To my blog readers:  Since it’s Valentine’s week and love is in the air, I thought I’d change things up and share a love letter to my husband.  Why share something so personal?  Because we are in a tough season and I figure there may be other women out there in a similar season of life.  Maybe my words will resonate with you.  Maybe not.  But here they are…

 

To my hubby,

You may wonder why I’m writing you this letter and sharing it for the world to see.  But you know I’m not great at expressing my feelings out loud. Writing is my outlet.  And it’s important to me for you to know how I truly feel about you.  We are in a tough season of life right now. Having and raising children is tough.  It tends to take it’s toll on me, especially.  I can get so wrapped up in meeting the kids needs that I often forget to meet yours.  We’ve been here before and have even gone through harder times. I have no doubt we will see more.   We always manage to survive and come out stronger.

Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this…

Some people say that their wedding day was the best day of their life.  While our wedding was a moment that I had spent so long waiting for, it’s the marriage that is my favorite.  Figuring out this life with you, have been some of the best moments of my life.

I often wonder what I did to deserve a man like you.  We both know you’re not perfect and I’m certainly not either.  But what you are is good.  It’s like you were made to be a husband, in the way that I was made to be a mother. I’m so grateful for your father for that!   It’s so effortless for you where I seem to have to work so hard at being a good wife.  I want to be better, for you!  I want to learn to give you the attention and meet your needs the way that I do for our children.  I’m trying…

Marriage is hard.

Most people give up as soon as it gets hard but not us.  We pick ourselves up, push through the hard, because we know, we are worth it.  We have built an amazing life together, one that I honestly, never imagined possible.  Though we may fight, disagree, sometimes, not even like each other very much, we will never give up on each other.  Thank you for never giving up on me.

There are so many things that I love about you!   I love how attentive you always are to my needs, my desires and my feelings.  You always put me first. I love how attracted you are to me, after 16 years and 3 kids, you never cease to make me feel wanted.  Your loyalty is something that is so rare and that I cherish.  I know there have been times that you may have thought you wanted to leave but you didn’t.  You stuck it out and have made this family what it is.  I love that our boys have such an amazing role model to look up to.  They will know how to treat a lady and be a gentlemen.  I’m so grateful that our daughter will have high standard for finding a husband because of you. You have set the bar high!

I know that I’m not always the best wife and not the easiest to live with. But I love you with my whole heart! Every day of this life I am grateful to get to spend it with you. We will make it though this tough season and we will be better for it.  Know that I appreciate you and all that you have done and continue to do for our family.  You are the love of my life and I promise to cherish you for the rest of yours.  Thank you for choosing me and never giving up on me!