Dear future husband, here’s a few things you need to know if you wanna be my one and only all my life….
If you weren’t singing that in your head just now, I can forgive you. Not everyone is as much in love with Meghan Trainor’s dance worthy songs as I am. If you need a little bit of a refresher take the 3 minutes to get happy, dance around whatever room you’re in by pressing play:
Ok, so I’ve sat back down, you’ve sat back down – let’s start to get a little bit serious. Yesterday, while going through my “reader” blog posts, I came across a post by Wandering Soul, a fantastic letter for her future husband. While this won’t be quite as pithy as her, nor as humorous, she sparked my wheels into motion so here it is, my letter to my future husband. I definitely should have written this last night when the ideas were fresh in my head…but here it goes!
Dearest Future Husband,
While I want to convey to you things that will make our future union a success, the following is more of an insight into my own personality and the level of crazy that resides there.
First of all: I know me being a Christian can be intimidating, it’s not a life style that suits everyone. You don’t have to be a Christian, but I do need you to respect my choice. If you belittle my faith or try to hold it against me, don’t bother reading any further. Pass this note onto the next person.
Secondly, I am a diagnosed “I just gotta!” dancer. If a dance-able song comes on, I will dance to it. In private, in public, while I’m driving – it will happen. Fortunately, there is no cure for it yet, if you ever have the opportunity to donate to such a cure, kindly decline and walk the other way. I apologise in advance now for the looks from other cars, but stop lights and traffic jams are the best places to dance! Please refer to the below link for an idea of what will happen (taken from youtube, not really me – shout out to Lizzza and her hilarity!)
Thirdly, I am a very easy going, laid back, low maintenance type of girl. Keep your guys nights, because I will definitely be keeping some girl time. In order for us to work, we will need some time apart sometimes, it’s only natural. If something is bothering me, I’m going to talk to you about it. After 28 years of seeing my parent’s marriage in the ebb and flows of life, I have picked up on the fact that communication is key. I am still working on not screaming my point, so please bare with me on that one 🙂
I placed regionally in debate club in high school, a politics and religion major, and I have run debate teams. I LOVE to argue. Please do not mistake that for me thinking I will always be right. I am wrong like 85% of the time! I admit that, and when I am wrong I will apologize in a sincere and loving way. When I am being ridiculous, let me know (in a sincere and loving way) and I will take a step back and re-evaluate.
Lastly, and probably the most important, spend your time with me and not your money on me. By this stage in my life, I know I can financially take care of myself. What I need from you is your time and genuine affection, and I’ll love you with all my heart (reference Meghan Trainor again below)
Just a few more random things:
- I love hippos and garden gnomes.
- I will never, ever, wear a diamond (we can talk about that later)
- When I say I don’t want anything for Valentine’s Day, I actually really mean it – I’m not the kind of girl who says I don’t but I really do.
- I can hook my own worm if we go fishing. I may squeal and make faces, but I can do it 😉
- You will have to kill every spider I see, it doesn’t matter how small it is.
- I love the romance of winter but will complain endlessly about the cold if it gets below -20.
- If we love different hockey teams, that’s ok. I won’t judge you too harshly based on that 🙂 Unless you love Detroit or Montreal, then I can make no promises.
- There will always be a small piece of my heart specifically on hold for stickers and glitter. I’m sorry but you just can’t fill that piece, unless you provide me with stickers and glitter.