I remember the feeling I had when we first met 15 years ago. It is difficult to describe in words because in some ways there are no words for what we felt. It was an instant knowing of each other and of something much grander than either of us. It felt like time stood still… in fact, that there was no time.
We knew each other and the love between us even before we opened our mouths to speak.
Since that moment I have never tired of looking into your eyes because the depth and quality I see is priceless, endless, timeless and deeply inspiring.
We have always seen each other for who we are, willing to look beyond all the layers we have placed on top. And we have felt the power of this love between us. This is something that has sustained us, healed us and grown even deeper, richer and stronger as the years have gone by.
I know I love and understand you more now because I love myself and understand myself more deeply than I did when we met.
I have always sensed something special, something beyond this world, in your eyes, your walk, your voice, your movements, the sway of your hips, your touch…. You constantly remind me that we are so much more than human beings. That there is a divine quality or essence that is very beautiful and inside all of us. I feel more of the real me simply by being with you.
Since I was a child I always had a knowing of the deep respect, integrity, decency and true equality that was possible in relationships. Our relationship has already surpassed even my wildest imaginations and expectations. And I can sense that this is just the beginning.
You live with so much integrity, honour, warmth and dedication to truth that you inspire me every day.
You are the rock of our family – a solid, consistent presence in the house that steadies me and our children whenever we wobble or lose our way. I know you have always got my back.
You share so much wisdom that you have always been a tremendous counsel and support to me and many others in understanding life.
I deeply appreciate the blessing of having you in my life, and having this golden opportunity to walk beside you in this life hand in hand. I can truly feel how unstoppable we are together when we are together – a true power couple.
Sometimes the way we live together seems so normal and natural that I don’t fully appreciate what we have already. So I write this love letter to you today to claim what we already live now and who we are and what we bring together.
I constantly marvel at how we came together and the way that we complement each other so well in terms of our strengths and weaknesses and how we reflect constantly to each other exactly what is needed for us both to evolve equally. The precision, detail and delicateness of this is truly incredible.
I deeply appreciate the commitment and dedication we have both said yes to so far in our relationship and the foundation of love we have already built together. It has been a beautiful unfolding of a very beautiful flower. There is no perfection and more of our potential to develop, but I can sense that we are on the verge of something even greater. I can sense the purpose in building the love between us to bring more of this love to the world. There is so much to celebrate!
We are eleven years married this year and yet it feels like we are beginning all over again.
I want to re-commit to myself, to you, to us, to love and to the rawness, vulnerability, intimacy, honesty and openness that is so beautiful in all loving relationships. I want to deepen and expand the beauty, the intimacy, the tenderness, the power, between us even more.
I am beginning to understand that our relationship is about far more than us, it is about all relationships everywhere and that we have a beautiful responsibility to continue to evolve our relationship for the sake of all relationships everywhere. And there is so much joy, laughter, fun and love we can be and have along the way.
With love, care and deep appreciation for all that you are and all that you bring to this world.
Published with permission of my wife.
By Andrew Mooney, BPthy (Hons) MCSP, Physiotherapist, Complementary Health Practitioner, Cornwall, UK