To My One True Love
The Last Love Letter Project is a series of hand-written love letters answering the following question:
If you could write only one last love letter to the person you love most, what would you say?
Participate in the Last Love Letter Project by writing your own letter and submitting it here.
To my one true love,
We sure have been through a lot these past 17 years. All honesty, we shouldn't even be together. I've put you through some painful stuff. Things no one should ever have to experience... yet, here we are, married for over 12 years (happily, I might add), with a solid, amazing, life-giving relationship.
How can I find the words to adequately communicate just how much I love you? How do I let you know that through your love, I'm a better, stronger, humble, kinder, and grateful man? Like all things in my life, I'm not perfect, but I try and hope it's good enough.
Jenny, the kindness and grace you give me daily helps me live with kindness and grace in my life. Someone recently asked me if I considered myself successful. If by success you mean riches, toys, notoriety and material possessions, then no, but you and I both know we've chosen a different path of success. Our path is based on family and friends, memorable experiences, serving others, love and God. None of this life, our life, would be possible without your love for me.
And look at us now, babe. We were just kids when we shared our first kiss on the Longview Lake 19 years ago. This life just wouldn't be possible if it had gone any other way. It's you. It's always been you.
I love you with my whole heart, every single piece of it. Our life, the stories we're living and the adventures we go on, they matter. You and I, we live to love the world, to make it a better place for all, and we can't do that without the love we have for each other.
And this world can be a scary, sad, violent place. It's amazing the comfort I find in your eyes. The solace I find in your touch. When you wrap your arm through mine, take my hand and squeeze, I know it's all going to be ok. You're my constant reminder that life is worth living and love is worth giving... and as long as we have each other, til death do us part, this life is magical...