I had the real pleasure to receive a very special message of gratitude through the Share Your Story page of this website and with permission of the author I am excited to share it with all of you.
Barb Kryke wrote a wonderful letter to her husband, Ron. As you will see by the reprinted version of her message below, expressing profound love and deep gratitude was definitely “within her reach.” I was touched by her capacity to acknowledge and express the impact her husband has had on her life.
My dearest husband,
I know that first and foremost in all my thoughts, is my gratitude that you have entered my life. You have the greatest soul, modest nature, and the sweetest, most loving heart I have ever known. I am, and will always be in awe that this meeting of hearts and minds and souls is not coincidental, but a purposeful life brought together by God.
I thank you for showing me how hard I am capable of working, far beyond my wildest dreams. Your encouragement and unending faith in me has now and forever, shaped me as the whole person I dreamed of becoming. My love, my reverence, my admiration for you, is not measurable by human means and far outreach my ability to express, in words, how incredibly grateful I am that your love for me is perfect.
Your loving wife
When I reached out to Barb to find out more about her experience, she was kind enough to indulge me by answering a couple of questions.
- What did it feel like to express this profound gratitude to your husband?
I was moved by my own words. I am, by nature, reflective and use each morning and night to breathe in my good fortune. I am blessed to have the ability to express my gratitude for my husband, daughters, friends and 7th grade students.
- Do you have a sense of what it meant to him?
Ron texted me, “You brought me tears of joy with your letter of gratitude. I adore you.” I guess that says it all.
Barb is indeed blessed on so many levels. My hope is that everyone reading this will be inspired by Barb’s story and will reach out to a significant relationship and express profound gratitude.
I would be honored if you shared your story here on this website. Simply go to Share Your Story and send me a message.