February 3, 1945
My Beloved Darling:
This has been another one of those days when I have had so much to do but I haven’t had time to do all that I would like to have accomplished, but nonetheless, I have done all I possibly could. As per usual, I will not be able to tell you about what I have been doing. As I have said before, I like to go through this kind of training with the men for we will probably need it for where we are going.
I spent about three hours this afternoon calling on men in one of our hospitals. I certainly like to visit with the men, I only wish I had more time for it. Since being a chaplain I have found you can really make your job count or you can let it slip and get by with a a lot of things. For I have seen it done on several occasions, but as for me, I cannot do that, it is my earnest desire to see many men come to Christ. And I have determined in my heart with all that is within me to be as good as possible for our Lord Jesus Christ.
By the way, when I was calling in the hospital this afternoon I saw one of the men of our outfit who is in the hospital. He is a Catholic but he is a fine fellow and a real friend. He has been grand to me in every way and I don’t believe there is a thing he wouldn’t do for me. He is married and they have a little baby girl almost a year old. He gave me three nice pictures which I am going to send to you. One is of him with his name on the back, another is a little stream and the other is a picture of a sunset over a field of small pineapple. As I’ve told you several times before, I wish you could see some of the beautiful sunsets we have out here. I know you would love them, Darling. Wouldn’t it be grand to be walking arm in arm watching one again?
Dear, I would like to write you a longer letter but it is so very late and I am tired that I must close and get some rest, for tomorrow promises to be a very busy day also. Remember, I love you more than ever I have before. God bless you in all things, Dear.
Always and forever yours Dear
In the love of Christ Jesus,