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dear future husband,

sometimes i wonder what you’re doing right at this moment. how do you spend your days pre-me? are you still in school? do you play sports with the guys? kiss all the girls? do you go on crazy adventures?

whatever you are doing, i hope you’re saving up some good stories. i love stories.

x leslie

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dear future husband:

Epiphanies are amazing. Today I realized I have no clue what I want. If you asked me where I saw myself in five years, I wouldn’t have a solid answer. You’re in my plans for sure, but I don’t quite know how. I don’t know where I’d want to live, or how close we’d live to your parents. I don’t know if I’ll want to keep working or be going back to school. I am undecided about which video games our sons will play and how early our daughters can start wearing make up.

I know we don’t need to have it all figured out now, but once I get the basics sorted, it’ll be easier to find you. I know in past relationships I’ve felt comfortable rolling over and accepting whatever my man wanted. Yeah, that’s pathetic, and in the end, compromising like that wouldn’t make me happy. So, I’m going to spend the next little while really figuring out exactly what I want.

x leslie


dear future husband,

currently, marriage is the scariest idea in my head.  [yes, even scarier than trying to find employment as an art history major.]  eternity is a long time.  relationships are hard and sometimes they stink.  i want to say that i’ll be able to swallow my fears and just trust in what we have.  i’ll try, but i can’t promise that i will always be fearless.  in those times, i’ll need you to be fearless, even if you need to fake it.

or you can always diffuse the situation through laughter or cheeseburgers.

x leslie

dear future husband,

let’s spend our time outside, in nature.  i want a buddy to hike with, someone who’ll teach me how to rock climb.  i want an adventure buddy, and i would like to be that buddy.

i promise we’ll have days to veg out in front of the TV, or read books or play games.

let’s make our life together an adventure.

x leslie

dear future husband,

there’s this tv show called “how i met your mother.” i watch it a lot, so chances are you know what show i’m talking about.  anyway, one of the characters has to choose between two guys who declare their love for her, and who want to be with her.  she asks guy 1 why he wants her when she’s so screwed.  he says he doesn’t care that she’s screwed up because she’s just as screwed up as him.  she asks guy 2 the same thing. he says he doesn’t care because he sees the amazing person she is capable of becoming.

please be guy 2.

x leslie