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Monday, June 8, 2009

Love Letters


My Darling Husband,

Over the weekend, I read an article on HubPages.com. It said that I can show you how much I care by writing you a love letter. Not one to let a golden opportunity like this pass me by, I thought it best to follow the suggestion.

Step 1: Open the letter with love

Check. Note the use of the word “darling” above.

Step 2: Tell him the reasons he’s so wonderful

Let’s be honest. I probably do not give you enough credit for everything you do. One thing I’ve been working on lately is to remind myself how much I appreciate you and why you mean the world to me.

I also want to pass along a sincere thank you for the advice you give me on most matters in my life. You continually strive to steer me in the right direction. I love you for that.

However, might I return the favor, with love?

Self empowerment can be tremendously inspiring. I whole-heartedly encourage you to experience its greatness firsthand. If you are asking yourself, “how do I do this,” I might be able to help. One idea is to become a bit of a lighter sleeper, now that we have kids. This would enable you to hear them when they cry at night and get out of bed to see how you can help.

If you want to talk with me more about “empowerment” sometime, know that I have tons of other super-fun ideas.

Step 3: Close with passion

(I’m not sure how to do this, so I am going to skip this step.)

Your Adoring Wife


In coming up with this post, I thought it could be vastly improved if Geoff wrote a response. He declined. However, we agreed that I could write a letter for him…


Dear Adoring Wife,

Who are you and what have you done with the woman I live with? You have never used the word “darling” in reference to me in your entire life.

Three words for you: Suck it up. Your life is not that hard.

Love,

Your Darling Husband

PS: Ask yourself how much time you spend on the computer and then repeat my magical three words that I mentioned above. I love you.
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48 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Sweet idea! Fun post!

xoxox,
CC

Kameron said...

That is funny. I'll keep my advice for the hubbs to myself.

He And Me + 3 said...

That is funny. I think I will just keep saying I love you. No advice from me.

Miranda said...

I enjoyed your post, very cute and funny. Loved your husband's "response" sounds like one my husband would write to me. :)

Kristin said...

Ah ha ha.

mrs.notouching said...

Selective hearing and ability to sleep through earthquakes - is a gift that men a born with.

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

As always my dear, you crack me up!

Jillene said...

hehe!! That post was AWESOME!!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Tee, hee, hee...so glad to be able to follow your crazy posts again! Too cute :)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Um, has he met my husband? I am scared right now. So eery.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Cute, funny, and true, as I can picture many husbands saying, who really wrote this? Ha ha. Love it!
Have a great week!!!

Kelly Deneen said...

LOL!! I totally could use that letter to my husband. And he would probably respond the same way. ha!

Laura said...

3 Bay B Chicks this explains so much and I think you should call Hallmark and see if you can get the rights =) Ahh aren't we all typing away into the night...great idea for a post.

KC Mom said...

♥♥♥XooOxXo
(That's big kiss, little hug, little hug, big hug, little kiss, big kiss, little hug)

Ronnica said...

I love that YOU wrote the response...you did a good job!

the ungourmet said...

Funny! That sounds like the response I would get from my husband!

Thanks for stopping by for a cupcake! :0)

Jo said...

hehe Very sweet and funny too. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

His letter would match Ben's!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I like that you wrote back for him...LOL!

We actually do this. The love letter thing. Behind our mirror in the bathroom we've taped up a piece of paper and leave random notes to each other every now and again. Sometimes it's simple, three words. Or something adoring and sigh worthy. But, it keeps us in touch when we don't say the things that perhaps we should out loud. I think it's fun, but then again I'm a romantic at heart! :)

Sevibabyyy said...

The man and I have little mailboxes that I got from Target dollar deals and decorated. We place out love letters inside of them and check them out for mail. It's a great idea!

Deb said...

I like the idea. Geoff and Sven would get along very well.

Lolli said...

Too funny! Back when we didn't have kids, we used to send each other letters and cards all the time. I have no idea what I'd write now....Kinda sad!

Randi Troxell said...

haha! love it!!

Abra said...

hahahahaha!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Oh Francesca, don't be afraid of Texas! Yes everything BIGGER in Texas (the spiders, the snakes, the scars), but its also all BETTER in Texas (the rivers, the skies, the fields).

Com'on down!

~Erica

Gunfighter said...

Hopefully, Mrs Gunfighter won't read this.

WhisperingWriter said...

Haha so funny.

My husband would be all, "Okay, what do you want to buy?" if I wrote him a letter like that.

Mainly a midwife said...

That's hilarious. I love the bit about becoming a light sleeper :)

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Love it. The self-empowerment tip is particularly useful; I can't believe your husband isn't jumping on it.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That is just too funny! Loved it! :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I"ll wirte one to him if he writes one to me first. Why do the wives always have to make the first move?

LOL ;-)

cute idea!

Jennifer said...

Ahahahahaaa! This might be the first 'real' love letter I've read in my life!

{Katie Lane} said...

Love it!

Jen said...

I'm sure if asked my husband would agree with the "suck it up, your life isn't that hard" comment. And, I have never called my husband darling either.

Jo said...

Hee hee hee. I see this is a REAL love letter vs the kind that you read about in sloppy women's magazines!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Magical three words. Heh!

My husband and I used to write notes to each other .... what happened?

Julie said...

Too funny!

Counselormama said...

This sounds sooo dang familiar! How funny! Saw your brother this weekend, he kills me!

FrankandMary said...

Geoff declined to respond. Me thinks you married a smart man. TRAP.
I LOVE the response from you. ~Mary

tiburon said...

That is hysterical! :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

love it. simple. love it.

Grand Pooba said...

Ha! Remember when you said you modeled your marriage after mine? Well the tables have turned my friend.

The tables have turned.

Helene said...

So funny!! I think my husband's response would be exactly the same!!!

Fiauna said...

Love it. I think I'll try writing a few love letters myself ...

Technodoll said...

LOL! a darling post that brought a smile to my face!

it's my husband's birthday next week and I will endeavor to write him a love note in his card. Thanks for the reminder :-)

Mama Zen said...

I can't seem to get my husband into empowerment, either!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Nothing says "I love you" as well as "suck it up"!

SO said...

Oh how I have missed your sense of humor! I need to find more time to read my blogs!