on this you can depend, future wife

Dear future wife,

I want you to know this.

I want you to know this and never doubt it.

I’m going to find you beautiful.

Always.

When you smell like recycled air and breakfast burrito.

When you haven’t slept.

Bags under your eyes.

Work stress all over your face and mood.

I’m going to find you beautiful.

When you have wrinkles.

Grey hair.

Less hair.

More hair.

When you have stretchmarks.

I’m going to find you beautiful.

In sweats.

In sketchy old t-shirts.

In inexplicable neon skinny jeans.

No make-up.

Lots of make-up.

Eight hours old make-up.

I’m going to find you beautiful.

When your stomach feels too full. When your heart feels too empty. When the world feels too big. Too cold. Too dark. When you feel too little. Too scared. Not enough. God, not nearly enough. When it all feels like it is crumbling down on you. When you can’t for one damn minute understand why I’d ever even want to touch you, let alone hug you, kiss you and pounce on you.

I am going to find you so beautiful.

And I’m going to tell you.

In whispers.

In writing.

In actions.

In late night kisses that last until early morning.

I’m going to tell you.

On days when you don’t feel it.

Especially.

Love,
Peter

 
 
 
 
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6 Responses

  1. You are going to make a great husband, says the girls who’s husband has expressed his love and affection for her through many of the thick and thin moments you listed above.

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m totally sending this to my future husband. You know, as a guideline.

  3. Wow…so beautifully written! My expectations for a letter written to your future wife were kind of low, I must admit, but—whew!—go get her! I hope you do find someone because what a waste if you don’t!

  4. IASoupMama says:

    Oh, so very sweet! Good work on the piece and the philosophy!

  5. Marie Nicole says:

    People who are happily in love read this and think: so true and sigh with a smile
    People seeking the one to be happily in love with read this and think: if only…
    People in a relationship who aren’t happily in love read this and think: Why did I pick the wrong one?

    You’re totally a prince charming…

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