6.15.2012

Friday Letters

Our college days. {Notice someone's mouth in between our faces? I know, weird.}
Dear Steven - Last night me and your mom went through old photos of you to use at our wedding. You were so cute and chunky! I loved seeing bits and pieces of you growing up. However, in an odd, inexplicable way, I almost felt robbed of time with you. The most bizarre pang of jealousy went through me towards everyone surrounding you in those photos. The ones that had been there for you in each and every stage of your life --seen you grow, mature, and eventually find yourself.  Although I'm glad I met you when I did, {we wouldn't be the same people we are today without those singular, earlier moments that shaped us}, but I wish we had even more memories together. I felt like I had already missed out on so much of your journey! As if time has robbed me of an even further depth of love. I am grateful for the time the Lord has allowed me to spend with you. Luckily, I now have the rest of my life to watch you grow up! I hope from this moment forward, I will remember just how precious each and every moment I spend with you is. I continually take advantage of the blessing you are. Forgive me. Let's hang out tonight..I love you, fiancĂ©. 


6 comments:

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Oh my gosh I felt the same way when doing the EXACT same thing last year! I really was sad that I didn't know my husband back then. FUnny you posted this! Happy Friday girl !

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Y'all aren't alone. I feel the same way about the early years of my boy's life. When I first became part of his friend group I felt that I had missed SO many years of his life...but I too knew that those years are what made him who he is today, and was when we met. This makes me happy because others feel/felt the same way...I'm not too abnormal! Lol Happy weekend!

Cara said...

So sweet! You guys are young and you have SO many more years. They will be the best years.

poptartyogini said...

I've never thought of it that way but I totally feel you. I wish I could have watched my husband grow up but I guess he was spending that time developing into the person I needed him to be.

Laura Darling said...

It is so weird to think about the fact that the person you're with had a life before you! At least you're together nwo!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

I never thought of that, but it's so true. However, in my case, my husband is 17 years older, so that would just be weird. Lol. ;)

I love your line, "let's hang out tonight".