I have been thinking about this quite a lot lately. Being surrounded by married couples, you can’t help but admire their love and ponder upon who you’d like to be with. Don’t get me wrong here, I am not someone who is always fantasizing about these things. Of course I know it very well that these things are not a priority at the moment and I must focus on other much important things, but sometimes you just can’t help dream about the future you’d like to have.
Well this is a letter to my future life partner:
I don’t know who you are, or maybe we’ve already crossed path but I just didn’t know it was you. It’s quite exciting to think about the later one though. Imagine we’ve already met, maybe we fought, maybe we were great friends, or maybe we just brushed past each other not realizing our paths were to lead to the same destiny.
I don’t know what your personality would be like but don’t worry I am quite patient to some extent, so I can handle you today, tomorrow and hopefully, the rest of our lives. I am nowhere near perfect myself, so don’t worry you can be as imperfect as you want to be, I will still love you. But I just want to let you know there are some things I just can’t put up with. Those things include:
– Not treating me with the love and respect I deserve.
– Treating me like my only purpose in your life is to cook for you, clean your house and pleasure you.
– Drinking to the extent where it becomes too hard for you to understand my views.
If you do any of these things, trust me, no matter what anyone says, no matter how lonely I get, no matter what happens to you, I will leave.
I don’t expect too much from you. Not even your time. I understand people have their personal lives and should be given the space they deserve. So, don’t worry, I won’t make you feel suffocated, but I hope I am allowed to expect the same from you.
I just want a best friend, who is there when I need him. I just want a crazy partner, who makes everything seem alright. I just want you, who is able to express his feelings clearly and tell me everything before things get out of hands. I just want someone I can rely on and someone who relies on me.
Oh, and I really hope you can cook a bit too, because judging from my cooking skills now, I am kind of hopeless!
I hope I am not expecting too much. Expectations hurt in a relationship, but you are my life partner, right? I can expect this much, right?
Now that all those expectations are out, let me tell you what I hope our future is like. You know, just a small content family, living through their ups and downs together. Notice how I said “content” instead of “happy”? Well, that’s because I know it’s impossible to be happy all the time, but I really do hope we are there for each other and get through difficult times together.
Our lives won’t be perfect. We might annoy each other at times. We might even make each other really angry. But during those times, I really hope we will realize our love is much greater than the feeling of anger can ever be, and become even closer to each other.
I can’t wait to watch our little baby holding your finger and taking their first step. I can’t wait to watch you fall asleep while holding our sleeping baby in your arms. I can’t wait to watch you return home and watch our baby running up to hug you. I just can’t wait for such days.
I am honestly really excited to meet you but there’s still a lot of time left before that happens. So I guess you and I, we both have to wait patiently for now.
So my future husband, live well, take care of yourself, and do good deeds. When we meet, I won’t leave a chance to show you off to the whole entire world. Till then, farewell!