April 10, 2011

Dear Bill, ( a sappy "Thank You" letter - to my husband)

I want you to know how very much I appreciate your encouragement over the past 3 years while I have been consumed with my passion for handmade soap. It was you who first suggested I give it a try, and I who scoffed and thought you were nuts. Who would’ve known the passion that would ignite over trying a little something new? I always loved the “idea” of handmade soap, but never would have considered making it myself if you had not been the adventurer and goaded me into trying it out –giving it a shot (just for grins.)I know there are times you wish you hadn’t. lol!

I would have never continued on when batch after batch things weren’t quite right – I don’t do less than perfect all to well. I always expect the best of myself and you encouraged me all along the way when time after time I was disappointed with the outcome (you cheerfully used the less than perfect bars of soap.) You never let me give up – you could see my passion growing; you could see a metamorphosis taking place; a fire igniting within. What a gift you have given me.

Where would I be if you hadn’t spent the endless hours late at night(even though you have a day job) going over countless tutorials in a doggedly determined state teaching yourself to build a website – just because you wanted me to have “my vision” and nothing less? Your talents, abilities and determination amaze me.

We’ve been married going on 21 years and have certainly seen the good and bad in each other -  we’ve been totally exasperated, totally frustrated, totally put out with each other, but over the years I have come to realize what a loyal, selfless friend I have in you. You are the love of my life; my hero. Thank you for always believing in me, for not letting me give up on my dreams (even when it meant perhaps putting your dreams on hold for now…) How does one even begin to say “thank you” for that?

I Love you-to the moon and back,
Michele

4 comments:

Amy Warden said...

Awwwww.....

Jennifer Young said...

Well, you moved me to tears this morning. I send a big thank you to your husband as well! It is pretty amazing how much a husband's support can do for us. It is also pretty amazing how much appreciation can do for a husband. What ever you are doing lately, you are just Bang On with your soaps... your packaging... to me it seems like everything! What an inspiring post. Let us know when your web-site is ready! I can't wait to check it out. xo Jen

Michael R. Hughes said...

Hi Michele,

That was a very touching letter to your husband. Very inspiring!

I too look forward to viewing your website soon.

Your soaps look great, by the way.

Thank you for sharing your appreciation and gratefulness toward your husband with us!

innerearthsoaps said...

That is just beautiful. What a lovely man :)