Words of Love and Appreciation Between a Husband and Wife
Thankful Tuesday and Thursday is a new weekly feature here on www.whitleybrooks.com. There are so many negative things going on in the world and in our everyday lives, that it’s important to step back and acknowledge the people and things that we are thankful for. So I’m going to share something that I am thankful for every week and I challenge you to leave a comment about something you are thankful for in the midst of it all. It is done on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.
This 1st Thankful Tuesday is from both my husband and myself. We’ve been together almost 9 years and married for 2 1/2. I’ve been wanting to tell him how thankful I am for him and how much I love and appreciate him, but like a bum I kept putting it off. This evening, he was playing with my speech recognition software and started “writing” me a letter. He didn’t want me to read it until it was done. I agreed and took it one step further. I wanted to write my letter (which I already know it’s probably longer than his because I can just go tangent sometimes) and post both of them and we can read them at the same time.
Next challenge, how can I edit, proof and schedule a post without seeing it? One of my super friends to the rescue! He sent his to her and after I finished my letter, I sent her the one I wrote. This is a finished product. Hope you like it.
Hubby’s letter to Whitley:
Hubby’s letter to Whitley:
I am so extremely in love with my wife. It took me many years to understand what love was really about. Back in 2003, God blessed me with a wonderful woman and for years I took her for granted, not understanding what love was really about. Many years have gone by and my maturity level has grown. I Think that my wife has been the greatest thing in my life for the past 9 years. Through the ups and downs I have grown to understand truly what it means to be loved. Having a good woman stand by your side even when some of your family members won’t has meant the world to me. It has taken me many years and lots of unhappy nights to understand the bond you share with someone. The impact my wife has had on me these years, I have not been able to put into words until today. To have a friend, lover and a true inspiration for me has been more than I deserve. If I ever hurt her or made her cry in the past 9 years, I am extremely sorry. It took me 9 years to realize that I’m the luckiest man in the world and the love we share is more precious than gold, silver, and diamonds. Realizing you will be spending the rest of your life with someone as special as you means I can spend the next 80 years making sure that you never want, need, hurt, cry, or feel like you are not a part of my world. I say all of this to say thank you for never giving up on me when others wanted nothing to do with me. Thank you for opening up my eyes to a world that is bigger and better since you entered it. You have truly been an upgrade and I thank you for being for fertilizer to help me grow to be the man you can be proud of and the man you fell in love with.
Whitley’s letter to Hubby:
To my love, my bbkf, my Nets, best friend and partner in crime:
I thank God for you. Words cannot express what you mean to me and how much I love you. As a little girl, I prayed for the perfect guy- my very own Prince Charming. I kissed a few frogs, but I have truly found my prince.
Over the past 9 years of dating and 2 1/2 years of marriage, we have been through a lot. However, I would not change one moment of it because we wouldn’t be where we are now. Each and every day we learn more about each other and grow together and closer. Waking up everyday with you is amazing because I know that I have you and no matter what is going on, everything will be all right.
I don’t tell you nearly as often as I should and I’m extremely proud of you, the man that you are in the man that you are becoming. You are intelligent, kind hearted, loving and supportive. I’m proud of you and there will never be a day you have to doubt that. I am and always will be your biggest supporter.
I know without a doubt that you always have my back and my best interest at heart. When I don’t even believe in myself, you find the right words provide the perfect combination of love, support and a dose of reality. It takes a special man to support a woman like me, with all of her big dreams, crazy moments and issues. But you make it look easy and I know it’s not.
You always hear that women marry men like their father. Anybody that knew my father will attest to the fact that he is one of the best, realist, hardest working and most loving men you could ever have the pleasure of knowing. He was a man’s man. My heart is full of joy knowing that you share a special relationship with him and he loved you like his own son. And even though he passed away before we got engaged, I am happy that he gave you his blessing and knew that he would make a great husband and baby girl. Losing my father was, for lack of better words, devastating, heartbreaking and traumatic. Being the amazing man that you are, you didn’t miss a beat. You supported my family and me in any way that you could. Without a thought for yourself, you tirelessly served as my shoulder, my ear, my rock, my personal verbal punching bag (smile), my sounding board and my love. All things my father had done and would do. Why I’m saying all of this? Well obviously, I am saying thank you. But I also want to acknowledge that I married a man like my father. There were some similar traits in the beginning, but as time goes on, I see more and more.
Having a husband like my father is a wonderful thing. Why? My father was not only an amazing husband, but he was also the best father imaginable. I look forward to having your babies because I know that our children will have a great, loving, selfless, reasonably protective (smile) roll model, teacher and father in you.
I’ve tried to find the words to express what you mean to me. I am happy, proud and blessed I am to be your wife, partner and the (hopefully soon) future mother of your children.
Thank you, I love you with all my heart and keep being you.
*BBKF/Nets: These are 2 nicknames for my husband. Can you guess where they came from? Here’s a hint, BBFK comes from the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Are you in love? How do you tell each other? Do you have any problems telling other people how you feel about each other?