The_Koffee_Klatch challenge #2
Write a letter to your first love
You don’t have to name names, although feel free if you want to! And it doesn’t have to be a person…for all we know, your first love was ice cream! Just take it where ever you want it to go, we’ll read it!
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I only had to think about this for a micro second. I then stopped and thought long and hard, was this the direction I wanted to take? It turns out that the micro second was plenty of time.
I am well aware that this is going to sound sappy and idealistic… It’s also going to sound like I’m a naive baby that hasn’t lived any real life… Oh I have… I truly have… However in this area of my life I do have a blessing… or at least I choose to make it one!
So without further ado…
My love story is a fairytale in motion… My first love was and is the man I married… though he wasn’t exactly a man back then!
Dear Ryan Laube,
I’m seven and I have lost my heart to you completely… I have known you my whole life and tonight at church you stole my heart with a comment about the wedding we would have one day. I can’t wait to marry you and live happily ever after.
I’m thirteen and you still hold my heart. There has never been anyone else and my heart is breaking. My family is leaving the church and I won’t see you anymore. Don’t forget me?
I’m 17 and dating a great guy. You are here and I see you across the room, just back from basic training standing proud in your dress blues, and in this moment I know that if you would just smile at me and hold out your hand like you did all those years ago I would walk away from him forever to be by your side. But you don’t.
I’m 19… He’s gone and my heart is broken… I’ve never forgotten you but you’ve been so far out of reach for so long that when we are thrown together unexpectedly the sight of you sends a shock into my very soul. In that moment I know that I am yours and you are mine… even if you don’t yet. I can’t wait to marry you and live happily ever after.
Later that year I did marry you… I walked down the aisle with my eyes fixed on yours and we ran boldly into the future together…
It’s been 11 years and I’ve never looked back. It is a blessing I do not take lightly to be living my happily ever after with you. Our life together is beautiful and though it has had moments of pain and tragedy and times of not so ‘happily ever after’ I wouldn’t’t change a thing. I would not miss a moment we have had together or a moment of our life to come…
Eleven years have passed since the day we married… 23 years have passed since the day I knew you would be the boy I loved forever. I’m still that girl…
you’re still that boy…
and yet we are so much more… with a boy of our own.
You are far away from me today as I sit and write this letter.
It will be a long while before I see your face again… and yet I know that just as our love survived all the little separations of our youth and all the separations that have come in the years in between, it will survive this one… and grow.
You hold my heart as you always have.
From your first love,