This is a bittersweet story about true love and sacrifice in more ways than one. The worst struggles that John goes through are not only during his time of active duty. I can't imagine having a relationship with someone who wasn't there for 98% of the time during it.
I love that the main characters wrote letters, and the moon gazing tradition was a beautiful sentiment that brought me to tears. This is definitely a sadder love story, and I only recommend it to those who know life isn't all about perfect happy endings.