Friday, May 25, 2012


Apparently back in 2007 I wrote a letter to Matt via for this day, our 10-year wedding anniversary. I had, of course, forgotten all about it, but it arrived in Matt's inbox right on time and he forwarded it to me. I got the biggest kick out of reading it. If you aren't familiar with, check it out, preferably when you have a chunk of free time and are in a letter-writing mood. Trust me, your future self will thank you.

Today's (slightly modified) arrival:

The following is an e-mail from the past, composed 4 years, 7 months and 10 days ago, on October 15, 2007. It is being delivered from the past through

Hey babe!
I'm writing this on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 2007. I'm in the office and Bill is on the phone complaining that his car got towed this weekend. You just walked in here talking on your cell phone. You look hot in your J.Crew cords. You're talking about the fact that [censored] just got a DUI on his moped.
We're less than two months away from moving into Wilkes and I can't wait. You say we're going to be there two years, max. I bet we'll be there longer -- moving is such a pain, and there's no affordable land. Who was right?
Did we ever get around to building an office on the Dowd property (15/501)? We keep saying that project's going to get started "in a few months."
This month was notable because we started waking up early and drinking coffee before work. I love it. ...
So do we have four babies yet? As of this writing we're working on the first one. The plan is to have them in pretty quick succession. But they may have turned out to be 10 times as exhausting as we expected -- we may have stopped at two.
Am I still selling real estate? Did I ever get into magazine writing? Am I still blogging? Running? Are you? Are you still driving the Lexus? What kind of car did I get after the Acura?
Have we finished Foxcroft? Have you gotten better at golf? Right now we're together practically all day every day, and I'm so spoiled.
Are we going somewhere fun (without kids) for our 10-year anniversary? Maybe Europe? I hope so! Also, we need to remember to read the letter your dad gave us on our wedding day. ...
You are literally the best person and best husband I know of. Thank you so much.
It looks like I'm going to take Bill to pick up his car, so I'll end here. Happy anniversary, babe! You make me very, very happy, and I love you more than anything.
Love always,

"[We] feasted on love, every mode of it -- solemn and merry, romantic and realistic, sometimes as dramatic as a thunderstorm, sometimes as comfortable and unemphatic as putting on your soft slippers. No cranny of heart or body remained unsatisfied." - C.S. Lewis


  1. That's really cool!! I laughed out loud at your correct predictions! Very fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very funny. I love the CS Lewis quote. Happy Anniversary. Hope I see you at book club.