Wednesday, May 8, 2013

the one about a love letter


There have been some great love stories in the history of the world. Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, Noah and Allie. The best ones, however, have been the ones that are real. I went to work with my mom today and stumbled upon a love letter that Ronald Reagan wrote to his wife Nancy after they had been married for a quarter of a century: 

Dear St. Valentine,
I’m writing to you about a beautiful young lady who has been in this household for 25 years now—come March 4.
I have a request to make of you but before doing so feel you should know more about her. For one thing she has 2 hearts—her own and mine. I’m not complaining. I gave her mine willingingly, and like it right where it is. Her name is Nancy but for some time now I’ve called her Mommie and don’t believe I could change.
My request of you is—could you on this day whisper in her ear that someone loves her very much and more and more each day? Also tell her, this “Someone” would run down like a dollar clock without her so she must always stay where she is.
Then tell her if she wants to know who that “Someone” is to just turn her head to the left. I’ll be across the room waiting to see if you told her. If you’ll do this for me, I’ll be very happy knowing that she knows I love her with all my heart.
Thank you,
”Someone”

How beautiful is that?! Mr. President, this is my favorite. 

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