That is what we are, first and foremost; best friends. I make a really fantastic companion. Why? Because I know myself and I know that I don’t need anyone to complete me. Rather, I choose to share all the wonderful things about who I am with you because you appreciate me and you allow me to appreciate you just as much. I think you are the greatest blessing Heavenly Father has ever sent me and I express my gratitude to Him and to you, in ways great and small, every day of our lives.
I’m no spring chicken, anymore. Neither are you. We’ve been around the block a few times, you and I. We know what it is to hurt deeply and yet we risk that in order to love and be loved, just as deeply. Joy and laughter are relished and cherished because we know how precious those moments really are and how much more delightful they are when we can share them with each other.
My body isn’t anything close to perfect. Neither is yours. These bodies never were perfect, just younger. I’m no beauty queen. I never was. However, my body is sturdy and strong. It serves me well. It knows how to express affection, gentleness, tenderness, love and passion in ways that, as a younger body, it couldn’t because it didn’t have the practice. Now, I’ve quite a bit more padding in places that I didn’t before, but extra padding is comfortable for both of us these days, and our bodies are both softer and quite nice for cuddling.
I don’t really dress to impress you, but I do occasionally dress up and hope you’re pleased by how I look. I know how to look elegant and feminine when the circumstances warrant. However, I’m a creature of comfort and I like to work around the house in jeans and flannel shirts. My favorite nightclothes are flannel, too. We love each other so it doesn’t matter what I wear to bed and I don’t care what you wear to bed, either, as long as we are ourselves, comfortable and together. Our bodies are sacred to each other and we treat them as such.
I am strong, intelligent and capable and those are some of the things you love most about me. I have many skills and hobbies, from cooking and sewing, to woodworking and target practice with my firearms, and you admire the fact that I don’t worry about what others think of me when it comes to doing the things I enjoy. We share each other’s interests and passions: some of them are the same, others are not, but we support each other’s endeavors and enjoy doing some things with each other just because the other of us is interested in doing it.
We love our families and friends with uncompromising dedication and spend time with them as often as possible. We love to cook meals together and to have people over for shared food and conversation and games or movies. We both love children, whether our own or those belonging to others.
When it comes to our faith, we don’t compromise. We are both devoted to the Gospel and to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We pray and feast together upon the Word daily and with great delight. We both know that the Lord is hastening His work, and regularly attending Temple together is our greatest joy and the most important activity we do as a couple. We are never closer than when we are performing ordinances together for our families and others. Our church callings are some of our favorite activities and we can hardly wait, each week, to celebrate the Sabbath and to partake of the Sacrament together. We carefully guard our Temple worthiness in old;")all of our activities and in everything we choose to say and do. We are counted upon often to provide welfare and missionary service in our stake and we pay our tithes happily and generously. We are an admired couple for our love of our Savior, for our strong testimonies, and our love for each other. We both hope and pray that Heavenly Father will call us to serve a mission together at some point.
We each have our own activities because you are good at and enjoy certain things that I may not be able to do with you. The same is true for me. However, we have many activities that we enjoy doing together simply because we CAN do them together; such as going for a walk in the evening, or holding hands at a concert or a movie, or taking long drives and having time to talk about everything. We like to travel and see new places and have new experiences together. We also like to stay home together and do “nothing;” and we don’t even need to say anything to each other because we are so comfortable together and our love is so sure and true.
I know you because Heavenly Father has promised you to me and that we will be sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity. Do you recognize me yet? I continue to wait for you and I won’t settle for less than you.
All my love,