A Letter of Love

Having a long-distance relationship can be pretty agonising. Especially in the beginning of a relationship. You know, when things are hot and heavy and you want to spend every minute in their arms? And instead you are chatting on the phone and feeling heart-broken. Thirteen years ago, after six blissful weeks together, Husband/then-Boyfriend went back to London and I stayed in San Diego.

A letter of love

We then spent 10 months apart before I was able to move to London. Oh, those 10 months. We squeezed in three visits in that time. We spoke every day on the phone. We emailed. But it was tough. But Husband did something special in the beginning of our long-distance relationship. He wrote me a love letter. And not just any love letter. The mother of all love letters. I think it was that letter that kept me steadfast. It is quite a leap of faith to move across the world for someone. To give up your life, your friends, your job.

Husband still sometimes writes me sweet, silly poems. But nothing will compare to that first letter. Nor do they have to. Our life is more than words on a paper. Though they are nice. Our life is now the realisation of that letter.

This week’s theme for The Prompt is ‘a letter…’; pop on over to MumturnedMom for more posts on this theme.

 

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7 thoughts on “A Letter of Love

  1. As how sweet! I can really see Moozles in that picture of you there! Now i feel like a winky icon and a text saying ‘what you wearing?’ Doesn’t really cut it 😉 X

  2. Oh, this brought tears to my eyes, in a good and happy kind of a way. How wonderful to have that letter, what a special thing to do. But it was your lines ‘Our life is more than words on a paper. Though they are nice. Our life is now the realisation of that letter.’ that really made me sniffle. Beautiful. Thank you so much for linking to #ThePrompt x

  3. Ah how lovely! Bizarrely it was long distance emails that brought me and my husband together, after years of living in the same city and doing nothing about it… Words are definitely powerful things 🙂 x

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