I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the type of man I want to be. There’s a man somewhere deep inside of me bursting at the seams. He’s an honorable man, someone who is a good father to his children and who loves and respects his wife dearly. He’s the future me.

So as cheesy as it seems I’m writing an open letter to my future wife whoever she may be.

I spend a lot of time thinking about you and the life we’ll share. I love you a lot even though I’m not sure if I’ve met you.

You’re beautiful. To see you smile is really all I want. You know I’ll do anything to make sure you always have a smile on your face. I know I’ll never be able to, but if I could I would.

I’m sorry, I know that there’s a lot I need to work on but I know that with your help I’ll be a better man.

I’m working hard now every day to be the best man I can be for you. I want to be able to provide in every way possible. I will keep you safe. I’ll make sure you have a roof over your head. I’ll make sure there’s food on the table. I’ll be there with flowers and chocolate when you’re having a rough day. I’ll be there to listen when you need someone to talk to. I’ll be there as a shoulder to cry on when you need it. I’ll do all of this because I love you. Nothing will ever change that.

How can I love someone I don’t know yet? I honestly don’t even have the answer to that question, but I know I can and I do.

I pray for you often. I just can’t wait to meet you. I hope one day you get a chance to read this and have it remind you of how much I love you.

Until then. I’ll be keep working on realizing that potential I know I have in me. I just hope you see it too.

– Michael