Dear Future Husband,

By the time you are reading this you will have discovered that I am, well, unique. Its part of what you love about me. In as much, there are some things that will be helpful for you to know that I can’t just come out and tell you. However, I am using this platform to give you some insights which will hopefully make us both very happy.

1) Please don’t buy me flowers on or directly around Valentine’s day. Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers just as much as the next girl. However, my practical side kicks in and I cringe at the thought of $50 (or more) being spent on flowers that would have cost you $20 most any other month of the year. So I give you permission to save the money and buy me flowers 3 other times of the year with the money you would have spent that day. We will both enjoy it more! 😉

2) Blood diamonds are sad. Blame it on Leonardo DiCaprio, but the whole diamond engagement ring thing makes me a little crazy. I’ll save you my research on the diamond industry, how it inflates prices and enslaves and kills Africans. However, I will let you know that there are high quality man-made diamonds (I’m not talkin cubic zirconia) that are beautiful, conflict-free, and SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive than traditional diamonds. I’m not saying I want a cheap/fake/or otherwise crappy looking engagement ring, rather I’m giving you the freedom to express your love in a more humane and cost effective way. If that’s not quite your style, feel free to get creative! How about a white sapphire, pearl, or opal as a center “stone”. All beautiful, humane, and a smart use of funds.

3) A few thoughts on cards. You may be noticing a theme at this point that I’m not a fan of companies taking advantage of couples high on love and not thinking rationally. Cards are nice, but if you do indulge please don’t go for the pre-written, mushy sentimental stuff. If you find me so inspiring that you come up with your own love-inspired poetry or winsome thoughts you would like to share, that will be greatly appreciated. Just please don’t cop-out and think that a corny, four line, cookie cutter greeting gets you off the romance hook.

4) St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday, and not because I want an excuse to get drunk. I’m not sure exactly when it started, but I can now say with confidence that it is the holiday I most enjoy and as such we will need to budget in for it’s celebration.

5) All insects who find their way inside our house will need to be disposed of, by you, with no questions, delays, or shenanigans (ex. squishing it then pretending to throw it at me as you walk by, etc). You will be rewarded.

Keeping these things in mind will provide you with some very helpful information I hope you will take advantage of.

Your Loving Future Wife,


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  1. I love your writing and pray indeed that your future intended is reading this this very moment ! Maybe ! Lord knows ! hugs

    1. Thanks Aunt Pat!