As a soldier who has been deployed for 11 months now, I can say that the support from writing people like you has been a true blessing. Going over a stack of cards, it is beyond words to explain the gratitude for
those who put pen to paper - to let us know that our actions were appreciated, our sacrifices were not forgotten, and - most important - that we were being prayed for.
Especially in an era of growing electronic communications, getting a hand-written card or letter means all the more!
By your actions, you have added definition to the quote below from G.K. Chesterton. Therefore, please know that your time spent reaching out was not in vain. I hope too you will realize that your impact is much broader, and more profound, than you will ever know.
But by grace, with thanksgiving,
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him."
--English writer G. K.