Writing a letter or card message to a soldier is a great opportunity. Your words can make a difference in the heart and mind of service personnel. The following examples will help you come up with a great way to say what you want to say. Remember to add in some personal comments of your own. Here's an example of a brief note that includes a few personal lines and a few lines that are like the examples below.
Example of a note: I've been meaning to write you for a few days now, but we've been busy. Here's what has been going on since I wrote you last. Michael had one of his projects selected to be shown in a display at the library because it was part of their "Art of Reading" theme. I'm proud of his humility. He's really good with his art, but he also encourages other kids who aren't yet at his level. Reagan got second place in the 100 backstroke. She said she thinks she did so well because she's gotten better at her turns. I don't know how she can tell when she needs to turn over and do her flip turn. We've all been missing you. We are praying for you at every meal and night before bed. I say a few extra prayers in between any time I start to worry about you. I love you very much, and I can't wait to see you. You inspire me every day even though we are apart.
Say Farewell to a Service Member
Send your soldier off with one of these best wishes ideas when it's time to say goodbye.
We will miss you dearly, but we are willing to loan you for a short time. You will be missed and loved the entire time you are gone.
There will not be a day that goes by that I won't think about you while your are gone. Be smart. I'll be praying for you.
No matter where you are in the world, I'll still love you. Don't ever think you are alone.
Make sure you let me know your address so I can send you letters and care packages.
I am confident that you will be successful no matter where you go and what you do.
You may be far away in physical space, but you are always close to us in spirit and in our hearts.
See you later. That's a promise!
Be Encouraging to Military Personnel
During active duty, an encouraging message from home can help a soldier get through challenging times.
I'm proud of you. You are my inspiration, and I think about you often as I go through my day.
I am praying for you, but I'd like to be specific in my prayer. Please tell me what I can pray about for you. Right now I am praying for you to have strength, patience, and peace.
I enjoy reading every word you write back to me. There's probably so much more going on than I know. Please keep your letters coming.
You are the kind of hero I look up to. Thanks for your willingness to serve. Our country and the rest of the world need people like you.
If it weren't for service people like you, we wouldn't have the freedoms we have in our country. What you do for the people of our country is a great sacrifice.
I am thinking of you often. There are many people asking me about how you are doing, and I wanted to let you know how much they care. We appreciate your service and hope to see you soon!