This is a project and observation on love and future sight. I aim to gather anonymous letters of people writing to their future spouse/partner/love. I want others to come together and let their true and tender feelings show and know that they aren't alone in their hopes and dreams for finding their love.
I plan to gather these letters and create illustrations from them and compile the images and letters into a book. If you would like to be notified when the book is complete please feel free to leave me your email.
For information on how to submit your own letter, submission guidelines, and more information on the project itself please click the "about" link on this page.
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hi everyone! so it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. well i’m here to update that the book is well underway and my semester is a crazy whirlwind! only a few more weeks to complete this book and graduation! keep a look out for more updates soon. also, this blog is still up and running, just because the book is in the works feel free to keep on submitting! I figure if I keep getting letters in the future I could make another book.
Mi muñeca, ( my doll,)
I don’t know who you are, where you are or when we will cross paths. But I would like to apologize in advance for my behavior. For stealing the blankets and hogging the pillows, for the vast amount of action figures, shoes and comic books that will clutter our room. For singing in the shower obnoxiously loud first thing in the morning, and for jumping on the chance to make you smile and blush whenever possible. However, I will not apologize for the random nerf gun assaults, light saber duals and serenades with my guitar. For the wrestling matches that you will lose, the blanket forts we will build, the hours of Zelda, my General Akbar and Party Cat tattoos and for peeing in the shower.
Can’t wait for the day where you can help me trim my Mohawk, and I can help you paint your nails or dye your hair. We can spend hours just playing video games while lounging about in our underwear. We can dress up our dog, who will be named Gatsby, in homemade punk vest so he can be as hardcore as his mamas. And when it comes time to give him a bath we will argue and bicker over who did it last and chances are I will be one to cave in and bathe him. But you can help dry both of us off when all is said and done.
Every night I’ll sing you a lullabies and if you want I will even make up fables for the nights you have insomnia. When you are too drunk to walk, I’ll carry you. When you have munchies, I will cook for you. When you are too sick to functions I will tend to you, and when you just want to be held I will hold you till everything is ok. Porque eres mi amor, mi luz de la luna, y la reina de mi corazon. ( You are my love, my moon light, and the queen of my heart)
I will only ask one thing from you in exchange, that you love me. It’s a lot to ask in an age where it seems everything is more important than the needs of the heart, for the need of human affection past a one night stand. Still I believe one can love another, and through the faults and difficulties, it just makes them all stronger. But I am a hopeless romantic and an optimist, so I just set myself up to fail. But I go down with a smile.
So if you don’t mind some tom foolery, Star Wars shenanigans, cross faded debauchery, nerd rage, spanglish and a pitbull named Gatsby, we will have a wonderful life together.
Wherever you are, and whoever you are, te amo. Te amo con todo mi corazon, y te pensando esté donde esté ( …I love you. I love you with all my heart, and I am thinking of you whever you are.)
Dear future wife;
There will be days where we’ll lounge around in sweats with nothing but our books and imaginations to entertain us, and I hope thats ok with you. The lines between our realities will be blurred and together we will explore. I can’t wait for the days to dance with you, right there in my room. We’ll waltz to the piano music that so patiently fills the room. I’ll hold you close, kiss you twice, and give myself up entirely. I dream of the days where I’ll again hear the words “I love you” barely whispered before night fall. This helpless romantic with nothing but her words, I dream of finding the someone; my someone, I dream of finding you.
A sneak peek at my images for the letters from my send us your love project. They’re coming along nicely and I think the book is going to be great! Thank you to everyone who submitted and inspired these images. More to come!
So the book for this project is finally getting under way! The hardest part is getting started so we’ll see what this is looking like in another couple of weeks. And if you haven’t already submitted a letter to this project please do! This blog is an on going project and even though I’m already working on the book I will still include new entries as I get them. Thanks everyone for all your support!
My dearest friend, We’ve never really met, but I’ve held you in my heart for so many years. Do you remember the time when we were both still young and I wrote to you as your hope wavered? I said that one day a girl would realize that you were hers and she was yours, that you should never give up or give in because someday you would find her. What I really wanted to say was, “I love you. We belong to each other. There’s no need to look.” Now, years later, it’s happened. You’ve found her, your lovely girl. You are quite the pair, full of love and as cute as everyone says. It almost makes me bitter, but you’re happy. And I could never wish away your joy. I had hoped that there wouldn’t be another who feels the way I do, but I should have expected it. You are one of a kind, and it was silly to think that my soul was the only one straining to reach you. My friend, I hope you know,
I am still yours, even if you are not mine.
My dearest friend,
We’ve never really met, but I’ve held you in my heart for so many years. Do you remember the time when we were both still young and I wrote to you as your hope wavered? I said that one day a girl would realize that you were hers and she was yours, that you should never give up or give in because someday you would find her. What I really wanted to say was, “I love you. We belong to each other. There’s no need to look.” Now, years later, it’s happened. You’ve found her, your lovely girl. You are quite the pair, full of love and as cute as everyone says. It almost makes me bitter, but you’re happy. And I could never wish away your joy. I had hoped that there wouldn’t be another who feels the way I do, but I should have expected it. You are one of a kind, and it was silly to think that my soul was the only one straining to reach you.
My friend, I hope you know,
For my silence
Every touch made after the initial eye contact, trembles miniature volcano eruptions on my nervous system. You know what you do, even when I refuse to show anything. Every light caress on face, touch on my braids, contact of our fingers. I feel them all in places that could corrupt all of my plans. It’s infatuation, lust. You know how to make a lady feel appreciated, not my words but very true. You care so hard and offer protection. I want to be near you so many times in the day, if only to rest my head on your shoulder, hold your hand. No one has ever been able to do that before. I can’t get you off my mind and I contemplate in silence. My discrepancy, my silence keeps me longing for you.
Dear Mystery Girl,
There’s a question we ask that goes, “where have you been all my life?” Now that you have finally appeared before my very eyes, I now pose such question to you. You know, I began thinking about how happy I would be being in love since I was 10 years old. It was an early start because seeing those old Disney movies about love such as Aladdin really made me ponder for a long while. Then I began to learn about myself as I got in high school, and began to mature rapidly and think better. I had a rocky childhood and adolescence and learned from other couples in love, couples in tough relationships and everything else that made these folks feel torn being in relationships. That never changed my determined mind to try and find love with the true girl made just for me. During that time, I also rummaged through the library of all the greatest love songs ever sung, and what would make a great soundtrack for her and I. In the meantime, I have now begun to focus on my goals and know what my aim in life is; I now know what to do for the rest of my life. However, it wouldn’t be fun doing it alone without someone to be there to guide me, motivate me, bring my chin up when I’m feeling low and, best of all, shower my undying love to in every which way. All throughout my life, I always thought who could be the girl I’ll be sticking with for now until the end of eternity.
The search is done. It doesn’t matter anymore because you’re now here. Something happened and I was head over heels. We smiled when our eyes met. My eyes shone like beautiful, gold rays of the sun, and my heart beat like a gerbil in a bag, when I see you. Personally, I get very uncomfortable giving people eye contact when I’m talking to them or when they’re talking to me. This time, I can never go through my days without looking in your eyes. I’m in absolute peace when you look back into my eyes with your angelic smile. Funny how good things happen unexpectedly: My heart was on standstill the second I saw you; I loved what I was seeing. Nevermind what others are saying about you, and what hidden messages your jealous friends are trying to send you. I found you and everything about you made me feel like I was floating in midair. It’s pleasing to know there’s no other girl like you, similar in a way how girls dress in a way hoping no other girl would be wearing the same outfit. Nevertheless, I couldn’t be any happier and knowing that you are here with me already says that I’m the only one in your life and you are the only one for my life. Forget the news, forget the economy, forget anything that’s causing a worldwide meltdown on this planet; you and I are together, arm to arm, and that’s all that matters to me. I could be busy with my work and I could possibly go out with my friends and spend some time escaping from reality but none of all that time spent would be memorable without being with you. I surely will be there to see you always, as I’ve kept my promise to always see you every single day, as I mentioned that I can’t get through my days without looking into the shiny windows to your soul. It makes me so happy doing so, that I cry. I don’t care what anyone says about it and I don’t need to tell you why it makes me feel secure.
It’s been a wild ride for me. Everything has now settled down and found Heaven now that you’re with me. I only hoped that you appeared in front of my eyes when I was younger, preferably after I graduated high school. No worries, good things come to those who wait. I’ve waited, and here I am…with you. You and me - together. Though I have to say that Valentine’s Day is overrated. Every day being with you is Valentine’s Day to me. And why not? I mean, I could have the worst day, or suffer the worst break, any human will ever experience/undergo, but then when I’m with you, everything is okay and I can regain myself from a bad streak. No kidding, everyone has experienced a bad break, and for me personally, it’s hard for me to get back on the train again. To someone with fragments of low self-esteem, like me, it can be dreadful when bad things happen. However, here I am writing this letter to the best girl I have ever loved with my whole heart and soul, and life feels great; I feel great. Knowing that one special girl loves me, and whom I love in return, makes me more exuberant and in good spirit. Sure, I love my job, I love my hobbies, I love my friends and family and I love the person that I am. Thing is, all that love can’t compare to the endless love I have to the girl I kiss everyday. Yes, a special girl who’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me, has made me a better person, raised my self-esteem and loves me for me; A special girl whom I can unconditionally love without guilt, without holding back and knowing that my universe is in absolute peace when she’s in my arms. No need to ask who that girl is.
I can go on, but that’s all I have. This is true love we’re talking about and words only say so much. Although words do carry weight, actions are the considered option when expressing love, hence Depeche Mode’s lyric, “Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm.” It’s certainly true and this letter would contradict that logic. However, at times, feelings are great when spoken so I wanted to tell you what I’ve been thinking this whole time from my heart, since we got together. I never want to leave you, I never want to break up with you and I never want to walk through life without you. It’s now you and I, the both of us, from here on out. I still have our four leaf clover.
I will always be here for you, and you’re truly the best thing that happened in my life. You’re the best only girl I’ve ever loved.
I love you, honey. Always will.
Dear future love of my life,
Someday we’ll share a home and a bed and life. You’ll accept that you’re the second love of my life and you’ll help me mourn the first. I’ll never truly get over it but you’ll love me just the same.
I love you.
Music and the performing arts have always been my first love, but the moment I find you, my love, I will push them aside without a second thought.
I would never let anything, even my career as a musician, take precedent over your happiness - and the happiness of our children, if we choose to have them.
There will be times where you’ll doubt my actions, I’m sure, because I’m governed more by my emotions and less by my logic. But, as Hamlet says to Ophelia, never doubt I love you.
I say this because, truly, all I want to do is make you smile whenever you’re sad, carry you around when your arthritis is bad, make you a fire when the furnace breaks, and put you to bed when you’ve had too much to drink. And when we play checkers, I’ll let you cheat.
I’m sorry if that’s cheesy, but I was in a musical production of The Wedding Singer. The Wedding Singer - and even Happy Days (the musical I’m working on now) - has changed my outlook on life profoundly.
All I really want to do is grow old with you, build a home with you.
With all the love in my heart,
It was love at first sight, the very first time I saw you on September 15th, 2009. We talked for the first time at 3:39pm and by 4:32 I knew I was going to marry you. You ended things with me for good two years later. But this is to let you know that I love you still to this day. That i continually fall more in love with you every second of everyday. You’re perfection in human form. Your lips are the perfect shape, your eyes the perfect color. Your voice sends chills through out my body. I’ve been inlove with you for over 2 years and I swear I’ll never stop. We we’re engaged, then you ended it and left me stranded. But I pray you’ll come back. I know you’ll come back. Because when you truly love someone you always find your way back. What we had was love. It could heal any pain and create miracles. Our love was for storybooks. Forever yours. x0
To my love,
You are truely amazing, words can not express how much you mean to me. You give me those butterfly feelings with just looking at me. Currently you are in another state, but I love you through every mile that is between us. The first time I laid eyes on you, I knew you were and are someone special. You are beyond beautiful in my eyes. Your smile just melts my heart every time I see it. Before you, I honestly felt like giving up on love. I was searching in all the wrong places. You brought back to me the smile that I thought I lost. Thank you for being here for me, throughout everything. Just know, I’ll always be here for you and that I love you.
Dear future wife;
On nights like tonight, where we’re rushing to get ready before we meet my family for Christmas Eve dinner, please don’t get mad at me when I stop you from whatever it is that you’re doing, to kiss you. Nothing in this world will be as important as you darling, and I plan on reminding you ever single minute, of every single day; even if those minutes are rushed. I’ll kiss you, look you in the eyes, tell you I love you, and help zip you into your gown. Life will be perfect, we will be perfect, and Christmas will be our favorite time of the year because it’ll give us an excuse to be extra cute with one another. I can’t wait.
I just…I can’t wait to meet you, whoever you are.
Send us your love is a two part project based on sentimentality and future sight. It is a safe space for people to anonymously share the more tender parts of their hearts and proclaim their love, hopes, dreams, and fears to someone they have yet to meet (or have met) without judgement or embarrassment. The goal of this project is to reclaim sentimentality as more than just foolishness and drama to reaffirm it’s authenticity as a real and deep emotion that is inherent in all of us. Sendusyourlove.tumblr.com is the submission part of this project and with these letters I intend on making a book based around these thoughts and sentiments as well as produce original illustrations to go along with them. I plan on releasing this book some time in mid 2012 and for more updates and sneak peaks feel free to refer to the blog or email me personally. So many of you here on tumblr have already helped me so much in spreading the word about this project and by sharing your lovely words. But I am still looking for more submissions and if you’ve been on the fence about posting remember all submissions are posted anonymously and there is no better time then right now to share your heart with others. You have a few options for submitting, you can either submit right here on tumblr, via email, or even by snail mail. Anything helps, follows, reblogs of this post, submissions, even if you’ve just taken the time to read all of this I sincerely thank you. -Gabby
Send us your love is a two part project based on sentimentality and future sight. It is a safe space for people to anonymously share the more tender parts of their hearts and proclaim their love, hopes, dreams, and fears to someone they have yet to meet (or have met) without judgement or embarrassment. The goal of this project is to reclaim sentimentality as more than just foolishness and drama to reaffirm it’s authenticity as a real and deep emotion that is inherent in all of us. Sendusyourlove.tumblr.com is the submission part of this project and with these letters I intend on making a book based around these thoughts and sentiments as well as produce original illustrations to go along with them. I plan on releasing this book some time in mid 2012 and for more updates and sneak peaks feel free to refer to the blog or email me personally.
So many of you here on tumblr have already helped me so much in spreading the word about this project and by sharing your lovely words. But I am still looking for more submissions and if you’ve been on the fence about posting remember all submissions are posted anonymously and there is no better time then right now to share your heart with others. You have a few options for submitting, you can either submit right here on tumblr, via email, or even by snail mail. Anything helps, follows, reblogs of this post, submissions, even if you’ve just taken the time to read all of this I sincerely thank you.