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To My Future Spouse

August 20, 2009
By Anonymous

Dear _________ (I'll write your name here once I know who you are)

The first thing you need to know is, never underestimate what you mean to me. By the time you have the occasion to read this, I will have invested a significant portion of my life thinking, planning, anticipating, and, yes, dreaming about our life together. Not just the beginning, the wedding day, but each day until death do we part. Each moment matters – promise you will not forget that.

By the time we marry, we will probably have had a few laughs about who we thought we would wed at ages thirteen, fourteen, fifteen.... But there is always the possibility that we will not be laughing about it. What if I do end up marrying the person I'm thinking about right at this moment, in 2009? You know, I think I would laugh. It IS sort of amusing. However, if I am dead wrong, and “current crush” never becomes “future husband,” I'll be happy to accept that. I will hold out for someone who knows what love means.

What does love mean to you? I've learned that love is commitment to the point of sacrifice. Would you sacrifice for me the things I would sacrifice for you? If love is a choice rather than a feeling, will you love me when I fail to deserve it? Can I do the same for you?

One of my deepest hopes is having children together. Sometimes, when I see little ones walking down the street with their mums and dads, I wonder what ours will look like. In my blue wallet, I keep a list of names written on a piece of paper. I'm excited about someday having the opportunity to explain what each of them means to me, and finally choosing the perfect combination.

Remember, though, that even if we end up without little sprouts or a picket fence or a rose garden, your love will still mean more than the world to me, and I hope mine will mean the same to you. The most beautiful gift I can think of would be the affection of someone who waited for me. I promise I will wait for you so that we will never live in the shadow of trying to forget exes to whom we gave everything.

Take God-given opportunities – you never know which one will bring us together. You have my faith and trust.

I love you,

Your future wife

p.s. If your organizational skills are not stellar, that might be one area you could work on now. Start by getting rid of any weird collections you might have.

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This article has 61 comments.

on Aug. 27 2010 at 7:20 pm
Incendiary SILVER, NY, New York
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A little too generic...

on Aug. 5 2010 at 9:22 pm
natashajeanne1021 GOLD, Madelia, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Time is an important thing but it is also the cause of a lot of pain;Some wish for it to go faster while others wish for it to go faster.Then there are those that wish it could just end. So enjoy the time in life you are given and don't worry so much.

totally love this! =)

coly33 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 5 2010 at 2:06 pm
coly33 BRONZE, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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this is really cool and unique pretty romantic sorta like saying but you wrote ahead of time


on Jul. 30 2010 at 9:22 am
ice_princess BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
lead by example

I'm crying... I hope some one says something nice like that to me some day.

on Jul. 22 2010 at 12:08 pm
lauraclaire848, Suffolk, Virginia
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I got chills from the start! This is the sweetest thing and I admire you, whoever you are, for writing this down and then posting it. I think about my future husband and kid (yes, I only want one) and my life with them as well although I'm only a teen. Thanks for sharing :)

on Jul. 21 2010 at 12:07 pm
Hannahgee6 BRONZE, Greensburg, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
therefore do not worry about tomorrow. for tomorrow will worry about itself. each day has enough trouble of its own.

oh my gosh. this is great!!!! i wish i could think of something as good as that. haha :)

Trio123 GOLD said...
on Jul. 14 2010 at 9:09 pm
Trio123 GOLD, Sunnyvale, California
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this is too cute!! I agree with everything everybody in the comments said. I'm sure your (future) husband will be delighted to read your letter!! :)

ChelzH SILVER said...
on Jul. 14 2010 at 5:21 pm
ChelzH SILVER, Ranson, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"What is interesting about people is not their ability to do anything, but their perspective on everything and how the nuances of those perspectives correlate between people in similar and completely different situations." - K.H.

This is sweet! It's romantic, good luck to you and your future husband. :)

Rain777 GOLD said...
on Jul. 14 2010 at 12:05 pm
Rain777 GOLD, ?Town, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself, an original is always better than a copy! :D

Ahahaha! whoever you are, you're awesome! :p

lmbo! i love love love things like this! it warmed my heart! and truly made me smile genuinely!;

on Jul. 14 2010 at 9:14 am
alaskatrailmutt, Jefferson, Maryland
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I like it! hahah Collections. I like How you actually wrote it as a letter. Gret job!

on Jul. 10 2010 at 12:57 am
Bulletproofkid BRONZE, Vero Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstien

Nice. I feel bad for the poor fello, who has to get rid of his odd collections. (JK XD) lol :-)

***** 5 STARS

LivenLove said...
on Jun. 29 2010 at 12:08 pm
LivenLove, Washington, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Words are very powerful, but only if you listen to them."

This made me laugh hahaha I just love it! Good job too it flows very nicely:)

figureitout said...
on Jun. 16 2010 at 4:38 pm
figureitout, Dorchester, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets.So love the people who treat you right, forget the ones that dont.Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it'd be worth it.

i love this. and i love how you asked what is love to you. i actually wrote some thing about what love is. i explained what love is to me. its not on yet but it will be eventually. check it out. and best of luck to you and who ever your future husband may be. :)

on Jun. 11 2010 at 10:06 am
okinawagirl SILVER, Yuma, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD shall be praised-Proverbs 31:30
"All the World's a Stage"-Shakespeare

AWW, that is so sweet. very well writen- best of luck to you <3.

on Mar. 26 2010 at 6:03 pm
KatstertheMaster SILVER, Like I&#39d Tell You ;-), Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't really think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon."
Ellen DeGeneres

I know and love these feelings. I spend hours thinking, dreaming about, and praying for my future spouse. I hope you show this to him some day, perhaps when you are engaged. You might enjoy my song "Someday" because it's about the exact same thing. :D

on Mar. 26 2010 at 2:28 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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Haha omg i love this

on Mar. 12 2010 at 6:04 am
TanazMasaba GOLD, Dhaka, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's Heaven on Earth."

---William W. Purkey

Hahaha......this is sooooo cute

inspir3d GOLD said...
on Mar. 4 2010 at 8:55 pm
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!

Hey this is great!!! Really hearfelt. i wrote a letter to my future husband too :) so glad im not the only one :)

cotigwrites said...
on Feb. 26 2010 at 11:25 am
this is truely a very creative and romantic piece. i wish i had thought of it.

on Feb. 20 2010 at 9:55 pm
LostAngel DIAMOND, Jersey, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Just live your life, if people don't like the way you are doing it then they can get out of it" "if you can't stand me at my worst you dont deserve me at my best"

so cute, and I love the p.s. at the end that made it even better