Valentine’s Day

Valentines seemed like it was dragging on for a while this year. With my daughter’s Father/Daughter valentine dance which required months of planning, to the valentine’s Bunco dinner I hosted this week, I was tired of V-day before it even got here.

But to my dismay, my husband gave me the best valentines present.

He wrote me a love letter.
Not typed, not short and cheesy, but a real honest to goodness hand-written love letter!

He and I have been through much together, as have most married couples if they were to be honest. Good times, bad times, hard times… I loved him the day we were married. Today, I love him still, only more deeply.

While he would be extremely embarrassed for me to reprint what he wrote, for the sake of prosperity, and my children to one day have this, below is a portion of what the letter entailed:

“… We have been together for the first decade of our eternal lives together. Think of all we have done. Most importantly, the beautiful lives we have created together with the help of God. Our daughters are absolute gifts. They look up to you so much. I appreciate that so much as well. Thank you for being someone that I know our girls will always look up to and be proud of as their mother….

… In addition to the things I love about you, I also love some things about me because of you. It is because of you that I am healthier. It is because of you that I am more spiritual. I am stronger, more ethical and a more successful person because of you.

… think of all the the things in store for us the rest of our lives. Some will be great, some will be sad, some things easy, and some will be very difficult. No matter what, with each other we will get through all of it. In the end will only get stronger. My love for you is stronger each and every day.”

I will treasure this letter always. I know that we will have more hard times to come, when those times to arise, I plan to pull this letter out and reread it to remember the wonderful man that he is, and why I married him years ago.