A Valentine’s Letter To My Husband

To My Husband -

Our love has changed and evolved so much over the years, from the giddiness of high school to the fast pace of raising a child and establishing careers.  Now we’re empty nesters and more in love than ever before.  But it’s a more settled love, with the knowledge we are working together and doing the best we can for each other.

I don’t know what’s ahead for us, but I know what’s behind.  It’s a lifetime of memories, of you and I together, making our way in the world.

Thank you honey, for your trust and faith in me when decisions got made and things happened.

Thank you for loving me as I am, for loving our child, and taking care of both of us.

Thank you for always being there for me.

One of my friends wrote a lovely piece of poetry several weeks ago and it reminded me so very much of our relationship.  She’s given me permission to use it in my letter to you:

The Choice

Counting back to that first glance, seconds and minutes,
 hours and years, the desire and candor of bodies,
when our days became charged with the pace of lives lived.
Years of longing renounce the yearning to another,
no longer young. The clamor of middle years
leaves satisfaction and knowledge in its place,
a quietness whose heft outweighs the struggles.
Wisdom is as wisdom does, patience is its own reward,
love never fails, never. And this is the choice,
made and kept, to choose you now and at each sunrise.
Until the day comes that my hand is not recognizable to you
 And my laughter is silenced by your unknowing eyes.
 
— Kathleen G. Everett © 2012

Love you always,

Your Wife

© 2012 dogear6 llc

To my readers – if you enjoyed this poetry, check out more of it at The Course of Our Seasons.  Thank you Kathleen, for letting me use your poem today!

For some writing prompts to get to your know yourself or your fellow bloggers better, check out these prompts to Share Your World over at A Daily Life.

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22 thoughts on “A Valentine’s Letter To My Husband

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  3. A lovely post and nice to hear about enduring love. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your hubby.

    • Thank you – we had a wonderful time. Did you do anything for Valentine’s Day (I don’t know if it’s something you do in the U.K. or not)?

  4. edshunnybunny

    Just stopping by to say thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my “freshly pressed” Valentine’s Day post a couple of days ago. What a sweet letter to your husband :)

  5. Awesome:) Will he see this??

    • Yes, he saw it. He subscribes via E-mail to my blog. He really liked it. I’m glad you did too! And thanks for subscribing!

  6. Thanks, Nancy. Hope you and your hubby have a lovely Valentine’s evening!
    Kathleen

    • We had a great time – got right in to our reservation, had a lively waitress, and just a very nice dinner. And you are very welcome.

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  8. Lovely. Happy Bloggentines Day to you and yours

    • Thank you (as I’m laughing) – same to you (more laughter). Where do you come up with this? That is really good.

  9. Thanks for sharing this. Good to keep all of us inspired.

  10. thegambillgals

    May the Lord bless you with good health and many more years to love, serve and appreciate one another!

  11. A beautiful sentiment. And a reflection of true love’s staying power. You are both truely blessed.

  12. What a lovely poem and post. happy Valentine’s Day to both of you.

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