Wednesday, October 12, 2005

the subject said

It still has the crease marks from where I folded it and kept it in my pocket six years ago. I remember reading it aloud to all the girls on my floor and they always wanted to hear it again.

The subject said I love you.

Anne,

Of all the things I have done while I have been here, whether it be hanging out with my friends, acing a test, or walking across campus on a beautiful fall afternoon, nothing has given me the feeling your card gave me today. I was so happy. To think that there is someone as caring, creative, beautiful, smart, and happy as you out there, is in itself amazing. You are truly a gift to this world. Never change.

That being said, I just wanted to let you know how much I love you. So if you want to find out, walk outside at 3:00 pm, close your eyes and tilt your head to the sky, take a deep breath and open your eyes. When all you can see is the wide blue sky and the drops of red and orange in the trees, that is how much.

Missing you in Iowa.


Jake wrote this before he knew I liked him, before we became best friends, before we fell in love, and before I moved to Iowa to finally be together. I know now what I knew then, that he makes me feel like no one else ever has....and that their is no one I would rather be with.

17 comments:

Jayleigh said...

What an amazing letter from one who wasn't even the love of your life yet!

I got such chills as I read your comments afterward. So glad you're able to be together now.

Kendra said...

Wow! That's pretty much all I can say...
I think every girl needs a letter like that. :)

Kate said...

and I'm crying..(in the good way)

Thank you for sharing Anne.

chesneygirl said...

That is absolutely beautiful!!
I'd want to hear/read it again and again too!

Christa said...

Anne, you are so lucky to have not only gotten a letter like that in your lifetime, but that you get the guy who goes along with it. How amazing to meet someone who feels those things and can say them too. Does he give lessons?

still_figuring_out said...

beautiful.

Teresa said...

That was very brave of him. It is difficult to put oneself on the line emotionally. You are very lucky to have found each other. Of course, you both know that without me telling you. :)

Cheryl said...

Wow! That's amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Kiki said...

OMG!!! That's amazing.

Anisa said...

what a beautiful story! you two must be so happy together. :)

mariel said...

simply beautiful..

Marissa said...

That is amazing! I can't wait to find someone who makes me feel like that. You two truly have something so special. :)

Meg D. said...

Oh Anne that letter brought warm tears to my eyes. You are a very loved person and I only hope that one day I will find my 'Jake.'

You deserve the best and that's what you got!

Delhui said...

Y'all give me hope:)

Jill said...

That is beautiful. Not only that, but very brave of him to put himself out there like that if he didn't yet know that you liked him.

curious servant said...

Very nice Anne.

That picture in the previous post was on my mind when I wrote my post today. I am grateful.

Ian Ratzinger said...

I'm now depressed. Thanks.