Letters to Luthien

Letters to My Future Bride

#11: The Little Things

“I wanna stand out in a crowd for you; a man among men.
I wanna make your world better than it’s ever been.
And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you;
And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us.” – Keith Urban

I have seldom been privileged in having someone care about me enough to remember the little things about me. (One girl once remembered that I didn’t like Chinese food.)

The good news is, I know that if a fellow remembers the small little details about your life, it is touching and important to you.

The better news is, I’m already ahead of you on that.

I already want to know the details about your life. And, I’ll make mental notes on what they are too.

The color of your eyes.

Your favorite food.

The name of your dog.

The way you like your ice cream.

The special places you talk about…the ones where you adopt a faraway look in your eye as you wander fondly among your memories and describe them to me.

You won’t even know I’m furiously scribbling notes in my mind about taking you back there some day. You won’t expect it when I suddenly appear with your ice cream prepared just the way you like it. You’ll be pleased I remembered…and I’ll be pleased because you’ll be pleased.

Even better than that, we’ll get to make our own new memories. Can you imagine recreating our first date? Repeating memories 25 years after the fact? Browsing through the boxes of photographs and souvenirs. They may not be much. But to us, they’ll be the world.

In life, it’s the little things that matter most. And I’ll remember them from Day 1.

I promise.

January 21, 2012 Posted by | Promises | Leave a comment