December 01, 2014

Guest Post | Pre-Martial Counselling Homework (Love Letter in 25yrs)...

Hi Readers, its Kevin again, yes i'm back for another guest post. Since this month is our wedding month, it's only fitting to start of this month with a wedding post. This post is just a little homework we had from pre-martial counselling actually, where we both had to write a love letter to each other as if it was our 25th Year Anniversary of marriage...Tomi is really great with words, after all she runs a blog, and she has written me many love letters over the years, her letter was very touching, insightful, boy do I have alot to live up to and much to work on, based on her expectations post 25 years, lol...she knows how to pull at my heartstrings for sure...she asked if I would not mind sharing mine so here goes... 

::25th Anniversary, Happily Married...

I stayed up all night, so I could get this thing right, and I don't think there's anything missing, cause a person like you, made it easy to do...your love completes my existence – Amel Larrieux...On reflecting and reminiscing on the time we have been together and as I prepare this letter with a music mix of our initial 6 songs from our courtship days playing in the background, there is still a freshness and a smile that peaks out like the sunrise of a new day, as I get flashbacks, of a life well spent with you. It's almost as if I was born just to love you, no doubt about it, today we celebrate our Silver Jubilee, 25 years of being happily married, with God’s infinite blessings – what an amazing journey it has been so far. Tomes you are indeed a wonderful gift from God not just to me but to our children. We have had some enthralling experiences, great memories and moments, but let's also be honest some setbacks, but all of them have provided a balance that has kept us sane, humble, and also looking forward to the next challenge – those marriage vows have really become reality, they are truly timeless...
Engagement Photoshoot: Please click to enlarge...

I remember when we were both 25, that's around the age our courtship culminated into a relationship - one of the best decisions I have ever made babygurl, I am happy we pursued a union and set off on a journey of love which has developed, matured, it continues to blossom and bear fruit. Look at us now, as we are celebrating that said age post our wedding day, we are really getting up there now, we are greying and still sneaking kisses in public like we did back then, grossing out all the youngsters in the process but they will learn in time, LOL  (Laugh Out Loud if your remember those slang sayings we use to use when we kids). Its my 5th term at the helm now, thank you for your vote of confidence...no becoming complacent now, I still endeavor to keep this and future manifestos of promises fresh as I did with the first. I cannot wait to roll out what I have planned for us to celebrate such a milestone – you know me to.

As we continue to do Life & Relationship Audits as tradition to our family meetings from time to time – Tactical..Informative..Maturing..Experience (TIME)...we have seen our children develop into decent upstanding citizens, pursuing their dreams (college, careers choices, relationships) and it always makes me smile when they refer to the little things we have taught and passed onto them, and how they have put their own personality and spin on it, makes me proud and blessed for them to call me, Dad.
Family Meeting & Quality Time...
I know I don’t tell you this as often as I should, but I love being your husband – you are still putting out my snacks and locking away many many more, but little do you know I have figured out the combination over the years, YES secrets out..!! 
Combination locked away snacks...Cracked!
You continue to amaze me year after year with your ability to selflessly love me. I would not be where I am today, doing what I’m doing, fulfilling and still chasing dreams, without you. That is a fact. Thank you for believing in me, and for helping me believe in myself. I'm thankful to Almighty God that even though we were never worthy, He gifted us to each other as soulmates so that we would never be alone – you are truly my lost rib...I Love You so much Mrs. Tomi A. Butcher – so official I know..you are such a loving wife, you embody that Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31. I have watched you attain so many accolades – as you pursued your many goals: studies, at work – with discipline, you are such a strong character, and also such a caring soul. You are aging gracefully – still effortlessly beautiful...remember my promise to you from way back in 2009, through one of our songs: I'll love you when your hair turns gray, girl..I'll still want you if you gain a little weight..the way I feel for you will always be the same..Just as long as your love don't change... It's been a blessing to see you execute your responsibilities as a loving wife and a mother – with us raising a family together, soon we will have the house all to ourselves again, as the kids prepare to fly the coup, how exciting is that, grandkids a few years from now, imagine being called gran ma...gran pa and spoiling them, what a beautiful thing, we are just so blessed!
Celebrating that we have the house to us again...the joy of being Grandparents
I will wrap up now dear. I am using the new fangle gadget that you guys gave me last Christmas to help me to remember and organize all my important stuff, yes I am still trying with it when I remember to charge it up, if not you know it just disappears into thin air, yes technologies these days, I think the battery is low now, so here goes...
Technologies commonly used 25 years from now...
Our life is a such a success story and it's been all down to God's grace. From the time you came into my life you helped me to greater success. You shared my struggles in achieving my goals as though they were your own. We travelled, experienced many cultures and foods and I believe the best is yet to come. So in the subsequent phases of our lives, let us continue being us, as we meet the new challenges of the next 25 years and beyond. God is at the center; he inspires, strengthens, guides and directs our destiny..Heaven Sent is what you are..I am still so in love with you..you Make Me Whole, your love completes me..Happy Anniversary babygurl, here's wishing us many more years of life and love in martial bliss as we journey together...

Loving your more each day...

Kevin

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3 comments:

  1. This is so moving. It literally brought tears to my eyes. It also makes me think of my own marriage. Thank you so much for sharing. He is a keeper, Tomes! Well, you already knew that. You are marrying the guy:-)

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    1. Thanks Nerline, we both appreciate it!

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  2. Girl, this is so awesome. Kevin is a keeper :). I am going to have to check your blog everyday now, I am loving all these wedding related posts. I know I am such a sucker for a good story like that.

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