September 22, 1944

September 22, 1944

Sarah, My Beloved Darling:

This has been another one of those days when you were always on the go, but when evening comes you cannot for the life of you see that you have accomplished very much. Even if I haven’t accomplished anything, I do know that I love you more than ever and one more day is past that we will not have to be apart. No matter how busy I may be, I think of you and find deep joy and peace in my heart because of your wonderful love and companionship.

This morning my assistant and I distributed the newspapers that arrived the other day. The men are always glad to have them. Even though they are between a month and two months old all the men enjoy looking at them.

While in one of the areas this morning I interviewed a man who has been wanting to talk to me for some time. It is a very involved case and will take a lot to get it all straightened out. I’ll see what I can do through the Red Cross. Everyone of these cases makes me realize more than ever how good it is to have a wife like you, Darling.

There were no planes today so that means there wasn’t any mail. I hope you will receive mail soon. There’s nothing in all the world that can take the place of your letters. I read them over and over and it seems each time I read them I find new things in them that are a blessing to my heart.

Capt. Wilkinson, Willis’ Dear friend on Christmas Island.

Shortly after dinner Raymond and I left here to go to another outpost to help a man with a problem he has. While down that way, we stopped by the farm and had a good visit with the men. After returning from there, I read all of my devotional material which I think is very good.

After supper my assistant, Captain Wilkinson, and I took a long walk along the shore. It was really a pretty sight, the constant roar of the surf made one realize the mighty power of the ocean. The mighty waves were really boiling over the reef. We found several interesting shells. Most of them I have sent home to you, Raymond is getting some ready to send home to his wife who lives in Modesto, California.

 We had a movie tonight which was pretty good. By the way, another one of the men gave me two pictures today. He also gave me some negatives of things I thought would be of interest to you. It will be easier for you to get the pictures developed back there, so I’m not going to bother about having them printed here.

Sweetheart, I am very tired so I think I want to tire for tonight. Remember, I love you more than words can ever tell. Be sure to give my love to the Normans and to Emma Laymon. Give Mom and the Chief my deepest love.

Always and Forever yours in His

Wonderful Love,


P.S. Early this morning I wrote a letter to the Hollys and Gail.

Colossians 3:3

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