Letters to Luthien

Letters to My Future Bride

#5: I Promise…To Honor Your Name

Dear Darling,

What is your name? I once thought it would matter. I know now that it does not matter in the least; so long as I may call you mine.

Will you like my name? One day you’ll share it, you know. Do you think that strange? To give you my name, as a sign that you are my chosen, that you are joining your life with mine. Our directions become one. That you would receive it, in token that you accept me.

How pleasant it is when we hear our name warmly-spoken by a friend. I think your name will always remain beautiful to me; I will never allow it to surrender to mere affectionate words like “dear” and “darling”; your name will embody your very existence to me. It will be sweet on my tongue, as sweet as the memories and feelings that arise merely at its sound.

No one will ever have whispered it to you with as much meaning as I will…and no one will ever cherish and honor it like I will.

I promise.

Love always,


November 28, 2011 Posted by | Promises | Leave a comment