Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Letters to My Future Husband: Hello, My Love

Hello, my love,

This is my first letter to you. I never really thought anything of writing a letter to you, my future husband, until my friend Anisah's wedding. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding and remember her giving a journal to her brother with a note right before the ceremony. In the journal were letters upon letters to him that she had been writing for years.

I can't imagine what his thoughts were when he read those letters, written by the hand of a teenager caught up in figuring out who she was, where her place in the world belonged, and who she would one day give her heart to.

And so I'm writing you this letter. Right now, at the moment in my life, I have no idea who you are. I have no idea if I've met you or if you're some stranger I will one day come in contact with. I have no idea if you live in Florida or somewhere foreign. I have no idea if you know Jesus or if you're an atheist.

It's exciting, thrilling, and scary. We haven't even begun our love story yet and I think about you on a daily basis. I wonder what we will fight about and what our home will be like. I wonder about the look on your face when I walk down the aisle in a beautiful, white wedding gown. I wonder if we'll fight to save our marriage if things get rocky...or if we'll forget the reason we fell in love in the first place.

Do know this, dear husband. I love you. I love you to my very core. I love the man you will one day be, the man I will stand beside and respect.

I'm nowhere near the woman God has called me to be. I have major sins and major faults that I need to take care of. I don't think I'm ready for you yet. But I am waiting for you and I am holding on to my romantic, albeit naive heart, knowing I will give it to you one day, fully trusting you to keep it safe.

I love you.

Your future wife,
Stephany

27 comments:

  1. I love this, Stephany!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

    I disagree with this line "We haven't even begun our love story yet..." You absolutely have! Where you are RIGHT THIS MOMENT is preparing you for meeting this man.

    Ironically, my husband posted today about how we met. You'll see that the journey starts long before you actually meet. HOW EXCITING to know that your life is being perfectly planned out by God to lead you into the perfect love story. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW IT UNFOLDS!!

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  2. Aww =) What a sweet idea!

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  3. I love this Stephany. I think I'm going to get a journal and start writing letters to Eric. This is a beautiful idea.

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  4. this is the sweetest thing...
    this was my favorite line: I wonder if we'll fight to save our marriage if things get rocky...or if we'll forget the reason we fell in love in the first place.

    i am not a qwuitter, and my future husband must know that i dont care how miserable we are...we will remember why we fell in love in the first place...

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  5. Sweet idea but what if he IS an atheist? How COULD you love him since you said previously that a MUST for your future husband is that he has to be deeply Christlike and all that jazz? CONTRADICTION! Haha. I'm not saying it in a mean way - I'm really just wondering. Would you try to change him? Because it's one thing to share your beliefs with someone, and quite another to push them on someone. Would being an atheist make him a bad guy (in your opinion)? What if he's wonderful and you love him and he loves you and its perfect and blah blah blah - are his non-beliefs a deal breaker?

    I think you should clarify!

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  6. I don't mean to be a pest, but did you mean to write "brother" up there or "husband"? She didn't marry her brother, right?

    Otherwise, very sweet.

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  7. Stacy,

    I don't really understand your comment. One of my non-negotiables is that my future husband will have an active, passionate relationship with Jesus Christ. I WILL NOT marry an atheist. I don't really think this matter needs any clarifying because I explained in it my Non-Negotiables post. Those were issues I will not compromise on whatsoever. I would never marry someone who doesn't share my same beliefs because what would be the point? It just means I don't believe as deeply as I profess. How would we raise our kids, celebrate holidays, manage our finances (i.e., tithing to a God he wouldn't believe in) if we differ so greatly in our beliefs?

    And Adrienne, I didn't explain myself well enough on that note! She did give the journal to her brother to GIVE to her husband. I'm going to change it now! Haha!

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  8. I'm talking about this:

    "I have no idea if you know Jesus or if you're an atheist."

    So...your future husband COULD be an atheist. At least that's what you said. Which is why I asked because having read your non-negotiables before, it's quite a contradiction.

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  9. Ah. I guess I didn't read my own blog post! Ha! OK, here's what I meant by that: yes, he could. Will I marry an atheist? No way. But I don't expect my FH to be this perfect man of God who grew up in a perfect Christian family and his worst sin was talking back to his mom when he was 15. I expect him to come with some baggage!

    But your comment has really inspired me to think and I'm composing a blog post about what you talked about. (i.e., forcing beliefs on others)

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  10. Looking forward to it! Remember. Be open-minded! Sometimes it can be hard when you're beliefs are so strong, as yours seem to be. Just a word of advice!

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  11. As someone who has written one of these before, I find your letter very sweet and endearing. I look forward to reading more "love letters"!

    And you never know—Future Hubby might be out there doing the same thing!

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  12. This is an awesome letter! This definitely will be a perfect gift to give to your future husband someday. I wish I did this for my husband but I would have never thought about doing this when I was 15 years old.

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  13. I did this, too - except I started my journal when I started dating my ex-husband. Piece of advice: when you pick the person to give the letters to ... make sure they care enough to read them - or they don't deserve them.

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  14. This is so romantic it actually made me tear up a little. Seriously. Wow. You wrote that first letter fabulously. Congrats.

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  15. This is so sweet! I've done the same thing. I've written 2 or 3 letters to my future man =D I have one major one, which was written at kind of a crossroads in my life. I think it's the sweetest idea ever, and I loved your letter :)

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  16. Sometimes it just amazes me how alike we are. I've written letters to my future hubby, too! :D

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  17. Oh, this is so, so beautiful. I hope you really do give this to the man you'll marry. It would be a beautiful wedding eve gift.

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  19. What an amazing idea that will serve as a unforgetable memory in you and your (whomever it may turn out to be) husbands marriage. <3

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  20. What an awesome idea!! :) I might steal it!! And you won an award on my blog. Check it out!! You are a great inspiration to me; in the word of God. I saw one of your 101 goals and I instantly had a moment of me being your person of having a face to face convo about God with. Anyway, check out your award. :)

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  21. This is lovely! :)
    Too bad I already met the man I want to marry^_^
    Hope you write more letters Steph. They're amazing (--,)

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  22. Your friend married her brother? WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

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  23. I LOVE this! So sweet.
    It made me smile! :)

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  24. Wow, this is so romantic! I'm going to go harass my Sexy Nerd for never writing me a letter before he met me (technically, I never thought to write one to him either, but still!)

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  25. That was awesome and totally sweet! I would so do this... If I wasn't already married. Haha.

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  26. I've heard of this before and it is SO incredibly loving and sweet. :) Have you written any more since this one? I wish I had done this but I have known my future husband since I was twelve and pretty much knew he was "the one" since then. I think this is awesome and it has inspired me to start writing him letters now! So, thank you!

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  27. This is a really cool idea. I'm glad I found this when you had written more than one so I didn't have to wait to read more. Cheers, T.

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