A Letter to My Husband…
Do you still want to be married?
Paint me a picture of our future….
I don’t know what it will look like. I only know who will be walking by my side.
Of course. My heart is yours.
But the world?
The world doesn’t matter. It will pass…
I like that picture.
When things start to seem complicated, it’s good to get back to the basics. Back to what works. It’s only when you start to concern yourself with what everyone else wants that life and love get complicated. At the end of the day, I love that we meet in our safe-haven, to build up each other’s strengths, and lend a shoulder of support and compassion when the world outside of our door demands things from us. I love that you don’t try to “fix” my challenges and instead listen, offer advice when requested, and then simply cheer me on as I step into the challenge.
I love that you open up to me in a way nobody else gets to see. I see the soft parts, the broken parts, and you trust me with that treasure. The world sees the outside, and that is good for the world. I get to see the outside and the inside, that’s your gift to me as your wife.
Nobody else gets that.
I’m excited for the future we have planned (especially year 3, 5 & 7)…
And, I’m excited for this moment, right now. Because living for the future is not living fully. I’m grateful for the life we have right now…in this moment…for its’ beauty…for its’ scars…for everything it has been, everything it is, and everything it will become.
I’m looking forward to that moment when we renew our love and our vows because yes, I would say “I Do” all over again with you.