In a day and age of texting, emails, tweets and Facebook messaging the written word does not seem to be as popular. I like a lot of the world text, tweet, blog, Facebook and all that stuff but I do still love to receive a written word in the form of a card or letter. I am trying to remember that there are others who love to hold a card or hand written not in their hand as much as I do, so I hope to write more personal notes in the future instead of relying on convenience. After losing Todd I realized how much more I cherish the cards, letter and hand written notes I received from him and how I wished I had not thrown anything away ever! That's why I was thrilled to tears when I opened a Bible I had not used in a while and I found the following words written on a piece of paper by my precious husband. What a joy life has been with you. I really can't imagine going on this journey loving and caring for people with anyone else. You are not just my wife you are a faithful disciple. Your actions and attitude bring great encouragement to me, the family and the church. I am so proud of who you are and how you represent me. I love and adore you!
Your devoted husband,
This note was written on August 9, 2009 exactly three years ago today and just 4 weeks before Wells Branch Community Church would launch and open its doors for the very first service. No matter what I was feeling before I received that note, in an instant I knew my husband was proud of me, that he loved me and wanted no other to walk this journey with him, WOW!!
SO as I sit here 3 years later getting ready to mark the year anniversary of Todds relocation to Heaven, I am overwhelmed all over again at the LOVE and PRIDE my husband had in me. At times I may feel inadequate for the great task that is before me but I read this and remember Todd believed in me and loved me beyond measure. And my God LOVES and ADORES me more! And by His great power, His ability and confidence, I will make it! Now that is an AWESOME thought!!
I wonder if you realize just how much your love and adoration toward your own family will impact their lives? I pray Todd's letter will encourage you and spur you to tell someone you love today in a letter or card just how much they mean to you. Thanks for allowing me to share this with you!
Praying YOU will find the strength to Live For More too!
The actual letter: