October 10, 1944
My Dearest Darling Wife:
Well, another day has rolled by Dear and how happy I am that it is one less day for us to be apart. I will surely be happy when I can be with you at least part of the day, as in the mornings and evenings. Sweetheart, I’m lost without you, I never knew it was possible to love someone like I love you. You are so much a part of me, that actually I feel that a part of me isn’t here. Loving and being loved this way is indeed a foretaste of glory divine. It will be so good to hold you in my arms again as often we did when we were together. Remember Darling, you are the queen of my heart and soul and as for me, your throne is one forever because we are hidden together in the love of Christ Jesus which is for the ages of the ages. Sometimes when I’m alone, I sit here on this coral island in the mighty Pacific and think of what a precious wife you are and how thankful I am to the Lord for giving me the privilege of being your husband and lover forever. Dear, there are many things in my life that must be purged, if I am to be partially worthy of your love and please pray with me that I shall be willing to cooperate with the Lord in freeing myself with the sins. I love you Dear with all that I am or ever hope to be in the love of our all glorious Savior.
This morning I made my regular tour around to various places to see if there was anything I could do for the men. While going to the various places, I stopped to visit with some of the officers. I arrived back here at headquarters shortly before dinner. I had enough time to clean up for dinner.
It was surely hot this afternoon, it was one of the hottest days I remember down here. After dinner, I came back to my quarters and read for a while and then I sought to balance the Chaplain’s Fund for the regular monthly inspection by the Adjutant. By the way, don’t you think that the reading in “My Utmost” has been wonderful lately? I certainly enjoy the reading of such a good book. I also think “Abundant Living” is very good and provokes real thinking.
Later this afternoon Major Benson, Major Stenson, Captain Wilkinson and I took a good swim which helped to cool us off for a while. The water was truly salty and made your eyes really burn. If you happen to get a mouthful of water it made you think you were taking salts.
After supper, Major Stenson, Major Stark, Captain Wilkinson and I went to one of the places where the Gooney birds nest and I looked at some of the small ones that have just hatched out. They were really cute, when little gooney birds hatch out they are completely bare. They don’t have feathers like a little chicken or duck. We also walked along the beach for a while and watched the tide start to come in. The waves really create a mighty roar when they break over the reef.
Darling, it is late and I am tired so I think I will close for tonight. God bless you in all things my Dear, I love you more each and every passing hour.
Always yours in the Love of our
Lord Jesus Christ,
P.S. I wrote a short letter to Gen wishing her a happy birthday. I hope you’ll be able to get her something good from us.