How to Write a Love Letter (to your future husband)
My small hand reached across t he dollar-st ore’s shelf . I don’t know if it was t he roses or swirly
script t hat caught my eye f irst . But t here it was, a not ebook covered in fancy, ant ique designs.
My nine year old heart craved t his book. Af t er all, a romant ic-looking not ebook would be
necessary f or journaling about crushes, wedding dress designs, and ult imat ely, my True Love.
Lit t le did I know t hat t his not ebook would change my lif e.
Wit h exact ly a dollar and eight cent s, I acquired my prize. Soon af t er, the novelt y of owning
such a “romantic” not ebook wore of f . And f rankly, I didn’t know what t o do wit h it . I didn’t have a
“love lif e” to writ e about . So, t he not ebook lay unused under my bed.
About f our or f ive years lat er, I was list ening to a college st udent t alk about “saving herself ” f or
her fut ure husband. She mentioned writing love let t ers t o her fut ure husband. She said it was a
great way t o pray f or him, and t hat it helped her t o save her virginit y and physical af f ect ions
f or marriage.
I pulled my “romant ic” journal out from under my bed. Perfect, I thought . And I began to writ e
let t ers t o my f ut ure husband. T hey weren’t prof ound or long; somet imes only an “I was thinking
about you t oday,” or, “Just want to say t hat I love you.”
My lif e changed. Inst ead of t hinking of my husband as a f ut urist ic dream, I began t o see him as
a real person. A living, breat hing man whom I would marry. If I would be t empt ed by impure
t hought s, I would whip out t he journal. I would jot a quick not e to him, apologizing f or my
f ailures, or t elling of my t riumphs. On August 10, 2013, I handed t his not ebook to my new
husband. He handed me a pack of let t ers in ret urn. We bot h were overwhelmed wit h t he love