This layout is for the Write Now Challenge for this week. The photo is one of our eldest son made in 1970. The letter is hypothetical; but one that could certainly have been written and I am sure that many parts of it were written over and over again during that 12 month period of our lives.

I think so often of our fellows who are engaged in war today as I remember my thoughts from nearly 40 years ago. The fathers and now the mothers who are away miss so very much while away from their families.

Dear Daddy, June 7, 1970
It is summertime and I am almost two years old. Today is Sunday and we have been to church and now we are eating lunch at Aunt Velma's house with Mommy, Aunt Lucille, HaHee, PaPa Pat, Aunt Velma and my baby Mark. Mommy tells me that you are in Vietnam and I can say that word, but I don't know where that is. She said that you will be home soon. I have your picture in my room at Aunt Velma's house. Sometimes I get to send you a tape that I talk into after my nap and that is fun. Mommy writes you letters, and tells you that I love you and that I am a good little boy and I help to get diapers for Mark. You will like baby Mark . . . he is cute but he is loud! Mommy took this picture of me in my sailor suit and said that we will mail it to you. I get to help write the letter. I like to write with my crayons. I will get to open your letter when you write to me. I will be happy when you come here . . . I wish that you could come to my birthday party in July, because I will be two years old and have a cake with two candles.
I love you,

All products are from Designer Digitals.
Thanks to Katie Pertiet for the Orchid Row background paper, Messy Stitching, Curled Vintage Frame, Curled Journal Spots 2, Punched Chipboard Alpha-Red and Flossy Stars.
Thanks to Pattie Knox for the felt stars from her Starlight Felt pack.
The overlay is made from a Dover clip art book. The stamp and postal markings are from an old letter from 1970 and the scribbles are from an old letter too
Fonts are Californian FB, Billy Bearís Crayons and LD Perpetual.