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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the ROMANCE genre (04/19/07)

TITLE: The Unsent Letter
By Jesus Puppy
04/20/07


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The Unsent Letter

Greetings my love,

To answer your questions, my dear: I too have felt we were blessed in finding one another, and knew even then that it was the hand of God that brought us together. Our visit this Spring shows that, and I fear no hardship even with our language barrier. For me the hard part will be having to wait to finally be with you. True, there is the chance we will be no more than lasting friends, but I pray it becomes better. The close friendship we now have, leading to a deeper, more compassionate love for one another.

Yes, my dear, only time can tell if what we are building will be so great a relationship, but of those things I know of you, I want more. That is a good sign, I believe. Even knowing you to the fullest, I would still want more. A closeness that time or distance could not hold back, as our hearts would be one.

The Lord alone is such in my life, that all I desire is a closer relationship with Him. Each day brings me closer, and yet I long for more. This is the heart filled closeness I have sought after in our relationship. The good and the bad-- trials that only lead me closer to the one I love.

As for a perfect day: It would need to be a day off from work that we could share our time to the full, from waking to setting sun. Then we could set aside the trials of daily life, only to enjoy our moments together.

You would wake up before me and lay there watching as I sleep. Perhaps you would sneak off and bring back a cup of coffee, and wake me with a gentle kiss. As you would be the desire of my heart, my loving bride, the coffee would get cold before I had a chance to drink it. ;-)

Breakfast would be something simple, cooked at home, or maybe as a treat for ourselves, we would go out to eat. Chances are that it will be pastry and something hot to drink by the water front. Then a short walk that lasts longer than we thought, holding on the beach, watching as things come to life in the afternoon sunshine, maybe even getting wet playing in the cold waves.

The afternoon would be a nice drive in the country, or maybe shopping where we could joke and laugh at each others simple taste, be it in clothes, books, or toys seen through a window. Perhaps while out we might meet friends and stop for a quick lunch to enjoy their company.

Dinner would be a simple affair, though done with great joy. We would work together in the kitchen preparing a light chicken or roast, and as it bakes we could sit in each otherís arms catching up on the oddities of the week, just enjoying each other in a quiet way. After our meal, another short walk to watch the sunset paints the sky in lively colors, watching as the first stars wink into existence. Then on to home, where we join the night in our own passionate embrace.

A dream, my dear, and perhaps something greater. Such closeness in life with the one I so long to love. To hold in the morning's first light, to laugh with through the day, to complete one another in life's works and trials, and remain as one through the darkness of night. A dream? Maybe it is more to say it is the greatest desire of my heart for such a love. A oneness that reaches beyond love-- beyond life. A true blessing of God that would last on into eternity.

With all my heart that is yours always, your future husband.
____________________________________________________________________
Note of explanation:

This was to be a letter sent to a dearest friend and, at the time, my future wife, who lived on the other side of the world. She had gone into the hospital but left me with a question of love and how we, as a couple, would spend a perfect day together. I thought to hold off writing this until she was out of the hospital, but that day never came, as she died three days later from complications. As the letter was never written nor sent, I though to use it for the topic.


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Christine Dunn04/26/07
How sad. Sometimes it's hard to understand why God chooses to take those closest to us, and at such a young age. I suppose we'll never know until we reach Heaven.

Knowing that this is a personal account, and the reason why the letter was never sent makes this piece very moving.
Kathleen Morris04/26/07
You have taken my breath away.
James Wood04/26/07
Truly heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing.
Dolores Stohler04/26/07
You are a true romantic. It grieves my heart to hear that the woman who received this never knew the joy of becoming your wife. While time is a great healer, the memory of a 1st love, with its romantic dreams, lives within the heart forever. There is room in the heart for more than one love, but each will occupy its own space, its own promise of a love to be renewed in the vast outreaches of eternity.
Amy Michelle Wiley 04/28/07
Beautiful. Cherish the moments you did have with her, and that and God's strength will lead you on.
Julie Arduini04/29/07
Wow, I have chills. Romance, tragedy, so well written.
Rita Garcia04/30/07
Your heart shines through your writing, a heart filled with sadness through a tragic loss, a heart filled with love for Him. Thank you for sharing your heart!
Barbara Hartsook04/30/07
What a special letter to share. Thank you. You are a romantic among men... The longer-than-expected walk along the beach, hand in hand. The likening of your relationship to the one you cherish with our God. These are beautiful word pictures, and they will store well in your heart's treasure chest. You'll never know your beloved any other way than how you've drawn the two of you here, and that is God's gift to you. May he bless you with another love in due time...
Barb
Jan Ackerson 04/30/07
How tender! You're quite a jewel.

Joanne Sher 04/30/07
This truly touched my heart - especially knowing it is true. Excellent.
Betty Castleberry04/30/07
I truly don't know what to say. This is wonderful....
Dara Sorensen04/30/07
Oh, that was wonderful! It made me cry! Well done indeed!!
Jacquelyn Horne04/30/07
Wonderful letter. Sad that it was never sent. The writing is good. So explanatory.
Cheri Hardaway 05/01/07
How tender and beautiful... Thanks for sharing your heart with us. And your descriptions of the oneness you shared with God being the same kind of oneness you hoped and dreamed to share with your future wife are awesome; that's what I desire for my children to find in their spouses... Excellent job. Cheri
Loren T. Lowery05/01/07
First, I am truly sorry for your loss. Your message, which is beautifully told, is a lesson to all of us that we all to often do not have tomorrow and should never put off saying those things that are in our hearts.