Letters to Luthien

Letters to My Future Bride

#6: I Promise…To Be My Best

“I have stayed these years in my hovel because of you. I have taught myself languages because of you. I have made my body strong because I thought you might be pleased by a strong body. I have lived my life with only the prayer that some sudden dawn you might glance in my direction. I have not known a moment in years when the sight of you did not send my heart careening against my rib cage. I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep. There has not been a morning when you did not flutter behind my waking eyelids.” – William Goldman

Dear Darling,

It’s true I am working to build my mind, my soul that I may feed you and learn from you and with you and for you. I want to captivate your mind and steal the affections of your heart, yes. But I want more. I want to give more. I want to catch your eye and be found strong and handsome. I want to feed my body, build it and make it strong for you. I want your heart to beat hard against your chest when you see me.

Our Lord gave us physical beauty and attraction; though so many times abused among the children of men, it is not sinful.

So I run, the better that I can run to your side, and by it.

I lift weights, the better to strengthen my body, to protect you and be pleasing to your eyes. I want to be a finely-tuned instrument of precision and strength standing tall beside you; a man you will be proud to call yours.

Age and use wear on the body; I cannot promise it will always be this way. But I promise I will always try to be my best. For you.

Love always,


November 29, 2011 Posted by | Promises | Leave a comment