Dear Future Husband,
I’m sorry to let you know that you may have to endure long nights of watching Nicholas Sparks movies, long nights of watching Korean dramas, listening to me go on and on about how much I like James Franco, me experimenting with beauty products/techniques on you, me forcing you to go makeup shopping with me, my extreme dislike for green onions, and emergency trips to the grocery store for ice cream.
I may get sassy at times. I may be more sarcastic than what’s acceptable. And I may sometimes speak without thinking first. I may be a lot to handle. So, I’d like to thank you in advance for putting up with a punk kid like me.
By the time we’re married, I’ll love you to death, and I promise that I’ll love you til death. To make sure you never forget how much you mean to me, I want to love you in as many ways possible.
I want to be your best friend—someone you can always have fun with. I want you to be able to kick back on the couch with me while drinking beer, munching on snacks, and watching sports. I will sit through hours of watching grown men play with a ball, for you. Or, at the very least, I will bring you more food and beer when you need it. I want to take interest in everything you have an interest in because if it’s important to you, it’s important to me. And if you enjoy doing something, I want to be able to enjoy that with you. I want you to feel like you are able to do anything with me. Except checking out other girls and going to strip clubs, you can have fun doing that with your boys.
I want to be the one to pluck your eyebrows, pop your zits, and give you pedicures. What’s better than having a personal beautician and dermatologist, right? Let’s add personal masseuse to that, too. Because I will definitely give you a massage when you need it. And don’t worry about not seeming masculine with me. Trust me, every guy should care about this stuff and the fact that you’re open about it makes me adore you even more. And I’ll probably really enjoy plucking your eyebrows.
I want to be the one you show all of your imperfections to, even though you’ll always be perfect in my eyes. Every imperfection you think you may have and every little quirk you have is all part of what makes you, YOU. And I’ll always love all of you. Even if you have a really big mole that you’re hiding somewhere, or you have a really embarrassing habit, chances are, I’ll tease you pretty hard about it. But, I most definitely will still love you, because you’re still YOU.
I want to make you so happy that your cheeks hurt from smiling so much and the smile lines around your eyes never go away. Being happy looks so incredibly good on you and I want to always keep you feeling that way. Whether it’s by being extremely silly, acting like a complete fool, making the most ridiculous funny faces, accompanying you to a green onion farm, wearing a tie-dyed shirt, or sitting through all of the Star Wars movies with you, I’d do it. Without a doubt, I’d do it, to put a smile on your face.
I want to be your biggest supporter, your #1 fan in everything you do. In everything that you attempt in life, I guarantee you that I will be cheering for you harder than anyone else. Whether you’re stumbling your way around the basketball court or struggling to finish a big project at work, you can count on me to always be cheering for you hard with so much love and support.
I want to be the one you share your biggest fears with, so I’m the only one that can tease you. I might tease you for your fear of all insects. And I might tease you for your fear of the ocean because of all of the unknown creatures living in it. But, in all seriousness, I want you to know that I’ll never judge you for anything you tell me. I want you to be able to tell me anything and feel completely comfortable doing so. I want to be your safe haven.
I want to be the one you tell your wildest dreams to. No matter how wild they are, I will do my very best to make them come true. If you want to sail the seven seas, I’ll learn how to sail and buy us a sail boat. If you want to go skydiving, I’ll get over my fear of heights and be the one holding your hand as we jump out of a moving airplane. If you want to spend our life traveling the world, I’ll rob a bank so we’ll always have the money to go where ever we want to go, whenever we want to go. I know that you know that all of the above was said in jest, but I am serious when I say, I will make sure that you never feel like you’re missing out on anything in life. I will make sure that you never give up your dreams because of me.
I want to be the one you vent to, so I can hate every person you hate just as much as you do. Your boss is giving you a hard time? You can count on me to talk as much shit about him with you as you want, but totally kiss his ass whenever I need to. Your team just lost a big game? You can count on me to listen to you ramble about every bad call the ref/umpire made and agree with you on every single one. I got you.
I want to be the place you go to hide from everything else, but never feel like hiding from. If you ever feel like everything isn’t going your way and the whole world is against you, I want to be the place you run to, to get away from it all. Whatever you need—a hug, a shoulder to cry on, a pep talk, a silly joke—I want to be the one to give it to you. I’ll be the one next to you holding the tissue, wiping your tears, and assuring you that everything will be alright because you are an amazing person. And if, for some reason, I don’t have the energy to cover you with an umbrella when it seems like it’ll never stop pouring, I’ll stand with you in the rain, holding your hand through it all.
I want to go through life’s ups and downs with you, the good and the bad, because together, I’m sure nothing will break us. We may have little arguments about what to eat for dinner, whose turn it is to do the dishes, what to name our puppy, or how your hair products take up all of the space in our bathroom. And we may have big arguments about finances, where to live, what car to buy, what house to buy, and hopefully one day, arguments related to our kids. But, I know that at the end of the day, no argument will ever make me not want to fall asleep with your cute face as the last thing I see before closing my eyes. I will always make an effort to get through anything life may throw at us for the simple reason of always seeing you smile beside me.
And lastly, if you ever forget how much you truly mean to me, I’ll remind you every day. Forever is not nearly long enough for me to feel like I’ve had enough time with you. Every day that passes is one less day of our forever that we’ll spend together and I don’t want to waste a minute of it. So, I promise to wear out the words, “I love you,” every day. And I’ll never let you forget how much you mean to me.
Your Future Wife
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