18 March 1933
Despite the dark days and the clouds that make their way aimlessly through the air, pregnant with danger, one thing remains: our “you and I.” First, and contrary to social constructs, I would like to deal with the “I”. I am doing fine. The pains have subsided although I am still working. I eat only eggs and drink milk, and enjoy no alcohol, cigarettes, meat, etc. So in a nutshell, I’m doing somewhat better and I hope to be rid of this troublesome ulcer again soon. In spite of the darkness I mentioned at the beginning of this letter, God willing I will get healthy again and be able to offer my future family the protection and take on the responsibilities that are required of someone in my position.
Tomorrow is the 19th of March 1933. This day will become a monument in our lives. Saint Joseph, the provider for Jesus Christ is a model of a saintly marriage. On Mother’s Day, you discover from me that you also will be in the saintly condition to enter into wedlock. You fought a good fight with me. It was hard. Now victory is ours. Year after year we fought for this bond, against every possible attack and restraint that was put up against us by ourselves and by third parties. The battle was hardest at its end. Yes, even hopeless. Then I ventured into the lion’s den myself and refused to give up.
Brisk waves of speeches and objections crashed around me, as upon the shore of a stormy sea they surged around me. Finally, the dawn came and smoothed the tide that had raged in wild tumult at our request just moments before. A simple “yes” came from the lips of the lion. Stubbornly he refused me first. In the end, however, he was forced to consider my proposal, whose every word I had so carefully weighed before him. Now I also know why he would not allow me to marry. He feared me. He required from me a written agreement that I would not set up any secondary businesses without his knowledge. He told me to my face that he believed that if I were married, I would be able to undermine the public notary, because of my “large circle of acquaintences!”
After I had given him this assurance, he said that he could use nothing more against me if I were to marry and that I should share this information with you. When such a ray of light appears in the darkness, it grips the whole person and carries him in that moment into heaven. My head rested in your lap and your mouth covered me in kisses. I want to and will recover, we want to and will be married.
You will wish for me to write everything that I shared with you today in a letter for you tomorrow. So, just as in a fairy tale, tomorrow your long-awaited wish shall be fulfilled
Greetings to all
In faithful love