Dear Part of Me,

Hi Hon,

karaandiIt’s your husband. This week I have written letters to our amazing children. The first one was to our beautiful girl. The most recent one was to our amazing boy. Today, I wanted to take some time to write you a letter, and try to begin to scratch the surface of my love for you. It probably can’t be done, but I will try anyway. Before I start, I want you to know immediately that you mean the world to me, and I could not function in life without the love and support that you provide daily. You are an amazing wife and mother, and I always thank God for you. You were made for me. I am not even close to being good enough for you.

I know that scripture tells us that you and I are one, but for the longest time I never really knew what that meant. There are obvious implications to this that need not be mentioned in a public forum, but the Bible seems to indicate something even more than the physical aspect. A few years ago, I think I caught a glimpse of what this means. You were walking across the room to go get something off of the dining room table and I just looked at you. I couldn’t look away. In that moment, I thought about us, and our closeness. I realized that you and me were the same person. I don’t know how to explain it, but I felt like I was spiritually looking into a mirror, and I realized that, without you, I am only half of who God created me to be. In addition to this, every time I look at you I see you as a new bride. No matter what you think about yourself, or how you think you look. I love you more than I love myself. I haven’t checked to see if that is theologically okay to say, but I have to say it.

Everything about you is beautiful. Your eyes are mezmerizing, and I melt when they are filled with tears. One of my favorite things about you is your laugh. I can detect it from another room, and it always makes me smile when I hear it. I especially get joy out of seeing you laugh so hard your eyes well up with tears. We have had many of those times, and I love every minute of it.

I know sometimes I don’t live up to being the husband you deserve. I know I am not perfect, and we all know that I don’t claim to be, but I want you to know that, to me, you are perfect. I can see no fault in you. Of course, I know you are human, and you make mistakes, but those mistakes and the way they strengthen you makes you perfect.

When we met a little over 14 years ago, I felt as if I were in elementary school again, and my job was to chase you at recess. All I knew was that I could picture us being together forever. I know that is weird to say after just meeting you, but hey, I was right.

When God created you, he gave you a special purpose in life. Part of this purpose, I believe, was to be an incredible, hope-filled example to other wives and mothers. You are excelling in this because you put Christ at the center. Everyone who knows you can see the light of Jesus on you.

I want to thank you for being my partner in ministry. I could not travel this journey without a powerhouse like you by my side. You help refine me like nothing else can, and I thank you for always being there for me.

We have been through a lot huh? Although it has not all been fun, or full of excitement, we have both can agree that we are blessed. No matter how much money we have, no matter what today may hold, and no matter what disappointments are behind us, we are a team.

I love you so much. More than you will ever know. You are a part of me. Now and forever babe.


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