Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the letter

it all started on thanksgiving day, in 2005.

well, it didn't all start then, but thanksgiving 2005 brought some pretty powerful & juicy details that marked the beginning of tannon & i making our commitment to eachother.

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tannon and i met and started dating in january of 2003. we had some great times dating, but we also had our rough patches. fast forward 2.5 years - our relationship was going backwards. we i decided to end things.

we dated other people and went our separate ways.

in november 2005, tannon gave me a very unexpected letter. i can't recall exactly what day he gave it to me, but he made me promise not to open it until thanksgiving day. it's virtually impossible for me to break a promise, so those x amount of days generated much anticipation.



my family always spent thanksgiving in st. george. i was very much enjoying family time and the warm temperatures southern utah offers. without a doubt, this unopened letter was gnawing at me in the back of my mind. i had to prepare, mentally, to read it. i was still in love with tannon, but "knew" it couldn't work out between us.


thanksgiving morning finally came and i locked myself in my room. i breathlessly tore open the evelope that enclosed the most beautifully, poetic letter i have ever read. i read it over and over and over. all of the words i so badly wanted to hear from him were right in front of me.

i had changed. he had changed. and they were changes that needed to happen.


i am so grateful for that letter.

13 comments:

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

tears.

blair said...

This is the sweetest. I love you two, and miss you dearly.

Ashley said...

:)

wet eyes. this was too sweet.

Valerie Hall said...

Soooo sweet! You two are the greatest!

caitlin and brinton said...

I am so grateful for that letter! We all are! What would this family be without you two together in it? I am so happy you're my sister-in-law. What a sweet couple you guys are.

Helena said...

This is such a sweet story.

denise said...

This post warms my heart...um, even though I don't know you guys! I just love a good love story. Thanks for sharing this part of yours.

Angela said...

Beautiful story! And the photos are great!

Bryan and Jamie said...

tears here too...

Lacey Jay said...

loved. loved. loved that post. thanks for sharing:)

Cami said...

Quit making me stop myself from bursting into tears. I'm grateful for that letter too. I wouldn't know you if you two hadn't gotten back together. I'm so glad I know you because you are a blessing in my life. Miss you guys.

Richins Family said...

i just might be crying! that is so sweet :)

Chris & Missy said...

Sheesh!! I got teary eyed even!! And I already knew about it! I definately remember that Thanksgiving!

BTW. Beautiful photograpy!