Dear Future Husband,
I’m not one to make a lot of empty promises, not one to say things I hope you’ll want to hear. I just want to be real, especially with you.
You see- I see you as my God-given gift. I am your rib, your helpmate, the one destined for you. So I value my role and position in your life, I was built to cultivate your greatness – to make your deepest dreams come alive. I was fashioned after my mother Eve, wrapped in her beauty- detailed in her love and with the wisdom of Deborah and the grace of Ruth, I stand in the strength of Rahab, ready to stand by your side.
I promise to be myself and to accept you for who you truly are. I promise to point you to the Father, knowing that true love comes from Him and Him alone. I promise to hear your fears and not jump to conclusions/judgments. I I promise to rejoice when you rejoice and to cry tears of sadness when your heart is broken. I promise to fill your days with laughter and your nights with dancing. I promise to be a listening ear and a mouth ready to defend your character. I promise loyalty, I promise faithfulness, I promise truth – all of the core things promised by our Lord Jesus Christ. I promise to allow you to lead, even as God-ordained; while retaining my God-given spirit of independence and strong will. I promise to love those you love dearly and to accept your family as my own. I promise to never give up. because once I am in- I’m all in for the long run. I promise to be a shoulder to lean on, a confidante, a voice of reason and a godly representation of Christ’s love for us. I promise to be who God designed me to be for you: and nothing less. I promise to be vulnerable, I promise to let you in – even when it’s hard and all I want to do is run and hide. I promise to allow you to love me even when I don’t think I am deserving of such love.
Perfect love casts out all fear, so with you- I plan to be fearless! I plan to be released from all inhibitions – with you, I plan to be alive. I promise life and the joys that come with truly living. I’ll always love you. My love may evolve, but it’ll remain constant- always being for you and you alone. I promise all these things, as precious as my next breath- I love you.
Now and forever,
Your- soon- to-be-wife
©Simone Holloway, 2015
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