Dad & Karen—
CONGRATULATIONS! It's your wedding day and I—despite the incredibly sad fact that I can't attend your wedding because I'm away at Basic Training—wanted to let you know how EXCITED I am for the both of you. This is a new beginning, and something I've been looking forward to for a long time!
Dad, I love you so much. I couldn't be more proud to be your daughter or love you more. It's neat to have such an amazing dad who would do anything for me at the drop of a hat, and who has literally given me more than I have ever deserved or could ever have asked for. You have helped make me the woman I am today—that woman who is off doing push-up after push-up, wearing a camouflage uniform with her shoulders held high, learning what it takes to serve our country with honor... and wishing I was there more than ever while you join hands with your beautiful new bride.
Karen, welcome to the family. I bet you look so beautiful today... I wish I could see you in your dress as you walk down the aisle. I'm honored to have you as a new part of our family and so blessed to have gotten to know you over the last several years. Thank you for everything you've done for me—there are so many things... too many to count!—and thank you for being there for Dad. I can't tell you how much that means to me. It's so good to see him happy, and it's all because of happiness that YOU bring him!
I love you both... from your daughter who desperately wishes she could be standing by your side and toasting to you both on this beautiful, amazing and love-filled day,