Open Letter To My Dear Husband Bob

To my dear husband Bob,

On the occasion of the anniversary of our 37 years of marriage, just a few short weeks ago, I’m writing to you in hopes that this message finds you. This should be a time of celebration and instead it is a time of anxiety, pain and frustration.

When we took our vows, for better or for worse, never did I imagine the circumstances we find ourselves in.

This situation has thrust me into a position in which I feel lost and ill prepared.

I imagined us enjoying this time in our life together raising our children, seeing them off to college, watching them get married, starting families of their own and growing into productive citizens we are proud of.

Instead the last four years, separated from you, have been a living hell. I’ve lived with uncertainty, frustration and anticipation waiting for your safe return to us.

I am willing to do whatever is necessary to bring you home. At the same time I’m at a loss as to how I can do that.

These uncertain times all over the world further complicate what I, a wife and mother who has dedicated her life to her family, can do to influence change.

I remain hopeful that by the grace of God, you will soon walk through our front door and this nightmare will be over.

We will never get this time back which makes each day that passes all the more precious.

Know that our deep faith in God provides comfort and hope that you remain safe and cared for until we are reunited.

I will never abandon you.

Your loyal and devoted wife,


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33 Responses to Open Letter To My Dear Husband Bob

  1. Ben Lachini says:

    Beautiful letter! We pray for his safe return home. I can’t imagine living with such uncertainty. I lost dad, whom grew up in Iran and lived there most of his life two months ago but take refuge that he passed away in America as a free man. I can move on with certainty and it’s pretty cut and dry. However, being uncertain about a loved ones faith is something I can never imagine in my wildest dreams. I can only send your family positive thoughts and prayers and imagine him walking into his own house soon. Please keep me informed.

  2. Fara Fredericks Arca says:

    Praying for you and your family. Praying that God will make it clear. Sincerely, Fara

  3. Shelly from Texas says:

    My hearts breaks for you and your children. I will pray for your husbands safe return along with countless others. May God grant you the strength to endure while you wait for the glorious reunion.

  4. Ondrea Zink says:

    You sound like an amazing woman, wife, and mother. Stay strong God is with you and your husband. He knows what he’s doing and has a plan. Just keep serving him and he will get you through this. You, your children, and husband will be in my prayers until Robert is brought safely home. Please find comfort in knowing there are others praying continuously for the situation!

  5. tenthreads says:

    I hope your husband comes home soon, we pray for him.**

  6. Simon says:

    Don’t Give up.

  7. Katlynn Oslin says:

    Don’t give up hope! I am sure he is out there still trying to get back to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts.

  8. Michael says:

    Hope you get your husband home soon

  9. cathy says:

    Hi I just wanted to say my heart goes out to you and your family! You are in my prayers. I pray your husband and the father of your children comes home safe to your arms. God Bless ❤

  10. I saw your news that your father/husband is alive and a video has been released. I am in India , and I know i cant help you much. But I will post it on Facebook so deaf governments do something about it.

    I will pray that your father/husband comes back home safely.

  11. Jessica says:

    I don’t know if I have been living in a bubble or have been asleep and just woke up. Until today I hadn’t heard of Bob Levinson. Now that I know, I cannot forget. I only hope for his safe return. I can’t imagine the pain and dispair that your family has endured these last 5 years. If there was any way for me to help I would. Just know that you are in my prayers and even though I know none of my friends and family have any information, I will spread his name and story around. The more people that know the better. I hope you are not following any comments that are posted after any article about your husband, some people haven’t been very nice. But just know for every mean person there are at least ten nice ones. You and your family have a special place in my heart. Love you all! Thoughts and prayers for his safe return. Until then….

  12. jim ziegler says:

    I heard about this story today on a national news network. My heart goes out to you and your family. I just read your letter to Bob about your anniversary. Everyone in your family will be in my prayers and I will ask my church to pray as well. Please, don’t let him out of your heart, don’t ever give up, and keep God close to you.

  13. Sandy says:

    I am praying for your family …

  14. Eleanor says:

    I saw this on cnn’s web page this morning and i posted the article on my personal facebook. I will post all this on my business pages as well via twitter, tagged, myspace, mocospace, and any other web sites i can. I will set up accounts just for this as people get notifications on people they might want to be friend and this wonderful way to let people whom would never know aware of this because i wasn’t ad I’m a news junkie!

    Also cnn has a link to this page,but it doesn’t really take you there. It doesn’t work. PERIOD! When you click it it says page not found. People have to exit out of cnn, type the address in the browser, and then it will pull. Cnn should be ashamed of them selves for making it look like they are trying to help. All the other links and buttons work. Why doesn’t this one?

    My heart and my prayers belong to your family. If it were my dad I’d want someone to help my family.
    Eleanor Howard

  15. I am a former Marine and Corrections Officer. I am willing to do WHATEVER it takes to get this man home to his family! You can contact me at the e-mail below,and I will definately commit myself to help get this man home.

  16. alice says:

    that is terrible, that this happened to your husband. no one serves to be stuck in a country. where he serve this country, this is really unfair. we need to all pray for his safety, and that he will make it back home soon. you all take care alice

  17. Joe says:

    I am deeply saddened by the events that have taken place and am shocked by the U.S. Government’s lack of support. Bob is an American citizen that has served his country with honor and should be treated (as should the entire Levinson family) with a greater amount of respect. I am just one voice, but I lend it to you. Hopefully, my reply – along with others – will help spur some form of action. I am so pleased to see proof of life and hope immediate action is taken to bring Bob home. The entire Levinson family is in my thoughts and prayers.



  18. Stacey says:

    As of this hour…The video is not working on the families page…lets hope that the next news report is that he is on his way home to you his loving wife and children. Sending Strength to your family to get through another day and may our state department or governing US leaders set an example to be proud of worldwide – Many of us just heard about your husband for the first time today, may there be a safe resolution and quick return. ((hugs of strength)) hang in there. He is lucky to have a family that is doing everything they can to help him.

  19. Gina says:

    Your strength is impossibly unwaivering, and your loyalty and love a testament to what keeps him going no doubt.

    My prayers are with you – may angels surround both of you, and may God grant that he finds his way home to your waiting arms soon. {hug}

  20. Brandi says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I will pray everyday for the return of your husband. I will also pray that the United States listens to Bob’s plea. 33 years of giving your life to this country does deserve something, he deserves the respect of this country to go over there and get him. Not tomorrow or next year. NOW. Bob needs us now and we must make a stand to show these groups that they cannot take our people. I plead with the United States, please do the right thing and BRING BOB HOME! STAND UP FOR BOB LEVINSON!!
    God Bless The Levinson Family

  21. Anonymous says:

    I can’t tell you more details , but he left Iran to Pakistan , probably, He found the trace of cigars in Pakistan .. He left Iran to Pakistan , I can tell this to you for sure ..

  22. Booboo says:

    Like many people posting here, I’ve just discovered this story and will avidly follow it. I am very sad for your family’s unbelievable hardship and pain, and I will keep you in my thoughts until you have resolution.That being said, I cannot but feel even more sad for Mr Levinson, who is the ultimate victim here. He is completely removed from any comfort zone and alone in this ( as in there is safety in numbers ). How frightened he must be, and this since March 2007 ?
    I wish you all the best and hope that he comes home safe and sound to resume his life,
    Nancy B

  23. Rachael says:

    May your loved one find their home soon. My thoughts are with your family.

  24. Jim says:

    Thank you for publicly sharing the tenderly written ‘Open Letter’ to your husband Bob. Before today, I was unaware that a man named Bob Levinson has been kept from returning to his home and family. I am sure that you have remained strong during these past years. I promise to join my faith with you and the prayers
    of many that will continue to present Bob before the Throne of God in prayer, both for his safety and the release from his captives. Until that time arrives…Jim

  25. Shubby says:

    The family and friends of bob and he remains hopeful that God bless you, peace!

  26. Teri from Miramar, FL says:

    I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through so it’s hard to come up with the right, meaningful words to help ease your pain. I will pray for your husband, father, brother and friend because I’m sure it’s hard for all of you. If enough people pray, you will see and feel God’s help and mercy. Ask everyone you know…and for those of you who feel the same tell others. I’m not a great Christian but I believe in God and he has helped me so many times by simply praying. I truly wish you, your family and friends peace within your hearts and hope the captors read these comments, put themselves in your position and hopefully let him come home to you soon. With respect and sincerity, Teri from Miramar, FL

  27. I hope and prayer for your family and the safe return of your husband.

  28. To Lee says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bob and your family. My heart goes out to Bob’s loved ones.
    May God bless you all.

    To Lee

  29. Courtney says:

    I’m posting on every single website I can find. Your letter just made me cry 😦 Im so sorry for your Missing in Action man. I don’t want to use the word loss because he is still out there. My Family and I are making sure everyone on our Friends list know( about 1,000 will get the message)Im going to post it on everyones page like Spam. please let us know any new news.

  30. lauralee says:

    After reading this and looking thru all your pictures I never before in my life wish with all my heart that I was a rich woman if I was I would give you all the money I had to go look for him. The only thing I am rich in is prayer and that is all I can offer. You all look so very beautiful you all have beautiful smiles..God please Bless this family and bring their love one home. Bob and your family will be in my prayers. I think you should be voted woman of the year for keeping your family together and your love true for your husband. I am so inspired by you and your family..After all the bad news you hear of family’s just falling apart everyone should take notice and be happy that their are people out in this world like you…

  31. mihael colby says:

    I hope and pray for the release of your love one, dont give up on hope God bless you


  32. Vanessa says:

    I am just now today hearing of this story! Please please stay in the news! My deepest heartfelt prayers go up for you as I write you in tears! I pray he comes home soon! Stay in the news something must happen. I pray his captives communicate with you and release him and he comes home whole. And GOD restore all the enemy has stolen. In Jesus name amen

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