Friday, January 4, 2013

365 love letters

"The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect one another..."
-Jane Blaustone
Dear Joel,

     I'm sorry for yesterday.  I love you.  You are my best friend and there is no one else in this world that I want to spend my life with, but you.

     I want you to always come first in my life, not the cake in the oven, all the things on my "to-do" list. I want us to last.  I want you to love me forever.

     I might complain a lot, but the positives in our life vastly out-number the negative and that is what I need to focus on. Us.  Our family.  Our blessings.

     Today I told myself I'd write you a hand-written love letter, because I want you to feel special and loved.  Then I thought... why not 365 of them?  He, he.  So a goal for ME,  not you, is to write you 365 love letters for an entire year.

     That's a lot of love... and I think it will help me focus on only the positive, while also loving you.  I'm doing this for us.  Do not feel like you need to do the same, if the mood strikes you... so be it.  But I only want you to if you feel like it.  Other-wise just love me however you want to- it's perfect already.  No guilt, please... this is my goal, not yours.  Some letters will be long, others will be short... but each will hold a piece of my love for you.

     I hope you have a good day today, thank you for letting me sleep... I haven't slept that long since I can remember when.

     This year is going to be awesome.  Make some goals for us and our family and tell me about them (verbly, not by letter, he, he) mine are currently as follows: 5k run, vacation w/you + the boys (sometime even if it's not Disney) and go skydiving/parasailing.  Muhaha.

I love you.  I love you.  I love you. 
Olivia

*This is the first letter I wrote Joel.  I will be writing everyday and sharing very infrequently.  These letters are for us, our marriage... and some, I'm sure, will not be appropriate for the world to see, but occasionally I will open a window for a small glimpse.  

Why share at all?  Sometimes sharing how you love someone, enables someone else to do the same... 

4 comments:

  1. I love this idea - so special and I imagine Joel will be more than touched each day with your feelings right in front of him when he can read them...awesome. happy New Year!! I wish you all a wonderful, blessed 2013! Xoxox
    Maria

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  2. such a wonderful resolution- it's going to be amazing for the two of you. enjoy, friend- and happy new year :)

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    1. I think it will too... just thinking about my next letter, I've learned a lot about myself. And I've thought a lot more about Joel. I'm excited :) And I'm excited to see all those beautiful photos you're about to take!!! :) Happy New Year!

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"Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime." -Dale Carnegie

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