Letter of Wife to Her Husband

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Letter of Wife to Her Husband is our Letter of the Month of May. It speaks of  a wife’s love and appreciation for her husband who has traveled with her for fifteen years and how she looks forward to the many more years ahead, up to the time that it will just be the two of them once again.


May 11, 2013

To my husband,

I am not a perfect wife, I know. I make mistakes, lots of them. We have our rows over big and small things, even inconsequential matters such as who gets to open the front door from our trip to the grocery store. Still, we never cease to laugh at silly little things until we end up clutching our sides from the mirthful exertion.

If you have already stopped counting, let me remind you, it’s been fifteen years since that day we promised to cherish each other, to love and to hold, to nourish and to nurture until the Grim Reaper decides to pry us apart.

The kids are growing up fast, so fast that the day they choose to leave the house to chase their dreams and carve their own destinies frightens me. At the same time, however, it’s something I anticipate. In my heart of hearts, after all the love and encouragement we’ve showered them with, I would like to know how they’ll fare. With flying colors – I hope.

We both know we can’t hold our children back, and when all three of them are on their own, there will be no one left but you and me. There will be no more laughing over Sponge Bob’s antics, or eyes rolling over Justin Bieber’s on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez. There will be no more endless keyboard pounding in the race to top spot in some whatever-it’s-called Y8 game the kids play. There will be no more bickering or shouting matches over who gets to use the computer first on an otherwise peaceful Sunday morning.

But yes, God willing, there will still be you and me – me snuggling comfortably by your side as I struggle to understand how blades, motors and vehicle engines work. Or wincing and trying not to look at the TV screen while John Cena is being beaten to a pulp. Or me chattering endlessly about work and experiences I’ve had with former classmates I haven’t seen in years while you listen silently, or until I stop because you have already started snoring.

We’ve had quite a run. Fifteen years, nowadays, is a feat. And I look forward to spending another fifteen years of my life with you.

Thank you for the love and the friendship. Happyanniversary!

Your wife


About the Guest Letter Writer:Maricel and Pete

Maricel Rivera is a wife, mother, financial researcher and freelance writer rolled into one.

A little too many hats to wear on a daily basis, but with a supportive family and the firm belief that God is watching every step of the way, she manages to do just fine.

Know more of her through her blog: Career Mom Online



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Teresa Martinez

A freelance researcher-writer who has continuously been in such field for more than 10 years. Previous to that, her work experiences are in the banking, advertising, and cooperative industries. More of her work in Google+

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16 Responses to “Letter of Wife to Her Husband”

  1. Great love story sis Maricel. Hope my wife do write me a letter too. But we are happy singing ‘Grow old with me’ and When I’m 64. Thanks sis Teresa for featuring yet another inspiring post.

    • Teresa Martinez says:

      I love reading heartfelt letters of other people as it gives a glimpse of another side of their humanity.

    • Well, it’s not all roses as you might think, but we both try to make what we have work for the best. I hope by the time I reach the age of 64, I’ll be singing the same song you’re singing now. Thanks for reading and commenting, Papaleng. 🙂

  2. I’ve loved the concept behind A Letter Writer. It takes shared stories on a more personal level, especially after reading this piece from Ms. Maricel. Her love for her husband and kids truly transcends. Wish my future hubby would write something like this for me too. 🙂

    • Teresa Martinez says:

      I enjoyed reading Maricel’s letter very much as it felt so genuine. Belated Happy Anniversary to her and her husband!

    • Before we got married, we sent each other letters all the time. It was a long-distance relationship and social media wasn’t as big as it is now. Come to think of it, social media was yet to happen at that time. After so many years, writing another letter felt new … in a good sort of way. Thanks for reading, Mai. And thanks for the kind words, too. 🙂

  3. Oh how sweet – I used to write letters to my hubby but since he never writes back, I stopped 😀 What a lovely letter this is. When our son is older and ready to leave home, I’d be sad, too, but will also cherish the time that we would be enjoying more as a couple. Bakasyon en grande kaya? 🙂

    • Teresa Martinez says:

      Husbands generally do not particularly like writing letters so I treasure my husband’s letters to me given before we were married. Rare items kaya and mga yun, LOL

  4. Reading between the lines I think Maricel is a very patient and understanding wife to her husband, indeed a light in their home who only wants what’s best for her family and a lasting relationship that they could cherish until they get old.

    • Teresa Martinez says:

      I’m sure Maricel is just like how you think she is. She is a wonderful person, down-to-earth, and one of the first bloggers to extend a friendly hand to me.

  5. I maybe too young to have my own family but reading thru her letter makes me feel the love she has for her family. May God always bless them with forever love and happiness! 🙂

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