Remember in grade school getting a note in class and thinking it’s the best thing ever? Being so excited to read what it might say? And if it was your crush waiting impatiently to see if she will say she likes you back? Or one of my favorite parts receiving little love letter with heart and our initials inside of them saying we would be together forever. Then being able to write a love letter for her right back. These letters meant so much to us, but now that we’re older with responsibilities we’re just grateful when the electricity bill doesn’t say it’s expensive for that month. Or when our paycheck comes in the mail showing big numbers.
Writing a love letter seems like a foreign language now. Now a days, when you want to give someone a letter full of love you go and search for love letter templates online and simply copy and paste it into a word document, place her name on the correct spaces, add a little extra moments you two shared together then send it off to her in an email. That’s how technology has made us today. It does most of the work in our daily lives for us.
For some of us, we don’t write love letter for her because of fear that we’ll seem soft. Being a man always means being masculine in society’s eyes. And when you’re not masculine they assume that you’re gay. Which isn’t a bad thing being gay. But if showing your wife how much you love her and telling her how much you cherish her makes you soft than I think society is the one that’s soft making people look how they want them to look just to please themselves.
Sometimes we don’t write love letters because we don’t know what to write, or as I typically call it ‘writers block.’ Then we just need a little light of motivation to help us get started so that our thoughts and heart can start flowing onto the paper.
Here’s a few examples I managed to stumble upon looking for my own inspiration to write my loved one a letter. This first one is from President Gerald Ford and his children to his wife Betty Ford after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
No written words can adequately express our deep, deep love. We know how great you are and we, the children and Dad, will try to be as strong as you.
Our Faith in you and God will sustain us. Our total love for you is everlasting.
We will be at your side with our love for a wonderful Mom.
You see President Gerald and his children didn’t need to say much. Because like they said in the first paragraph of their letter, “no written words can describe our deep, deep love.” There aren’t enough words in this planet that can describe the way two loved ones feel about one another. But their love letter to Betty simply reminded her that she’s loved and she has a family there to help her be strong through her fight with cancer.
Here’s another great and fun example from Johnny Cash to his wife June.
That’s really nice June. You’ve got a way with words and a way with me as well.
The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.
Notice the use of synonyms. How simple but straight to the point his letter is. Johnny didn’t care about what people thought about him as he wrote his wife a letter. He wasn’t scared to be label as soft or gay. All he had on his mind was his love for his wife.
Here’s my last example from an American artist Rockwell Kent to his wife Frances. I love his choice of words in his letter and how as your reading it, you can almost hear how his voice sounds projecting some letters louder than some, just to emphasize his love for her and how lost he is with her not with him.
Frances! I am so lonely I can hardly bear it. As one needs happiness so have I needed love; that is the deepest need of the human spirit. And as I love you utterly, so have you now become the whole world of my spirit. It is beside and beyond anything that you can ever do for me; it lies in what you are, dear love — to me so infinitely lovely that to be near you, to see you, hear you, is now the only happiness, the only life, I know. How long these hours are alone!
Yet is good for me to know the measure of my love and need, that I may at least be brought to so govern myself as never to lose the love and trust that you have given me.
Dear Frances, let us make and keep our love more beautiful than any love has ever been before.
Forever, dearest one.
So here I’ve given you not just one, but three amazing examples of love letters that can help inspire you to write your own for your wife. Writing a love letter for her doesn’t take rocket science. It doesn’t need to be perfect. It’s okay if you spell some things wrong here and there. What matters is, like I’ve said before, that it comes from the heart and soul. Everybody loves music. One of my favorite things to do when I’m writing is play music that I’m passionate about and love. Playing the music helps me keep my thoughts flowing. And I’ve given this same recommendation to many other people that it’s worked for as well.
No matter what, your love letter for her will be amazing in her eyes. She will love it no matter what because you took the time and effort to write it for her. And if your anything like me a happy wife equals a happy you.