3/22/12

Dear Husband.

I love you. Though you must know that by now.

In a note to his son, John Steinbeck wrote, "There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had."

I like to think that we bring out these things in eachother regularly. We have a good love. A great love. A love of big moments that bring out courage and goodness - and a love of small, quiet moments. A love that speaks with toes tucked under the other's legs. A love that shares interesting things that we've done or seen throughout our days apart. A love that makes inanimate objects talk and makes plans over cups of coffee. A love that holds hands on every walk. For every important step.

Do you remember the first time we held hands? It was in the car on the way home from bowling (before you found out that I hate bowling. And any other activity that requires shoe-sharing).

I never had to wait for you. To wish you'd just show up in my life already. To date a lot of duds before finding that you carry half of my heart. But I'm not sure it would have changed very much. I didn't need life without you know that life is so much better with you.

6 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. And made me cry. Really knowing love is such a wonderful thing.

    xo,
    Natasha

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  2. this just gave me goosebumps. love it.

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  3. this is beautiful. i love the steinbeck quote, i may have to use it :)

    i love the way you love your husband. i feel the same way about mine.

    taylor

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  4. That's how I feel about my boyfriend. I've just got this feeling that it's going to happen with us. He's always got my back and I've got his.

    I wouldn't say I've accomplished what I have because of him, but because I've been with him I am a better person.


    Love this quote!

    :) Ewa

    http://ewalooksattheworld.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is just a PERFECT description of what love is like. I wish I was as eloquent as you :)

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  6. Such beautiful words and a lovely picture to go with it :)

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