The blog post highlights the “Just in Case” letter that Marie Tillman shared in her new book, The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, & Life:
- Just in case I don’t come back I want the money used to put the boys through college.
- Just in case I don’t come back I want you to know that I was fighting for my country: my country is you and our babies and my mom and my sisters.
- Just in case I don’t come back I want you to know that you were everything a wife was supposed to be. That you made my life happy. That even though we didn’t have 50 years together, the five we did have were the fullest, richest years anyone could ever want.
Marie shares in her book that her “Just in Case” letter from Pat Tillman is what has brought her the most comfort since his death. It takes bravery to write such a letter, but Marie Tillman offers some help. On her website www.justincaseletter.com she provides tips about how to write that kind of letter.