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His Love Letter to me for my 1st Sparkversary

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

What follows is the love letter that my husband wrote to me for my 1st anniversary and 100 pounds lost with SparkPeople. A few months into this journey, I finally realized that the burden of my extra weight was one felt by all those who love me-- until then, I thought that it was all about ME. I honestly didn't think about how 100+ pounds of excess weight on *my* body affected my family.

I'm sharing this letter because perhaps a fellow Sparker feels or felt the same way I did. I know we've all heard that "You've got to do it for YOU"-- but, what if that isn't enough? I know it wasn't enough to keep myself from putting on so much weight in the first place! So, sometimes, we have to do it for the people who love us so much-- sometimes that extrinsic motivation can be what is needed to vault up out of the pit and on towards better health, and that motivation can spark something inside us that IS enough!

"Wow! Wow! Wow!

That's the best I can do to describe how I feel about what you have accomplished during the last year, and how that has impacted your confidence and outlook, our family, and our marriage.

I am so incredibly proud to have you on my arm as my wife, and not just because you have gone from being beautiful to being BEAUTIFUL. It's also because of the great friend and inspiration you are to others, the wonderful mommy you are to our beautiful children, and the fantastic wife you are to me. Thank you for taking the steps to ensure that you can continue to fulfill those roles as long as possible.

I love you with all my heart, and look forward to what God has in store for us and our family with great anticipation.

Every day with you means the world to me!

~Tom xoxo...
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    "Wow! Wow! Wow!" Words of a very wise man and the exact expression of what I am feeling at this moment! Congratulations from that place in me that is the simplest and purest...that place that God resides. This is one of the best things I have read on spark and I am so thankful that you were willing to share that intimate moment with us! I absolutely CANNOT wait, as I continue my own journey, for the time when my equally awesome hubby can write me a similar letter! God bless you! And thank you for making my day! SparkOn!
    1723 days ago
    I think that is the greatest thing I have read on Spark. I have become so fit--trying to inspire my husband cause I worry that he is a heart attack waiting to happen. I know I would say similar things to my hubby if he were to drop 60 pounds or so--I really want to keep HIM in my life!! Blessings to you and yours.
    1723 days ago
    What a great husband! What a marvelous gift. And how true - becoming fitter, healthier and stronger is something we do for others as well as for us. You just showed us how.
    2017 days ago
    thank you for sharing, gives me hope
    2215 days ago
    How nice of you to share this. Seems like you have great support. Your husband is one lucky guy and so are your kids. Congrats on your weight loss!
    2355 days ago
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    this is just too cute: you should write a book called Love your way thin!!!!!lol emoticon
    2362 days ago
    Happy Spark anniversary. I love the romantic letter that your husband wrote.

    You are loved by many!

    Congratulations with your weight loss!

    2363 days ago
    I'm a SparkStranger to you, but my mom sent me the link to your blog today. I'm so happy for your successes and wanted to share my joy with you! Congratulations! Sending cyber hugs and high fives your way! emoticon
    2363 days ago
    What a sweet man and a blessed marriage. God is so good. He gave you all that AND your health back. Amazing just doesn't cut it.
    2367 days ago
    You are sooooo blessed!! Keep up your inspiring blogs!! We love them! Be fabulous! Oh, you are!!
    2369 days ago
    emoticon beautiful
    2379 days ago
    WOW! How very sweet & BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing this with everyone--your hubby really knows how to make you feel special & appreciated! WAY TO GO HUBBY! And, WEIGH TO GO YOU!
    2400 days ago
    That is so BEAUTIFUL! emoticon
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    2456 days ago
    Ooooh maaaaaaan.. I got a little teary (taking tissue-dab, dab) How wonderful to be loved like that... and so so soooo wonderful that you have that husbandly support behind you, plus I'm sure your whole fam too. Treasure it every day. Congrats on all your success and best of luck with all your successes to come...
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    2456 days ago
    Very nice.
    2456 days ago
    emoticon Omgooooodness So Sweet!!! emoticon for sharing & emoticon on your emoticon

    You have done an emoticon job.

    All that hard, hard work paid off and you DH was their to support you all the way.

    God bless you as you continue on your healthy life style. emoticon
    2456 days ago
    That is so incredibly sweet! I am glad he is so proud of you and supportive. I am doing this for me, but also for my family. They deserve to have a healthy Mom. You are amazing, by the way, having 8 kids and doing this! I can't even imagine. I have 2 and babysit another and feel like I am going to lose it sometimes. You are superwoman!
    2486 days ago
    Aw so sweet! It is great to have a husband that gives you compliments! Especially weight loss compliments!
    2486 days ago
    Totally made me tear up! You have yourself a keeper there!

    Congrats on such a major milestone and happy sparkversary!
    2486 days ago
    Wow... talk about inspiring!

    What an amazing man you have in your life. He sounds like he has been so supportive throughout this entire process and I can only hope that when I reach my weight loss goal my spouse will feel the same as your husband.

    Congratulations on such a fabulous accomplishment!
    2486 days ago
    Awwww! That is the best letter! I love it. What a great support system and husband you have. emoticon

    Oh! And Happy Sparkiversary and CONGRATULATIONS!
    2486 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2011 3:34:10 PM
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