Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

Hello Lovely Ladies! I hope you are all having a great Valentines Day! I celebrated with Firefighter D yesterday by going to Villa Tronco (same Italian place we went for our Christmas date) then we attempted to go to the state musuem, but it was closed, so we went on to see The Vow. It was great! A must see! :) He had the day off from both of his jobs and I took the day off so it was nice to spend a week day together!

Anyways, on with today's post! My pen pal (who I met through Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition) and now friend Rachel over at {simple.little.joys} wrote a note a year ago today to her future husband. It was just too cute and included SO many of the qualities I seek in a future husband. Read her post from today (a year later) and see the precious cutness of a boyfriend that God has blessed her with. Such a sweet story & great to see the difference a year can make! I just had to re-post her letter for all you single ladies to read. And although I'm lucky enough to have a Valentine this year, I still consider myself "single" (by all government standards I am) and I won't consider myself not single until there is a shiny piece of bling on my left ring finger. :) So, I hope this letter makes you smile and fills your heart with hope & joy.

Dear future husband,
Where in the heck are you? Kidding, kind of. It's Valentine's Day, 2011. And I'm thinking about you, hoping and wishing you'd come into my life soon. 

I'm finally settled in Jackson. I've been a college graduate for close to a year now, I've had a great job for almost 7 months, and I'm comfortable in the most perfect little house ever. Life is good. But there's still a longing in my heart, because I haven't found you yet. I don't know if we've already met in life, or if you're still out there looking for me like I'm looking for you, but I am thinking about you today.

Above all, I pray that you are a Godly man. I pray that your love for Christ is the biggest aspect of your life. I hope that His love fills you in a huge way, and that you have a heart for Him and for His service. I don't want you to be ashamed of your faith. I pray that you will be the strong, Godly leader of our family every.single.day. I pray that you encourage me in my faith, and press me to being a better woman in Christ. I also hope that you have a church home that you love, because that is really important to me, too. Daily fellowship with other believers is what keeps me going.

I wonder what you're doing in life at this point. I hope you have a job that you love--a job that doesn't feel like going to work every day. I hope you have great friends and have made amazing memories with them so far...friends are such a huge part of my life, and I hope they will be for you, too. This  may be a little shallow, but I hope you have a love for SEC sports like I do, because otherwise, our Saturdays in the fall may conflict a little bit

I really hope you love kids as much as I do. I would love nothing more than to have a big family, full of love and lots of laughter, like my family is. I can't wait for many holidays together, soaking in every minute of the time we are fortunate enough to spend with each other. Speaking of family--that's a huge thing to me, too. I hope you're close to yours and that your family is really high on the priority list of your life. That shows a lot about a man. 

I pray that you have a huge zest for life. Cheesy, I know. But I'm planning on spending the next 70 or so years with you living them to the fullest. I want to travel all over the world. I want to make memories with you and with our children on vacations every year. I want to experience new things on a daily basis, and try everything at least once. I don't ever want to be afraid to do things, so I hope you are a little more fearless than me. I hope you push me to experience life as big as it gets. And I hope you're up to going on that adventure with me. 

One of my biggest prayers is that God will give me a man that can put up with me. I'm nowhere near perfect, and I know that. I'm impatient, moody, and stubborn. I have a big heart, but that also makes me really sensitive at times. Remember those things--love me for me, hug me when I'm moody, and tell me you love me in spite of my shortcomings. I'm stubborn, but I'm passionate. I never do anything with just half of my heart. It's always full force, which can be a blessing and a curse. 

There are so many other things I want to tell you, but I can't even find the words to say right now. Too many thoughts going on at once, I suppose. My heart is full of emotions that I already have for you, with the many prayers that I've prayed for you over the years, and with all of the expectations I have for us for the many years to come. I love you already, and I am clinging to the promise that God created you for me and only me. That sweet day that we finally meet needs to come in a quick fashion :) See, I told you I wasn't patient. I'm trying, though, I promise!

I really hope that you're as ready to meet me as I am to meet you. I am counting down the days! And I hope that when I see you, I'll know. I hope that all of the heartache that I've been through will make sense when our eyes meet for the first time. I hope that you'll love me in spite of my faults, and that you'll think I'm beautiful on my worst days. I hope that you'll be by my side, holding me up when I think I can't go any further, by my side on our most joyous days (like our wedding day, or the birth of our first child), and I hope that you'll mean those vows when you say them. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part. 

Love you to the moon and back,

"I believe in true love, I believe in love at first sight, I believe that love conquers all. That doesn't mean there aren't going to be hard days or difficult things to deal with because there will be--but finding that person who does it for you and knowing that that person loves you back no matter what makes everything so much easier" -One Tree Hill
Have a Great Day Ladies! I'm listening to some Whitney Houston on Pandora while I work today.. what a great voice that sang so many great love songs. RIP


  1. You are so precious. I am so thankful for you!!! Thanks for the repost :) I sure hope this gives some girls a little bit of hope on a day where it's hard to be single...I was there last year, and know how it feels! I hope you and your love have a wonderful day celebrating today :)

  2. Adorable! I should do this soon! Glad you had fun with that hunky firefighter. I think since we're like soulmate/best friends, I should meet him soon? :)

  3. I love this letter! So sweet :) And OTH quotes are the best! Happy Valentine's Day!!!