Kevin wrote to me two weeks ago about a Valentine for his fiancée. We exchanged a few mails about the Pheasant Necklace, this year's favoritist piece it seems, which he knew he wanted (because his girl sent him the link and said "this is what I want!" Right on sister! Get what you want!) but he wasn't sure where he wanted it sent. ..and then this:
Deborah, Thanks so much for the quick response. Is it possible to ship to an APO address? My fiancée is currently deployed to Iraq, and I think it would be even better for her to get the necklace there than to wait until she's home. Kevin
And then, (because I need his billing address as well)...
I am also deployed right now (sadly, not to the same location) and my current address is:
We all got really choked up that day. None of us could explain it, but we had a moment of silence and took a collective deep breath. It made the stress I feel here seem somehow trivial and inconsequential.
He sent me this picture today of her, Katherine--she took it to let him know she got his Valentine and then he sent it to me to let me know she got it too.
So while I'm involved in an abstract sense in other people's love lives, this one made me appreciate the power of love even more and, more than ever, to wish all my strongest wishes across the oceans to them for their safety and for them to come home soon.
Captain Katherine, in her bonbon