My heroic father. I am writing this letter to you just to let you know how thankful I am for your support. I know you don’t have much time left at home. I wanted to tell you that you’re the reason I have carried on. I am fighting this war for you. I am doing OK here in the trenches but I have seen so many of my friends being killed, if not hurt. It has truly scarred me for life. Although I have all these horrific times trapped in my mind, I still manage to keep my head up and carry on fighting.
Are the nurses treating you well? I hope they are. There is not a single day I don’t think of you, Dad. No matter what; running, sitting, or even sleeping. I still have you on my mind. I worry. I worry that I will never see you again. I’m not just scared of your death; I’m scared of mine, too. I’m very sorry that I can’t personally look after you anymore. I am now looking after you in a different way, though, I am looking after our country along with all the other people. I would love to know that you are safe right now because it would take a lot of stress off my shoulders. I just want this war to be over so that I can see you again. I miss you.
I know it’s mothers’ death anniversary soon, I can’t believe that it’s been a whole year since she has gone. Life would be so much easier for both of us if she was still here – we would have so much help and support from her. It’s hard for us both without her and I know you feel alone but you should know that I am still here and thinking about you. We can both fight our battle for her. I love you, Dad. I hope to see you soon.
All my love,
Many stories I have studied from World War 1.