January 2, 1945
Sarah, My Beloved Darling:
Another day has slipped by and it has really been a full one. In spite of all that took place I thought of you many times and in many ways. I could not help but remember that we were together a year ago this time. I’m so thankful to our Heavenly Father for His great blessing to us, Dear.
After eating I had a talk with our Colonel as well as our Executive Officer about plans for the future in our battalion and regiment. By that time I had to leave in order to meet our Commanding General of this division. He seemed to be a good man. I must say I was able to have a good visit with him. At 10 o’clock we had a meeting of all the chaplains of the division. Many of them were not able to attend but I did meet some of them.
After dinner, Chaplain Kern and I got some transportation and we called on our patients at three different hospitals. We really got to see some very beautiful sites on our trip to the various hospitals.
It was rather late when I got back to my battalion, but after eating I had a good talk to a certain officer in our group. Later, there was a special meeting of all the officers which lasted for quite a while. As a result, it is late and I still have several things I must do before I can go to bed.
Darling, this business of getting settled takes some time, but I hope in a few days to be better organized so I can write you a better letter. I will be so glad when I can start getting your letters again.
Yours forever I will ever be in the
Love of Christ Jesus,