October 5, 1944

October 5, 1944

Dearest Darling Sweetheart:

At last we got mail, and Darling, words cannot possibly tell you how happy I was to find that I had nine letters from you. They were from September 18th to 26th  inclusive. Sweetheart, the letters were like a feast to a hungry heart and soul. There’s been so much going on this evening that I haven’t had a chance to read them over closely. I want to write this letter and go to bed for it’s very very late and there is a lot to do tomorrow. Lover, I want you to know that words could never tell you how much I love you. It surely makes me feel bad that you will go so many days without mail, because we will not have any mail out of here until tomorrow sometime. Please don’t worry Dear, for remember, I will write you every day unless it is absolutely impossible.

Besides your letters I received several others, they were from the following folks: Chaplain Brown, Aunt Annie Scurlock, Connie and Mae, Emma Laymon, Harold & Buena, Stan & Letha, Reveals, my brother, two from Louise Davis, Jack and Bertha, Delores Nelson and the Hansons. I had a lot of official mail also. I will not be able to read all of it tonight so I will have to read it tomorrow sometime.

It was so good to have the pictures, I wish there were some way to make you realize how much they mean to me. Darling, I’m so happy that you’re having your picture taken for me as a Christmas present. I can hardly wait to get it. I also hope the folks will do the same thing, but really there is nothing else I could possibly want now. Several people have written me and asked what I would like for Christmas. If you should have anyone ask you what I would like for Christmas, be sure to tell them that I have everything I need. And if they would like to send me something, I would enjoy having pictures the best of all because they don’t take up much room.

Magazine from October 1944. Douglass MacArthur.

I can see from what you have been telling me in your letters that you have really had your hands full with school work. Please be careful Dear and don’t overwork whatever you do. It will be nice to carry all the things that you are that is sure, but to me your health is the most important factor. I’m so happy that you are able to see Gen and the children so often as you say Darling, they are the dearest friends we have and I thank the Lord for the privilege we have of knowing and loving them as we do.

Sweetheart, I got a kick out of reading your letter of the 18th, for you were trying to figure out how I could fly that far and just go to Hawaii. Well, it so happens that I flew a couple of thousand miles in a southwesterly direction. You are so sweet Dear, I wish I could tell you more but that is all. It was a great flight and those four powerful engines never missed a beat even through some rough weather. I liked your description of hugging the globe as an illustration of the Lord holding the earth. I think it is very good and when an occasion presents itself I think I will use it. My flight was in the form of a great triangle in the Pacific Ocean area.

When I have more time, I will try to tell you something about Hawaii. But as for me Dear, the greatest place in the world will always be where you are. I know from experience that I’ll never be completely happy in a place unless you are there with me.

This has really been a rounder of a day, I’ll tell you about it sometime. I’m so tired my head aches so I think I’ll retire and try to answer some more of your questions in tomorrow’s letter.

Remember Dear, I love you more each and every passing day. May God richly bless you in all things and may the beauty of Christ shine in and through you to others.

Yours forever in the love of Jesus

Christ who has redeemed us and

Revealed to us the wonders of

Love as one,

Willis

Colossians 3:3

P.S. Enclosed you will find a picture one of the men gave me today. It was taken on one of those Sunday afternoons when my assistant and I took men for a look around the island. About halfway around the island we stopped and drank some nice fresh coconut milk. 

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