After spending several hours with one of my best girlfriends at dinner, talking about life, childhood, our work, love, and where we are headed, she gave me a tough assignment. Give an assignment to a writer buzzed – no worries! But this one, um… whoa!
She recently found the love of her life and I could not be more excited for her… It is the most wonderful thing seeing her happy after so many months and months dealing with crappy dates and not being where she wanted to be… She out of no where dared me to write a letter to my future love (she is hopeful… she gave me the title…) so here goes, good golly! (Beware: wine involved which is not usually the case!)
TO MY FUTURE LOVE… YOU’RE BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED.
I have waited forever to find the type of person who gets me. All my adult life, really. You get me. Where have you been all my life?
How is that? What makes you different from the others? What makes us click as we do? I want you to know I would not trade it for anything.
When I look into your eyes, I see forever. While forever is NEVER guaranteed, in the moments when I look at you, times stops. I feel you. I feel us. I feel something so real, so raw, so vulnerable. You make feeling real, raw, vulnerable okay. You make it feel safe.
I see you as a smart, kind, caring, and compassionate soul. I love your soul. A part of you is an old soul. I feel when I look into your eyes I see through your soul. You see through mine too, right?
I see an emotional connection that is unlike any other. It is hard for me to find connection with many people. I have my small circle of family and friends. I am happy with this. Did you really come along and fit into my world? Like that easily?
There is something special about two people who come together over time. Two lives who lived a lifetime but then find each other in their next lifetime. The next chapter in their book of life.
I want to thank you for being the one I have dreamt about for so long. I want to thank you for finding me beautiful and special enough to give your attention to. I want to thank you for the life you can offer me. I thank you for the amazing moments, talks, and dreams we share. I want to thank you for being you.
I think caring about someone brings a certain amazement to life. I can say that about you. I admire the person you are. I like what you stand for. I want to support you in your goals and dreams. I love that you support me in mine. I hope nothing ever changes and we grow even closer over time.
Truthfully (even with the wine onboard) as I envision you in my life, I struggle with the words. The words to explain who you are and what you mean to me. That is not normal for me, I usually can write about anything and especially to those I care about. Why can’t I express in words what I think about you? You leave me speechless and I am unable to fully comprehend your presence in my life. I am so grateful for the time you give me and so happy for you in my life.
I will never take you for granted. I will never not support you and what is important to you. I hope I can make you feel special. I hope I can show you what partnership is about. I hope I can make you happy. And I hope I can fulfill your needs and dreams.
When our lips meet, I know. Do you know? There is something special that connects us, not a physical connection, a real connection.
Your smile is the most beautiful thing I see when I look at you. You radiate what life is about. You make me want to be a better person. You make me dream of a life together. You make me work harder than I ever have before. You make me feel like I have not felt in a long time, if ever before. You make me feel beautiful.
So, with this, know you are in my heart and mind. I thank you for entering my life and making me believe in love again. You are everything I want, need, and hope for. Yes, you are better than I could have imagined.
This song came on the radio on my way home from the restaurant… while the words do not all apply to this post, there is something about the melody, something about a few lyrics, and something magical about being in each other’s arms and not being lonely together that sounds right about finding my future love and being in the moment with him. Someday…