Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love Letters

Haven’t mentioned this on the blog this week but Kyle flew to Colorado on Sunday and he’ll be gone till the end of the week. To say that I’m homesick for him would be the understatement of the year. It may be silly to be this lonely without him after only a few days but I’m going to put it in the ‘Win’ column for our marriage that after nearly seven years together, we both teared up saying goodbye in the airport. You’d think he was going to the moon. It makes no difference, really, though. I miss Kyle when he’s in the next room. So down the hall…across the country…on Mars…I miss him.

In a spur of the moment decision on Sunday afternoon, we bought each other a paperback book (his for the airplane and mine for bedtime). Inside, we scrawled love letters and a few random notes in the margins. Kyle wants to make this a tradition so I think we’re going to start writing all our love letters in books. I kind of like it because a book is just another kind of love letter, I think (a good book, anyway!).

Books

 

And because I can’t help sharing it with someone, here’s a tiny peek at what Kyle wrote to me…

LoveLetter2

Anyone have a favorite memory of a love letter?

love, elizabeth

13 comments:

Faith said...

so sweet! what a lovely idea.

i know exactly how you feel. it doesn't matter how many days hubs would be gone, one day, a week or more, i miss him so much. life is just so much better with them there.

p.s. i love your new header. been meaning to tell you.

TiAnna Mae said...

I know how you feel! I love the way you guys love each other creatively.

tiannamae.blogspot.com

christine donee said...

To say that I love that new tradition is a huge understatement.

I mean HELLO. it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

annelise said...

I normally abhor any kind of book defacing but this I can get on board with. What a lovely sentiment.

Kate Morton's books are so good! All three of them are to be devoured. Are you enjoying The Forgotten Garden?

Jennifer said...

Oh wow - his words made me swoon. How romantic is that?! What a lovely tradition - so sweet!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

That? Is probably the most romantic/adorable tradition I've ever heard of!

Alexandria said...

Oh, you guys just break my heart with how adorable you are. I love that; I think the boyfriend and I will have to do that for when we travel :)

Karm said...

That is too adorable. His little love note made me wish Lavar liked reading like me. Nice tradition. How was the book?

♥ Nadine said...

That really is the sweetest idea. :) Head up, girl. It's already Wendesday.

Let me know how you like "The forgotten garden" - I only heard good things about the book!

Btw, Kyle is a real catch, not? ;-)

xo.

Meg {henninglove} said...

this is such a great idea!! so creative i might have to start this next time my husband leaves for a few days. i hope this week passes quickly for you so he can return to you fast!

Alana said...

This is such a sweet and lovely idea! I can just imagine your kids looking over those books one day!

Anonymous said...

hey, it's the other E. I don't keep up-to-date on this blog as often as I'd like, and for that I'm sorry. anyway, just ran across this post, and it reminded me of when my mom and I found my great-grandfather's love letters to my great grandmother in one of her old trunks. It was super sweet to see the little things they said to each other, most of it just the mundane things that happened when they were apart, that they just wanted to share with each other. I like your guy's idea, though! I might have to steal it, except I don't know how it work on a nook. ;)

Rachel said...

This is the cutest thing ever! Such a sweet idea.

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