Monday, April 25, 2016

Inventions and Stuff and Things || A Marriage Letter


Dear Jason, 

Every morning I tell you that you're my favorite invention. You laugh and so do I. But I'm so serious. You are the favorite of all the things I know. 

I have always been a things person. Loving shoes and clothes and purses and things is an part of my DNA. It's not the proudest part of my DNA, but I am materialistic. You married me knowing that. And you've loved me despite the fights we've had over another Amazon package on the door step. You've endured shopping fasts and Target runs, not-so-quick errands and budget conversations with good humor. 

It's been a dream of mine to not give a damn about things. I've always had a guilty spot in my heart over the way I love sandals and Nike and pretty wall hangings. And, for part of my life I wondered how a man could give me all the things I want. But then you. You came along and it wasn't about things or places, but about us. You came on your college frat-boy budget and swept me right off my feet. 

Because you were the greatest thing ever invented. And I know you were invented by Him just for me. 

You, being the best invention ever, have paled all the things. You have taught me what it means to feel poor despite all the clothes in my closet and dollars in the bank. You have taught me the richness of love and marriage. You have taught me that no thing could ever fill the hole that losing you would leave. And, though I dread the day it isn't a Mr. Thomas and Me kind of world, the wealth that I have shared with you over the last (nearly) five years is truly priceless. 

What a blessing to be tailor-made, 
Amber
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This letter is one in a series of letters I write to remember mundane moments of my marriage that would otherwise slip away. I write with a dedication to hold tight to him and to remember how life looks right now at this very moment. The chance for these letters to shed light on our marriage before children for our children because they won't know us as newlyweds is a much loved and added bonus.

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