I came across this beautiful love letter, written by Abigail Adams to her husband John Adams on this date in 1782:

abigailjohnadamsMy Dearest Friend,

…should I draw you the picture of my heart it would be what I hope you would still love though it contained nothing new.  The early possession you obtained there, and the absolute power you have obtained over it, leaves not the smallest space unoccupied.

I look back to the early days of our acquaintance and friendship as to the days of love and innocence, and, with an indescribable pleasure, I have seen near a score of years roll over our heads with an affection heightened and improved by time, nor have the dreary years of absence in the smallest degree effaced from my mind the image of the dear untitled man to whom I gave my heart.

That is SO simple and yet SO beautiful.  I actually discovered the letter in October and saved this post for today the anniversary of the day the letter was written.

Christmas_Heart_WreathI love love.  I love being in love with my husband.  I love being loved by God.  I love loving my children.  I love writing romance novels.  Finding such beautiful words expressed in such a sincere way makes me happy that they survived centuries.  Despite the fact that they were private words written between a husband and wife, I’m pleased to share them.

During this Christmas season, as we celebrate the greatest gift of Love this world has ever seen, take a moment in the busy hustle and bustle and give your husband or wife an extra word or two of adoration, admiration, love, or respect.  Write your husband a love letter and slip it in his stocking.  Take a moment with a Christmas candle burning, a fire in the hearth, and the kids all tucked in their beds dreaming of sugarplums to dance with your wife to the light of the Christmas tree.  Celebrate God’s love for us with love for your spouse.

It would make it a Christmas they will never forget.


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