Anonymous

2/23/2012 The Lady 15 Comments

Dear Friends and Readers,

I've been working for an hour attempting to create an appropriate enough introduction to this, but I cannot. I don't have the words. What is written below is from an anonymous male reader, and I think it's beautiful. I hope you do too.


Con Amor,

The Lady



Dear Wife-to-be,


I'm trying.


I'm trying to find you. I realize this is exactly what I should be doing, and I will admit it's taken me longer to get started than it should have, so I don't tell you this in some paltry attempt to impress - I just want you to know that I'm trying. Please don't give up on me - it sure would be disappointing if I found you right as you found someone else.


I don't know you yet, but I know this - you're out of my league. You are out of my league and I thank you for it. I wake up every morning with the intent of becoming a little bit better, doing a little bit more, so that, day by day, I can get closer to where you already are. Of course, your rate of improvement is greater than mine, so I'll never actually catch up, but that's okay - just know I'm trying.


Now let me just tell you - I'm crazy about you! You make me want to sing out loud and dance the night away, and those are two things I don't often have the desire to do. It's your hair, your eyes, and your smile..and it's much more than that - it's you.


There are so many things I want to tell you, so much I'd like to share, but it will just have to wait - I've got to find you first. There are a lot of things I don't know, but this one thing I have come to know all too well - I will never truly be home, until I find you.


And I want to go home.


I'm trying. Remember that, will you?

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15 comments:

The Skeptic said...

Oh, goodness. It is beautiful. People like this exist?

Juichi said...

They do. I've met quite a few. Then there are a bunch of us who think we fit this, but aren't sure. That said, brownie points and best wishes to that guy.

Kailee said...

I hope he finds her soon. I hope I find a guy like him :)

Ally :) said...

oh my. is this too good to be true? can i get in contact with him? this is just the kind of hopeless romantic that a hopeless romantic like me needs. :)

A. said...

I just about died reading this. Thanks for giving me hope!

Buzz said...

It's nice to know amazing [and worthy!] men like this are still out there... looking for the right kind of love. The kind that makes you get up in the morning and not want to sleep at night because you're too excited. I hope this wonderful man finds that.

Dreaming said...

I almost cried when I read this. It is so sweet and I hope someday that I can find a man like that.

I concurr with previous posters, I think this guy deserves a date via this blog, for all the other hopeless romantics here. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, guys like this do exist. They're harder to find than the other types of guys because they usually don't advertise it. In fact, I bet that nine out of ten of you already know one.

-A good guy.

GracieLou said...

What I would give...
That's probably one of the most romantic things I've ever read.

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Doesn't this just make you want to fall in love? That was definitely one of the most romantic things I've ever read! Have you heard the song "Out of My League?" That's what this reminds me of a little...

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Summer said...

Beautiful.

Juichi said...

I do have one issue with this letter that I hope will provoke further discussion. The writer mentioned that he saw in himself a feeling that we men are taught - that we are inherently inferior to women. This is common at BYU! (Examples of it in action: "Even if she's wrong, she's always right." "Men get the priesthood to catch up to where women naturally are." ) This is intimidating to us - we're told that we have to convince someone who's much better than us (mostly but not completely false) to be chained to us for eternity. I honestly think this factors into why we men don't ask you on dates as much as we should. In the unlikely event that you women who read this blog see this, I'm curious to see your perspective on this notion.

Eleanor Dashwood said...

I nearly settled, but this gave me hope. Thank you dear anonymous sir.

Jason said...

I know a bunch of guys who think that way, Juichi. I, too, think it's a biproduct of our mormon micro-culture. Um... Those words are bigger than me. Excuse me.

I actually don't agree 100% with this, though. I mean, yes, I believe we're all looking for a partner, not a master. There are girls and guys who buy into it a little too literally; but I think it's a good thing.

How? Well, it means I'm thinking about her more than I am about me, which is the whole point. So when my friend starts complaining about how it bothers him to hear things like that, I generally smack him upside the head, because he's also my tutor in chivalry, and dang good at it too.

The only issue I see is really nice guys, like you said, lose confidence because they actually believe they're inferior, and they have no chance. That takes a little experience to get over.

P.S. This guy is awesome. I am definitely this guy. I always thought I'd write letters to a girl without her knowing, when I find her, as in dating her... but I didn't think of writing before I met her...