February 22, 1944
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:-
I received your grand letter written last Thursday evening and you will never know how happy I was to hear from you my Dear. This letter and several others I have from you are going to be read and reread many times before I receive another letter from you. It will be quite some time before any of my mail reaches you Dear, but remember, I love you more each passing day and that I’ll try and write you a little each day and will send them to you as soon as possible.
It has rained again most of the day. I suppose you have noted in the Chicago papers about the bad rains around Los Angeles and the threatening flood conditions.
I’m glad you like the place mats. As soon as I saw them I thought you would love them so I picked some out for you my Dear. When we get back in our own home and church again, perhaps we can get us a nice dining room set and use them when we have company over after church or anytime during the week.
Yes dear, God has blessed us with many fine Christian friends. My prayer is this that we will live holy and unreservedly for Christ together in all that we do. Sweetheart, writing conditions are very difficult so excuse my poor writing.
By the way Dear, how is Dr. Montey feeling these days? Be sure to give Dr. and Mrs. Montey my love and best wishes.
Well dear, my first six months of service are past and that is just six months less time to endure separation from you. I’ll be so very glad to get back to you my Dear. It is very hard being away from you but knowing this is God’s will for us, I find God even blesses the longing in my heart. Thanks for being such a grand wife and sweetheart to me my Dear. I want to be my very best in order to express my gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His goodness in bringing us together in the wonderful bond of marriage.
Darling, I’m sorry to hear you have a cold. I hope you will be over it for sometime by the time this letter reaches you.
I’m glad Daddy liked the picture of us Dear and I know it must have made him happy because he surely thinks a lot of you Lover. I am surprised to hear about Cletus Loids (?) and Bob Miller having to go into the Army.
In that I will not be able to get my mail to you for sometime, be sure to get the new dress, shoes, gloves and hat for your birthday especially from me. And wherever I am on Easter morning I will be thinking of you dressed in your new outfit with a nice corsage from me Dear. Remember Darling, I love you more than words can ever tell. When you receive my next letter be assured I love you much more than ever. God Bless you my Dear forever in all things.
Yours and yours alone in Christ’s Magnificent love,
Phil 1:3 forever
Written on the side Happy Birthday Dear and don’t forget to get my presents for you.
Written in pencil on the back:
I hope your allotments come through O.K. Sweetheart, be sure to let me know when they come through.
With all my Love in Christ,