Before departing for a tour in Afghanistan, First Lieutenant Todd Weaver left a note to his 9 month old daughter. Todd Weaver was killed on September 9, 2010 by an improvised explosive device. This is the letter to his daughter
Don’t give up, okay? I know you’ve been hurt, I know how it feels. Believe me, I do. But the feeling will pass. The tears will stop falling. Your heart will heal itself. I promise you it will, so hold on. Don’t let go, don’t lose hope because I promise you’ll find someone who will treat you right the way he never did. Someone who will never ever leave you, the way he did. He’ll be worth the wait, so hang in there because I love you and I want you to be happy.