June 22, 2012

.one year & counting.


In 1958, John Steinbeck (author of Grapes of Wrath) received a letter from his teenage son, Thom. Thom wrote to tell him that he had fallen madly in love with a school mate. John wrote back the same day. This was his response.


Dear Thom:

"There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you -- of kindness and consideration and respect -- not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn't know you had."


Kyle, thank you for loving me with all that is good and kind and wonderful. And thanks for making this last year (and 2 months ;) ) the best adventure ever.







7 comments on ".one year & counting."

  1. I am so jealous, you guys are to cute. <3

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  2. Those are the most romantic pictures ever. So cute!

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  3. Aw shucks! Thanks, Carissa. :)

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  4. Thanks, Alex!! Some how Kyle and I always pull off silly/cute rather than romantic...so I'm glad we got our goal. Haha.

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  5. Congratulations! You two look very happy together.

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  6. Thank you! We are quite happy. :)

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  7. Yesenia @ {then there was us}6/26/12, 2:10 PM

    Julia these are beautiful! Thanks for following, I'm so glad you found my blog because I love yours! What a great space you've created. I look forward to reading along and getting to know you better. :)

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