Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thought for Thursday {Dear David}

Would you lie with me and just forget the world ? - Love Quote

Dear David:

Wow. It's been one whole year. I don't even know where to begin. Never in my wildest dreams did I think when we started this journey we would be 107 days away from our wedding right now. It blows my mind the life we have made for ourselves and our family.

I'm not going to lie, I had serious reservations in the beginning. I mean, you have 4 kids full time! I didn't even know a year ago if I wanted any kids. And look at me now. Full time mother to 4 and loving every minute of it (even the bad days) and hoping to expand our little family in the very near future. My feelings and thoughts on family have changed so much, all because of you. I feel like I was meant to be a mother. It's funny how God knows what we want and need well before we know.

We have overcome and endured so much this last 12 months. We have dealt with things and situations that no couple faces in the beginning stages of a relationship. From the start, we said it wouldn't be easy, but I don't think either of us had a clue as to how hard it was really going to be. It's a true testament to our relationship that we have weathered the storms (and continue to do so) and have made it to the other side with a stronger partnership. Because honestly, we are partners in the truest sense of the word.

My Mom commented not long ago that my strengths fall where your weaknesses lie, and vice versa. And isn't that so true? We build each other up and round each other out. We teach each other daily about life. I'm such a different and better person today than I was that first day we started all of this. And I'm so thankful that you have helped me come into my own as a woman.

I don't tell you enough how much I appreciate you. I'm not always the best partner to you. And I still have so many shortcomings. But you don't care and you love me in spite of it all. And I have no idea what I did to get so lucky and blessed for God to give me you. As we prepare for marriage my only hope is that I can be the very best wife to you for all the days of our lives.

You are an amazing man. An incredible father. Such a hard worker. You're supportive, loving, funny, smart and absolutely perfect for me. I know that when I write to you on our 50th Anniversary I will love you even more and still be in awe of this relationship we have. I will still be wondering how the hell did I ever find the one perfect man in this world - and have him fall in love with me?

In 50 years I pray we are still exchanging friendship bracelets, slow dancing in the kitchen and taking the time daily to say I love you. That we will have so many memories to look back on and know that our life isn't or hasn't been perfect, but we've made it OUR life.

I love you. Thank you for changing my life. And I look forward to all the things to come.


Elf House Chronicles 


  1. Love your post, so heart felt !!!!!

    thank you fo hosting :)

    Claire xoxo

  2. Such a beautiful, sweet & loving post! So happy you have found your forever someone!

  3. How beautiful...thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful! 107 days will come and go with a blink. As will the years of your marriage. Enjoy each moment!

  5. Aww what a very special post!! LOVELY Thanks for sharing your heart <3
    Happy TT!

  6. I love this post! Such a sweet letter and it really tells a lot of the story about your relationship. A great thing to look back on and read in fifty years! :)

  7. Thanks so much for including a link to my new series. I realize there were some fatal flaws in the main wrapper post for anyone using a newer Blogger template but it gave me lots of new inspiration for future posts in the series. I hope you enjoy them just as much! ♥

  8. Sweet post! I hope that he got all teary eyed after reading this because I sure did. I love to see couples who love and appreciate each other. Have a wonderful day!