I cannot wait until I can say that every morning to you my dear. I got the chance to call you today and wow, I didn’t realize how much just hearing you speak would have an effect on me. Sweetheart if you haven’t noticed, I am deeply in love with you. I can’t explain the feelings I have; I just know that I want to do my best at showing you for the rest of my life. When I talked to you today, something was not the same. Is everything going okay? When I asked you, you said “no” but you didn’t really explain. What is going on sweetheart? If there is anything that I can do to help, I will try my best to help you out. I want my love to have no worries and stress. I am coming home to you my dear, and I am not gonna let you go. You’re mine. Damn, I just want to hold you in my arms right now. I want to climb back into my cot and slipping bag and wake up right there next to you there. I hope you realize just how strong my feelings are for you. Grace, I love you and only you. Well my dear I guess I should put up the pen for now and figure out where to mail this. I will start another within the next few days but for now, I better get back to guarding stuff. Just figured while every else was sleeping It would be a good idea to write you. Well my dear, don’t forget you’ve got a crazy GI fighting for you and he’s coming home to the love of his life. I love you baby
Yup, this is a real love letter from my husband when he was overseas, and we were a newly reunited couple. He told me he loved me, swept me off my feet, and my whole life changed in one night and then he was gone overseas with the Army. I was head over feet in love with this man who came back for me and said the most beautiful words and had the most wonderful touch. So why am I giving you such a sweet and secretive sneak peak into our lives of us as a young couple? This is a glimpse of a beautiful love story, one that seemingly comes from a book. Imagine the rain scene from the Notebook and that was my husband and I in our younger days.
Above being in love, what I believe most about us as a couple is that we are compatible. We have many similar thoughts about raising children, charity and decorating. We agree on a lot of philosophical issues and have the same faith base. We both grew up poor and loved the experiences of our lives because it has made up who we are today. I am not into Valentine’s day and neither is he because it doesn’t make sense to put so much focus on giving material love on one day when love should shine all year long.
The reason for mentioning this is because we are in love, have an amazing love story, are compatible and yet, we still live a “normal life”. There is more to us because the truth is, we still have a life after the "great love story". We are not as intimate as we would like to be, we are busy and tired parents of four children. We have a house that needs work on a daily basis and old vehicles that my husband has to spend time giving his mechanical skills and knowledge to. A real marriage ebbs and flows like a river. Sometimes it can be wild and if you are not careful, it can flip you over. Sometimes, a marriage is slow and gentle and all you want to do is sit by the bank in the river and take in the sights and sounds.
What you have to remember is that even the best marriages, the marriages that are meant to be from the moment the sun rises still run like a river. What does this mean? Okay, so we are compatible right, we get a long well and don’t often fight, but we had our issues and will likely still have our issues. Sure, these issues won’t be near as large as they were earlier on in our marriage, but we are still going to have to maneuver our way through the rapids.
Earlier on in our marriage we had to fight through addiction, through deployments, through insecurities and my depression and his anger. We had to learn how to survive and thrive together or fall apart completely. Do not think that marriage is going to be a walk in the park, unless you’ll willing to take a walk in Central Park at night. I cannot give you the exact way that my husband and I have made it through some of the darkest times in our marriage. God had a big hand in our lives for certain. It’s a truth for us. However, if you read some of the other post I have written on marriage, you will be able to see some of the things that we have done to keep our marriage real and alive.
I wanted to give everyone a glimpse of what life can be like even after a great and magical love story. I have had to learn how to stand strong as a wife, to give my husband respect even when he did not deserve respect. I have had to set boundaries and limits on our marriage in order to keep our love alive. I want those who are entering into marriage to look beyond compatibility, to look beyond an amazing love story and be ready for a journey.
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