Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Much Needed Love Letter.


Dear Ty, 

When you first met me, you were so sure of us. You knew that I would be worth the risk.
I love that about you.
Lord knows that you are indecisive. You spend 15 minutes in the breakfast aisle, deciding on cereal. ;)
But when it came to me, you knew right away that I was worth it.

I know loving me isn't always easy.
Sometimes I am moody, selfish, impatient and I'm "always right". 
But you see past all of that, even on the bad days,
You see the best of me.
Thank God for that.
And I try everyday to be better.

My wonderful Ty, 
I don't know what I would do without you. You are everything that I wish to be.
Patient. Kind. Selfless. Laid back. Loving.
These past few weeks have been hard. Stressful.
When I'm down and ready to give up, you always pull me back in.

When I want to give up.
When I want to let go of you.
When I think you deserve more.
When I say things I don't mean. 
When I think it's all wrong.
When the road gets rough.
You ignore every painful word I speak and pull me into you.
You never give up on me.
And you show me through your selflessness & kindness, that no matter what, you are there.
Like a rock. 

I think that's what love is all about. 
It's about finding the person worth fighting for and never giving up on them. 
I am sorry.
And you know why...


Remember when we first met? How there was so much passion? 
The chemistry between us was like magic.
Remember how you looked at me while you rode your motorcycle by me as I was jogging? 
...........I could never forget that look.
Remember how I'd always run back to kiss you good-bye a second time, because I missed you before I'd even left?

Every relationship starts like that. But that "always want to be with you", "Never gonna hate you", "So in love" feeling isn't always as strong as it is in the beginning. Life can throw things in the mix that cause struggles. As life goes on, you start to realize that anyone can feel like that in the beginning. It's getting through those messy times that most people can't accomplish.

Remember when we saw that elderly couple, probably in their eighties, out on a date at the chinese restaurant? The old lady was all dolled up and the man who could barely walk opened the car door for her. And then they sat in their parked car, kissing. We were laughing at how rare it is to see an old couple like that. So in love.

I love when you tell me that we are going to be that little old couple at the chinese restaurant. 
The little old couple that everyone talks about. 
Together and more and more in love everyday. 
I want that.
Baby, thank you for seeing past my bad qualities. 
Thank you for understanding my moments of sadness and helping me smile again.


I hope I can give to you, one ounce of what you have given to me.
I can't wait to marry you.
I love you. Always. Forever. No matter what.



~Lauren 


     If you haven't read.....Our love story HERE.







18 comments:

  1. aww so beautiful!!

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  2. Great post! My hubby is a firefighter.

    I'm stopping by from the UBP.

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  3. This is beautiful and you are a great writer! Found you on UBP and look forward to getting to know you better and reading your blog! Stop by and say hello if you get a chance! :)

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  4. This letter was so sweet it made me tear up. I worry that things will cool off a bit with my boyfriend soon to be fiance. He's the best person I've ever met and never fails to see the good in me.
    He definitely makes me want to be a better person.

    I'm happy for you :)

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  5. Such a sweet letter. Stopping by from the UBP! I am not going to lie, I sat and listened to your playlist for about fifteen minutes. Amazing taste! ;) You have a new follower and I'm looking forward to poking around your block a bit more and getting to know you better!

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  6. So sweet!!!! Relationships go thru phases ( I know I have been married almost 12 years). You have to work at it especially after the kids come into the picture.My husband and I try to have mini dates to stay connected. Coffee dates are my favorite.You guys are such a sweet couple ,can't wait for the wedding photos!!!!!

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  7. What a beautiful letter. I think you will love marriage. Love and marriage take so much work but they are so worth it.

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  8. this was beyond beautiful. i love and appreciate all the truth and honestly in your words, lauren. it is awesome.
    ty IS lucky to have you. you're lucky to have one another.
    it's nice to know that someone loves you no.matter.what.
    you have an amazing bond and connection...it is so evident in your words <3
    have a happy monday!!
    xoxo
    maria

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  9. Lauren, I'm so glad you guys found each other :) I have that 'always right problem' too...

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  10. My husband and I just celebrated our 19th year on the 10th of April. Two months after meeting we were engaged and two months later married. It was quick, but my heart made my decision and it hasn't been easy, especially since at the time I didn't realize what an Infantry wife really meant.But we learned together what it took to keep us together especially since we are complete opposites its extra hard. Relationships are so hard some days and you think wow, we are in love it shouldn't be this hard. But I know its the good times that help you get through the bad. This was a beautiful love letter. you and Ty are blessed to have each other. I saw you through cup half full.

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  11. So sweet. It is really important to make sure we say I love you to those who are most important in our lives and I think I will do a better job today and tell my 3 kiddos and hubby just that. Thanks for sharing!Found your blog on UBP12 and I am glad I did.

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  12. I feel like I could have written this letter to my hubby. He always sees the best in me even when I am at my worst and he always fights for things when I want to give up. :)

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  13. so sweet... and i love that you are so open to share with everyone.. much like me.. sometimes i wonder what people will think, sharing soo much...but usually not..haha.. =)

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  14. This is so sweet! You guys are a beautiful couple! Thanks for linking up, hon! xo

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  15. I LOVE that letter...I love that you are so candid about your life and love for each other because you aren't alone! I identify with YOUR parts in the letter. Thanks for sharing

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