January 9, 1946
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:
I had so hoped that there would be some mail from you today but none came in. Your letters always help me so very much. Perhaps there will be some mail tomorrow, here’s hoping so anyway. In spite of all I had to do and the long cold ride I had in the open Jeep, I could not help but think often of what we were able to do together for the last time two years ago today. Do you remember, Lover? This is been a long long two years and how I pray and hope it won’t be too much longer before we can be together.
I was up early this morning and got around to all the wards before leaving here at 10:30 for Seoul to pick up mail and money orders for different patients. I had dinner with some of my old friends back at the 184th and then I left for Jinsen. That was really a long old miserable ride. The roads were covered with ice but I was careful and came through all right. I was supposed to be down there for an important chaplain’s meeting. It was after 3:30 by the time the meeting was over, so by the time I drove all the way back up here, it was after 5 o’clock. As soon as I had my supper, I came back here to my office to study for this evening’s Bible class. There were only ten in attendance this evening. Some of our old faithfuls had to work, so naturally, that cut down on our attendance. We managed to finish the first eight verses of the third chapter of John. We had a very fine discussion. We went over half an hour overtime.
A couple of soldiers came up here and talked with me for a while, and naturally, that took time. Before starting this letter to you I wrote a letter to my father and to Paul and Gen. I’m going to enclose Paul and Gen’s letter in this letter for you to save and read. It is such a blessed privileged to have friends like Paul and Gen.
It has been very cold and windy all day, and of course, that made my drive to Jinsen all the more difficult and trying. Sweetheart, I know this isn’t a good letter but I’m so very tired and I must close and try and get some rest before time to get up. God bless you and the folks, and remember, I love all of you more than ever.
It is so good to always be
Just yours in Christ’s love,