WWII Vet Finally Receives A 72-Year-Old Love Letter From His Late Wife.
A 96-year-old man got the surprise of his life, when he finally got a letter that was penned by his wife, who died six years earlier. Getting a love letter from the living is rare, getting it from the love of your life after she's passed is like a miracle in itself, but that's exactly what happened.
It wasn't just a shock to the retired Navy soldier, but also his daughter who was not expecting a letter from her mother to arrive on Mother's Day Sunday no less. It's the kind of story that will warm your heart today of all days, being Memorial Day and all.
This is what Rolf Christoffersen, a sailor in the Norwegian Navy, and his wife, Virginia, looked like in 1945.
They were very much in love, but the letter was penned during a time of war, which often kept these two love birds apart.
The letter was found 72 years later at Melissa Fahy's home in New Jersey.
It had somehow fallen under the gap under the stairs and had remained lost for decades. It was also postmarked May 1945, and was supposed to reach Rolf, but it never got there.
Melissa was renovating her newly purchased home when she noticed the letter.
At first, she didn't know what it was, but once she took a close look, she noticed that the paper peaking under her staircase was an old love letter from another time.
The letter was both touching and heartbreaking all at the same time.
In it, Rolf's wife, Virginia wrote about just how much she admired her husband and how she longed to be with him again.
Seldom can you say that you're the center of the universe, but in Rolf's case, he was.
Virginia wrote, "that is what you are to my life, the sun about which everything revolves around me. I love you, Rolf, as I love the warm sun."
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