Jeff and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this month. Such a big milestone has caused me to stop and reflect on the past ten years and of course the very beginning. What I really treasure about the first three years of our relationship is the stack of letters that I have from Jeff.
You see, we were dating before email was something that you checked every day, and way before there was such a thing as text messaging. We did have cell phones but the minutes were limited, and we had very different schedules. About a month after we started dating, Jeff left to play pro baseball. I was in Oklahoma working at Chili’s and getting my nutrition degree (there’s an oxymoron for you), and Jeff was playing baseball in Virginia. Because long phone conversations were rare, we started writing letters. I remember going to the mailbox to see if he had written, and how my heart would pound when I saw my name in his handwriting.
Jeff and I only dated for eight months before he asked me to marry him. Five of those eight months were spent apart. Writing was how we got to know each other. And now it is such a gift to have these letters to look back on and read.
So today I am thankful.
Thankful that we are old enough to have dated before emails or texts.
Thankful for a man who thought enough of me to write.
Thankful for this stack of letters.
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