By Beth Winze
Dear Future Husband,
Hunny, Babe, Boo, Hubby – I do not know what I am calling you at this point. I promise it will not be Snickerdoodle. I do not know you as I pen this, or, maybe I do. I love you so much already. I daydream about what your appearance is, how you talk, and any funny little nuances that you have that I will unrelentingly adore. My mom prays for you as I do, quite frequently. Let us just say that I cannot wait for you to ask me to be your wife.
But I need to tell you something about stealing my heart. My heart has already been taken. By two others.
I was created by a King. I am a Princess of the definitive His Majesty. My Creator has my heart resting securely in His affectionate hands. Through Him, you and I have been fashioned. I hope that I will not be the first one to capture your heart. My desire is that I have to draw nearer to God to get closer to your heart- that He embraces in His hands. This I truly wish.
The other one that has my heart is my Dad. He has been there to remove my bicycle’s training wheels and give me the unsteady momentum to independence on two wheels. He drilled my first and last effort at being a part of a soccer team. He laced up my cleats even when I did not want to go. God could not have given me a more picture-perfect example of a godly man.
I have kept my standards high. But you will have to do a few things to get my heart.
First off, you need to get through God and yearn to repose in the palm of His hand, next to my heart. It is there to stay.
And secondly, you have to tell my Dad what your intentions are with my heart. He safeguards it and keeps me responsible with what I do with it, and will not let me offer it away to just anybody.
But do not let this alarm you! I want you to have it as well. I want you to know it entirely, inside and out. You are the anticipated pulse it will beat in time with.
So, about stealing my heart, you have to go through some key preliminaries to receive it. But once you do, know that I will love you with all my control that I have in me. A love so strong it will be impossible to break. Only commitment, adoration, comfort, and faithfulness will flourish from it.
This, I believe.
Mrs. Beth (your last name inserted here)