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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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on Feb. 8 2010 at 7:25 pm
SeptemberCrew BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Thank you! I love songwriting, too, and I think it's wonderful that you've written on this topic.

muffie said...
on Feb. 8 2010 at 6:23 pm
Yeah... i wrote songs with this meaning nd read them to my soon to b bf nd come to find out he wrote the same thing!!!

muffie said...
on Feb. 8 2010 at 6:20 pm
I love this one. I wrote like 3 songs with this same meaning so this was really cool to read.

on Jan. 19 2010 at 3:53 pm
SeptemberCrew BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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To everyone who has given positive ratings and feedback, THANK YOU! I appreciate it!

--the authoress--

400king BRONZE said...
on Dec. 28 2009 at 3:55 pm
400king BRONZE, Hemet, California
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Favorite Quote:
a poem is never finished, just abandoned

wow i really liked this. it was entertaining and still emotional at the same time.

on Dec. 3 2009 at 12:30 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

wow i thought that as eye opening and clever GOOD FOR YOU!!

on Nov. 20 2009 at 9:48 am
AutumnS. BRONZE, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Its better to burn out than fade away."-Kurt Cobain<3

Haha, Thats seriously amazing.

Especially the P.s. part.

on Nov. 17 2009 at 5:31 pm
BriarRose PLATINUM, Seneca, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I don't need a rose. I want a daisy you picked for my hair. I don't want some fancy box of chocolate. I want a pink frosting cookie you made just for me. Lets skip the upscale restaraunt and have a picnic in the park.

hahaha ditto

on Nov. 16 2009 at 3:54 pm
CaseyLeigh PLATINUM, Moraga, California
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Favorite Quote:
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.

Adorable! I'm sure we all have these same thoughts in regards to our future spouse.

on Nov. 14 2009 at 8:05 am
heartsday BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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That was the perfect. I loved p.s.

erikae GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2009 at 9:22 am
erikae GOLD, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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That is simply beautiful. Wonderful job!

on Oct. 26 2009 at 7:28 pm
4everluvjc BRONZE, Plantation, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
nothing is impossible with God! Try him and you'll see :)

Wow! This is really well written....I'm really impressed

Lisha BRONZE said...
on Oct. 23 2009 at 12:46 am
Lisha BRONZE, Karachi, Other
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Nicely put :)

on Oct. 16 2009 at 5:07 am
SeptemberCrew BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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You are very gracious -- I appreciate the feedback!

LillyJane95 said...
on Oct. 16 2009 at 2:00 am
NICELY DONE! Good choice of words, I never got lost. Wonderful job! You have a good togetherness of serious and humorous. Wonderful!

on Oct. 14 2009 at 11:25 am
SeptemberCrew BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Thank you for rating my article!

ImmortalDay said...
on Oct. 13 2009 at 10:02 pm
I like it and I totally agree with waiting.

on Sep. 5 2009 at 6:25 pm
BounciestCheese BRONZE, Eaton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Just Do It

i love it :) i also love your choice of words :)

on Sep. 5 2009 at 7:37 am
SeptemberCrew BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Thank you!

on Sep. 5 2009 at 12:23 am
Meredith Munro SILVER, Spring Lake, New Jersey
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i think this is so cute! adorable, very sweet; nicely done