I am here today, writing this letter with your wonderful mother, father and sister. You may be wondering why we are writing this letter to you as you are about to go to war, or why I am in your house with your family, but this is all because I want to support them whilst you are gone. They still hope that you will change your mind and come home running through the door whilst screaming: “I’m back! I’m back! I’m not going anymore!” but I no deep down you won’t change your mind. It’s what you’ve always said you would do, ever since you were a little boy. I can still remember when we were playing in the field and you were always pretending to be a soldier, now here you are, about to be one.
I’m proud of you John. You are doing something for the country, for us all and we are deeply grateful for that. All your friends and family are proud of you; we all know that you are doing the right thing. I just wish you could see your family now (your friends, and me); we are all trying to do everything possible to make the world a better place. Just like you have done your bit for the country, we will do ours. We don’t want to let you do this on your own John, we are always one step behind you, always thinking of you, and the things you have done for us.
I also want to tell you about your wife as she already misses you, and so does your son. Emily has given birth to your son and he is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. He has your cheeky smile, Emily’s beautiful eyes and your mother’s golden, rich hair. We named him Edward James Smith. He is already very popular in our village and everyone says that he is the spitting image of you, and I agree. I hope you will get a chance to see him. We all miss you so much and we hope to see you again, we love you and wish you the best of luck. Go and do your duty and make your country proud, we’re all behind you.
Online letters, true stories and letters within the family. It was also a class project.