Saturday, September 19, 2009

Love letters buried in a box

As I was going through a packet of emails from Steph that I had printed from ten years ago, I found the most incredible, most beautiful love letter that I had completely forgotten about.  When I read it, tears poured from my eyes, for it was like reading it for the first time.  I relived the joy and excitement of our new love all over again, and marveled at how our love for one another has only grown since then.  The letter is far too intimate for me to share all of it but I want to share just one paragraph that especially touched me.

I could lay all sorts of bon mots at your delicious feet.  I could promise you to climb the highest mountain, or swim the deepest sea, but really, what merit is there in vows that will never be called upon?  No.  I vow to you my undying love for all eternity, whatever that is.  I vow that whatever happens in this universe, I shall always find you and love you.  You will never be alone.  And while we are here, I shall always treat you with the respect and love you so singularly deserve.  Whomever else may have my body, you will own my heart.