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A couple finds a love letter lost years ago; what happens next will warm your heart

Posted June 14

If you found a love letter from decades ago, would you try to find the owner? (Deseret Photo)

Moving into a new-to-you home can sometimes mean finding belongings (or trash) left by whoever used to live there.

For one family, they found something very personal — a love letter had literally slipped through the cracks and became lost until it was found during renovations.

A 72-year old love letter

Melissa Fahy and her husband found the letter. They think the note was dropped when belongings were being moved into the home's attic, according to Inside Edition. The letter, postmarked in May 1945, has stayed hidden for seven decades.

Written by Virginia Christoffersen to her husband Rolf, the letter is now yellowed with age, but still full of the tenderness of the past. A couple of the sweet lines (shared by Inside Edition) are:

"Are you as lonesome for me as I am for you?"

“I love you Rolf, as I love the warm sun, and that is what you are to my life, the sun about which everything else revolves for me.”

Finding the lovebirds, years later

Consumed by the love within those words, Fahy knew she had to locate the family. She posted about it on Facebook and quickly found the rightful owners. The man the letter was written to, Rolf, is now 96 and a widower. His sweet wife Virginia had passed away six years earlier.

Emotions were high as Robin, the Christoffersen's daughter, read the letter written by her mother to her father. Husband Rolf was also grateful, saying "Thank you for saving that letter, we’re really gonna enjoy that."

What a treasured gift that is to have a precious letter returned all these years later and to relive beautiful memories.

What do you want to remember about the love you share with your spouse?

Do you write love letters to each other? Do you have special pictures of good times and memories you want to remember years down the road?

Do things now to strengthen and solidify your relationship with your spouse. Have date nights often, take trips together (without the kids!), look for ways to compliment each other and serve one another. It doesn't take a lot to express love. It's the simple everyday acts of love and kindness that keep marriages healthy and happy.

If someone found a snippet of your life, would it spark the same emotion as this love letter did for Fahy?

Wendy is a regular contributor for familyshare.com and does media reviews. Blog/website: https://survivorshopeandhealing.wordpress.com/ for victims of sexual abuse. Twitter: @WendyJessen Email: wendyjessen26@gmail

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