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After Her Husband Is Killed In Afghanistan, She Discovers An Incredible Thing In His Computer

After Her Husband Is Killed In Afghanistan, She Discovers An Incredible Thing In His Computer

After Her Husband Is Killed In Afghanistan

Living a war is not an easy thing to do, but when you're faced with living in the workplace, you live in perpetual risk. This is the case of war journalists, doctors, NGOs, humanitarian aid services or the military. This is the last case that interests us. To keep in touch with their family, they can bring a computer.

The military can miss several important episodes of their family life. Their missions may coincide with a birth, a birthday, the first steps of a baby, holidays, school success, the death of a family member and the list is still long. All this creates a detachment that the military tries to reduce as much as possible with communication that is not always obvious.

Permanent risk of death:

The psychological state of a soldier is always exposed to shock, fear, and death that is always present in the mind. Knowing that the risks are still present, the military is preparing for a goodbye. When the situation becomes too delicate, some people want to express their feelings to the people who matter most to them, their wife or their children. This is the case of Todd, a lieutenant of the American Army. After his burial, his wife Emma turned on his computer and discovered 2 letters: one addressing her and the other her daughter.

Letter to Emma

This is what Todd's letter to his wife Emma says

"Dear Emma,

If you read this letter, it's because I could not go home and so I could not remember how much I love you.

I love you so much, my love, and that will always be the case. I may not be with you right now, but know that I keep an eye on you two from the sky.

I have not really left, and I will always be with you in thought. I know that this period must be so difficult for you, but I also know how strong you are.

Never forget that God knows what is best for us even before we are born. Be safe. This happened for a good reason. Maybe it's hard for you to understand now, but it will come with time.

I want you to know how much you mean to me. I could never have dreamed of a woman more attentive, more beautiful and more tender. The memories shared together in recent years are the best of my life. Even though you may feel that my life stopped too early.

I lived a life that many people would dream to live. I married the perfect woman. I have a beautiful girl who surprised me every day.
I even had two great dogs - or at least most of the time. I could not dream of anything better. If you are sad, try to think of the good times spent together. Admire our daughter, look how beautiful she is.

Be strong for her. Tell him about his father and tell him how much I loved him. Her birth represents the happiest day of my life, she is the best thing that has happened to me. His smile and his laugh are all that is beautiful on this earth.

Tell her that her dad is in heaven and will watch over her to protect her every minute. I love you, Emma. But never forget to do what you have to do to be happy. It is very important that you continue to live a happy life. You may think it's impossible now, but trust in yourself.

More beautiful hours arrive for you. You and Kiley have a wonderful life ahead of you, and I'm delighted to have been part of it.
I love you.  Your beloved husband, Todd »

Letter to Kiley

Emma then opened the letter to her daughter Kiley:

"My dear Kiley, my baby:

You may not remember me, but I want you to know how much your dad loves you. I went to Afghanistan when you were only nine months old. Leaving you is the hardest choice I had to make.

You are the apple of my eyes, darling, you are a gift from heaven. Your birth marks the happiest day of my life. My heart melted with each of your smiles.
You are my darling, my life was not complete until you were born. I'm so sorry I can not see you growing up.

But remember, your dad did not leave. I'm in heaven and I smile every day watching you. You're so lucky to have such a wonderful mom to take care of you. Make sure to be nice to her and help her as soon as you can.

Remember to always have a prayer before going to bed. Never forget how important you are to many people.

When you grow up and go to school, do your best to learn as much as you can about the world you live in. Always be kind and caring with others, and everyone around you will be nice to you.

And when things go a little less well, never forget that God knows what's best for you, and everything will end up in order. You have a bright and promising future in front of you.

Have fun and enjoy every moment. Most of all remember that Daddy will always be proud of you and will always love you.
You are, and you will always be my darling.
I love you so much, Your dad ".

The case of Kiley is not lived millions of people. Indeed, when we lose a loved one and especially when it comes to one of the parents, whatever the age, this loss causes us an emotional trauma and leaves a great void. When a father dies and especially at an early age, the mother plays her role and that of her deceased partner. We must arm ourselves with courage, love and patience to fill the lack of paternal love.

The spiritual aspect is also important, to think that the deceased loved one is still there somewhere and to feel strongly his presence helps us to go through this difficult ordeal and move forward.