in a box of odds and ends that hasn't been touched since before the wedding (OK, longer than that), bryan came across a somewhat creased envelope with my handwriting across the front: "open next time you're upset with me!" it enthusiastically suggested. we opened it and saw that it was dated November 10, 2009 - almost exactly 2 years before our wedding (unbeknownst to me at the time, of course). i don't know what it means that i felt the need to write a "next time i really tick you off" letter just 4 months into our relationship, but moving along...
seeing as this blog is decidedly lacking in, well, WORDS, i thought i would share this precious piece of memorabilia with you all. i hope you enjoy it (almost) as much as we did =):
My Dearest Love,
I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I love you and how immeasurably blessed I am to have you in my life. After four months of being together more or less constantly, I still stare at you and think, "Is this perfect man seriously MINE??" I know I keep saying it, but it really does blow my mind that you exist!
It's hard to comprehend the idea of someone being MADE for me, but I'm beginning to suspect that you may have been. I think that maybe ever since I was born, God has been waiting to surprise me with you. You, Bryan Rosenthal, are a totally unexpected and undeserved gift =).
I think about you all the time; sometimes I can't help feeling how truly selfless God must be to have given me someone he knew would be in competition with him for my time and thoughts.
You seriously make everything better. You keep me close while simultaneously giving me the room I need to grow. While there are plenty of times when I doubt myself, it never occurs to me to doubt you.
Your love makes me love my life. It makes me love myself because you make me feel so lovable (That's a lot of loves). Most importantly, it makes me love God for all he is doing in my life through you. Not only am I never tired of you, I am more and more in love with you every day. I hope we have lots and lots more days ahead of us because you feel like home to me.
I've always thought about how my ideal man is someone I'd be proud to introduce to my friends and family - someone I'd want to show off. That man is definitely you. I am so proud of you and proud to be yours, with love ~ Theresee
(posted to Facebook November, 2009)