Signed, Anonymous.

8/30/2012 The Anti-Austen 6 Comments

Once, a great while ago, we received an email from a man that contained a simple letter to his future wife. I posted it on the blog because I loved it. It restored and bolstered my faith that men are trying too, that I'm not in a one-sided tug-of-war. He sent me another letter today and I want you to see it merely because it is a good reminder for me as well as you. And maybe one of you is the one he is writing to (or will be one day) and you have to know.

-The Lady

Dear Wife-to-be,

Thank you.

For so many things.

Today, it's simply the fact that you'll take the time. It means a lot, so thank you. Thank you for taking the time to actually get to know me, the real me; for understanding who I am and who I strive to be. Thank you for listening; for realizing that somewhere in my endless ramblings there was meaning - there was purpose. Thank you for understanding my silence - for hearing that which I don't know how to say. Thank you for realizing I'm not as simple as I seem, or as complex as I tend to believe. I know it's not always easy, and at times your patience wears thin, but you'll give me a chance, followed by many more, and for that I thank you.

Now I really must tell you - I miss you.

I miss you more than I dare admit. 

I don't know where you are, or who you are, but I know that I miss you, and I know that you're missing. You're missing from my life, and along with you is part of me, and this simply won't do. I miss you and I won't be complete until I find you.

So come back. Please. Come home. 

I'm sure there are times when you wonder if it's all worth it - I do too - but the beautiful thing is, with you, I won't have to wonder anymore - you'll unknowingly answer all of my questions, and I hope to do the same for you. I don't know when our paths will cross, but I look forward to that day, and many more after that.

Remember that I'm trying, and know that I'm waiting for you. Only you.

You see, waiting is what we do when we know something will be worth it; waiting is what we do when we want to get something right.

And I intend on getting this right.

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Haley Dennis said...

This is probably one of the most attractive things a guy can do. Not being afraid to express his feelings and put himself out there like that. Beautiful.

Grace Miller said...

I think I speak for all of us when I say that I want to meet this man, and hope to find and be worthy of someone like him.

Anonymous said...

I often want to write letters like that. And just like this man, I miss my husband (who I haven't met) and children (who have yet to come), to the point of aching for them. I ACHE for them, and with the same yearning, hope they are being patient with me as I try to figure things out and to find them. I love his letters because they remind me of my desires and that there is hope for someone to actually take the time to get to know me, and that the guys are trying, in spite of what I tend to think sometimes. Thanks for posting these Lady!

Anonymous said...

These remind me of this blogger and her series of letters "to the man who'll make me an honest woman"-

They are wonderful and simple and sweet and yes, I agree with this anonymous man that waiting will be so, SO worth it.

Just Some Guy said...

I've recently found myself thinking along these lines more and more. Kinda reminds me of one of my favorite songs:

Just Some Guy said...

It's Michael Buble's "Haven't Met You Yet". I like the very end of the video, when he leaves the store and she walks right by and they just continue walking. I often wonder if that's been me and I'm just not trying hard enough.