I asked a few author friends to write a love letter about their husband or wife. This is the tenth in the LOVE LETTERS series.
I hope you enjoy reading about the true life loves of the authors of some of your favorite books.
Read this beautiful love letter from Beth Vogt to her husband. He made her a believer in all the best things.
Love Letters: Because of You, I Believe …
It has been too long since I’ve written you a love letter.
It’s so convenient to walk into a store and pick up a card and let Hallmark express how I feel about you. You deserve more than pre-printed sentiment and a few handwritten words finished off with my signature.
The challenge? I’m not sure how to put into words how much you’ve deepened and widened the meaning of love for me. My understanding of love when we first met 36 years ago has been eclipsed by all the ways you’ve lived true love out loud.
Because of you, I finally believe I am beautiful.
Oh, you said, “You’re beautiful” over and over and over again for years, the words dropping through the bottomless bucket of my wounded soul. And you meant it – believed it – long before I did. Your love brought both healing and belief to my life.
Because of you, I believe I am worth fighting for.
Yes, you’ve fought with me because every married couple argues. But you also are my most trusted defender. And sometimes you protect me from myself, when I push myself too hard or judge myself too harshly.
Because of you, I believe dreams do come true.
Little did you know when we said, “I do” that years later our life would be populated by children and grandchildren – and imaginary characters. But you’ve welcomed them in and cheered me on as I’ve pursued this crazy-fun writing life.
Because of you, I believe love lasts.
We’ve tested the “for better, for worse” clause in our wedding vows. The “in sickness and in health” part, too. “For richer, for poorer?” Yep. Through it all, you’ve shown me that love is faithful.
If you asked me to marry you again, I would say yes again – without hesitation.
Beth K. Vogt is the wife of a former Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor-or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s a former nonfiction writer and editor who said she’d never write fiction. Now Beth believes that God’s best is often behind the doors marked “Never.”
A 2015 RITA® Finalist and a 2014 and 2015 Carol Award finalist, Beth is a contemporary romance novelist. Her 2014 novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2014.
Beth’s novels include the Destination Wedding series, Wish You Were Here, Catch a Falling Star, and A November Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 12).
Beth enjoys writing contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Find out more about her books at bethvogt.com and find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Don’t miss our exclusive series for February 2016, Love Letters. Read the love letters from some of your favorite authors to their husband or wives.
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