Loving With Abandon
Don't mean to scare ya, but we are in for one wild ride. After spending the past seven years together, there isn't a better decision we could make in marrying each other today. God has had his hand on us and He'll never let us go as individuals or as the couple that he brought together.
Within the next few months, our "in sickness and in health" vows will be greatly tested. God will choose to save me and our baby and we will go on to have our own basketball team. I highly advise that you stay at the top of your game.
Continue to be the saver that you are, as I'll develop an affinity for little blue boxes from Tiffany & Co.
Hone your communication and problem solving skills. Don't forget what you learned in your business law classes, you'll draw deeply from that knowledge over the next decade.
Continue to encourage me to write, it will take precisely 14 years, but I will listen and eventually use the college degree you helped pay for.
Also continue to save for your dream car, I don't want to totally spoil it but 9-1-1 is in your future and it's no emergency.
We will meet fabulous people who will love us and let us down.
We will passionately love our family and friends, and we will let them down.
We will try to be perfect, but will often fall short. Be gentle with both of us and stay open to receiving God's grace and forgiveness.
Know that I won't abandon our love, but I will love you with abandon.
Know that I will test your patience mightily.
There will be ecstatic joy, searing pain and everything in between.
But most of all, know that through it all, I will love you and our sons with everything in me.
Many, many years from now, I want to go out in a blaze of glory-
Holding your hand.
All my love,