birthday with me at home.

George Orwell wrote "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

Thank you for being my daughter's "Rough Man"

~Rick Berry, Texas

ps. Tell your men that there are lots of us back here at home who are proud of you all for doing a dirty, dangerous, unpleasant job that needed to be done. Keep your heads down and come home safe.