A love letter
5 years ago, Mr. B and I said I do in front of our family and loved ones in a beautiful chapel in my beloved Dominican Republic.
Today, December 15 2012, we celebrate this milestone and as we look back we cannot help but smile. And when we smile, we smile big with gratitude, not because of a never-ending happiness and all-perfect relationship but because despite the bumps in our road, we are still holding tight. We have embraced our failures, we have found comfort in each other, we have looked for ways to learn, to be better, to listen, to forgive and to start again.
Marriage is one of the most beautiful relationships but is also the hardest. It is beautiful because you give yourself to this person who ran across your path and stole your heart in such an incredible way that you are willing and desiring to share your life with. But it is difficult because it needs two selfless hearts. It needs two imperfect human beings to be perfect for each other. And as difficult as it may be, it is rewarding like no other love. It was this love that gave us our precious Little L and it is this love that wins me over every day.
Today, as Mr. B. prepared coffee, I snuck a love letter in the puff pastry envelope which I had told him I wanted to try for the blog.
This was a fun way of delivering my love letter to him and here is how you can do it.
Take a puff pastry sheet, cut the shape of an unfolded envelope. Poke all sides except the center with a fork (this will help avoid extra puffiness). Place your letter in the center and fold all sides. Pinch the seams so its completely sealed and so that it does not open as it bakes. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes on 400F and it will be ready to deliver your message.
This is a cute idea not only to deliver love letters. It can also be used to share a sweet note with a friend, a get well message, a thank you card, a welcome home… any reason works as long as your message is full of love.
Transform breakfast or any other occasion into an opportunity to express your beautiful thoughts.