I want so badly to one day have a family of my own with my soul mate, he wrote in his journal.
I really wonder if that's possible. I know you are out there. I
know you think about me too. I am so hungry for compassion, not sex. I
fall asleep every night and hug my pillows so tight pretending it's you.
I don't have any idea what you look like. I don't care. How do I know
what to say to you when I see you? How will I know it is you? I am so
lonely waiting for you that I want to be extremely careful not to be
blinded by someone pretending to be you.
Stephen and Josh Snyder-Hill
walk hand-in-hand on a street in Columbus, Ohio. When Stephen left for Iraq in
2010, the couple had to hide under an airport escalator to say goodbye, while
other soldiers were able to embrace their loved ones publicly