A Lesson You've Taught me // The Letter Link-up

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today, I'm linking up with the lovely Amber over at Mr. Thomas and Me.
I love this girl's blog! I'm a bit late for linking up...but I couldn't wait to do this!

This is my letter...

The Letter Link-up | Mr. Thomas & Me

My dear friend...

You are a new friend. We haven't known each other that long yet. But I'm pretty sure we are going to be friends forever. And that thought makes me very happy!

You are not that much older than I am, but you are one of the biggest role models in my life! Your genuine spirit makes you beautiful from the inside out. Your positive attitude and perspective toward life is something that I greatly admire and wish I could find for myself. But the more time I get to spend with you, the more of that lovely perspective I gain. On the days {or weeks even!} when I am feeling incredibly down, I know I can count on you to help pick me back up again...and you don't even have to try! It's just you...it's who you are.

You have shown me what being a good mom is all about. I love every second I get to spend with your two adorable little guys. And I hope that when I have children, I can raise them with as much grace and dedication as you have with yours. 

You have shown me what it is to be a loving and supportive wife. Your example of that is what I will always aspire to.

And most importantly, you've taught me that it's okay to let someone in...it's okay to trust...and it's okay to allow myself to feel something, because that's what it is to REALLY LIVE. Emotions scare me. Letting myself feel anything scares me. And opening up scares me...because in my past, so many whom I've opened up to ended up walking away. But I don't think I will EVER have to worry about that with you. You care about my moments of vulnerability. I can share what I am struggling with, and know that what I say is in good hands. You possess a level of understanding that not many people have. 

You may not always think you're helping, but you are. 
You will always have your days of struggles yourself with being a wife and mother, but please know that what I see is absolutely incredible! And absolutely what I want to be too!

I cannot even begin to say how grateful I am that you brought your little one to me for his first dance class almost a year ago! God orchestrated that...because He knew I needed someone like you. Please know that I will ALWAYS be here for you as well.

Friend, you are BEAUTIFUL! And that word just doesn't seem like enough!

Much love always,


  1. What a beautiful letter, thanks Emily! That's so very sweet of you to say! I really value and appreciate your friendship. The boys and I are lucky to have you in our lives. Am always here for you, much love xxx

  2. This is gorgeous. I think we so often take the people nearest us for granted and taking a step back to cherish them is SUCH a gorgeous way to honor the friendship we share. :) (So much easier said than done!)

    Thanks for joining in the letter link-up!