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,