To my darling husband

— On our 25th wedding anniversary

Right now, I begin to think of our marriage and wonder if it’s fate that has brought us together. Yes, it’s the way it should be. We’re meant to be united by God; we were simply born for each other;we are supposed to be together all our lives.

Indeed, it seemed that God had a plan for us and nothing went wrong. After our first blind date we started our lifelong journey of love and began our life together. We might have loved each other before we met. Or I have been waiting for you all my life, including now. You know too well that distance or separation makes the heart grow fonder. I love you all the more now and I feel the same from you.

Now my bad memory often finds its way to the first sight and site we met. I’m convinced and can confess to you now that your shy and smiling eyes captured me and my heart welcomed you and went out to you. Through my eyes I must have told you that you were the loveliest of all, or rather the more adorable one of the 2 potential spouses I was blessed to choose from then.

Over 2 decades ago on a rainy night, you stayed behind for the night(I stayed overnight at a close friend’s) whereas the other man left in the pouring rain. After some time’s correspondence,he returned from the army before receiving my Dear John letter. It seems to be my life’s dramatic climax(my life is honestly simple except for this episode), but I truly feel sorry for hurting one I don’t love but really with no intent to hurt at all(his parents died young, which also grieved the situation).

After a brief courtship, we got married. Just as you boast so often, you change me and my life blooms because of you. Even now when you look deep into my eyes, I know that is happiness. When you wrap your arms around me, I would stop complaining you or life without you around. I can’t help smiling whenever I see you or think of you. Undoubtedly, life is really too short, in particular, for all couples in love.
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For the first 20 years, we had a rather busy life of keeping a job and establishing our nuclear family. Instead of saying that the sky is bluer and life has been a feast, I can say I can never be thankful enough for what I’m given. Yet, happy time flies. We simply blink and we’re growing old together. Though far from enough, we’ve shared a lot of life together, like visiting all the southern beaches. Indeed, there is love lost between us. With love in mind, reality is better than a dream.

I want to mention here that I love the little love game(bear hug) you do with me. You would ask me to sit on your knees and let me fall down all of a sudden so that my hands have to tightly cling to your neck. It never fails to make me laugh heartily every time. And it’s true that I never fail to receive a phonecall from you for each and every day when you’re away.

Though you can see my wrinkles, you often tease me that I have not changed so much since we met and I’m still your girl, old girl. Frankly, life with you now is like putting on a pair of old shoes or jeans that fits perfectly. You’re my cozy home and I’d like to follow you wherever you go. You make my life easier and funner. I really want to share the rest of my life with you, only you, for you are everything and even the world to me and I love you more than beans and rice now.

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