I miss him so much today it hurts. I have tried to be strong, and I have tried to remember his promises to me, but even the strongest can be broken. So, I watched a video that always helps me get through my hard days.
It is a video of Frankie from Afghanistan. He is reading me a children's book, by Dr. Seuss. Most people know of it. I have always really loved it. I think it is some of his best work. I think it is simple, and applies to life in many ways. Frankie knew how much I liked it.
While in Afghanistan, Florence B. Choe, who was killed with Frankie set up an amazing program on her base where the forces could read books to their children at home via video, and send it in a disk format. She did it for her very own 3 year old daughter. I know it will be something that her daughter must cherish, and will forever.
Frankie, always thoughtful, read a book for me. Oh! The Places You'll Go. He added in his own personality, and it truly is one of my favorite videos of him. He says things throughout it that remind me that he will always be with me no matter what. Maybe you will catch it at the end of this clip.
I know he is with me. I know he feels when I am sad. I know today he has been by my side. I know I will see him again. And I know he has helped me hurt a little less today.
I love you Frankie. Thank you for giving me strength, when it feels like I have none.