Patience is a virtue, so they say, and it certainly seems like you and I are living proof of that, and we are very virtuous indeed. Our time apart in what is known as a long-distance relationship is 2/3 of the way over, and it looks like we are still committed, still together, still as loving with each other as ever, and destined for intense and everlasting happiness. Although these months have been a challenge, nothing has ever challenged the way I feel about you, or the plans we have made together that will soon come true and become real. While we are apart I think of you each day, and live for the time when we will be together forever, and in love and living together in real time. If you haven’t fully realized it yet, I want you to know that I love you absolutely and forever.
It’s hard to believe that in just a few months I will be in your town, where you are, where you live and work and breathe and sleep. I will be able to actually be with you, talk to you, touch you, visit your apartment, and meet your friends whom I have heard so much about. Living by letter may be good for the soul and may teach the vital lesson of being patient, but it has been very difficult, and I’m sure you feel the same. When we are able to be with each other as many minutes of the day as we want, how amazing that will be!
And even more amazing is the fact that as we are together in a physical place, we will be together spiritually as well. Because I feel that our time has come, and that we are at the stage of commitment where we need to be and want to be, I have a special question for you. I know it seems a bit unusual to give you this letter to propose, but haven’t we always been that way? Anyway, because we have continued our relationship over the miles and through our words, I want to ask you to be my wife the same way: Mary, will you marry me?
I remember when we started out together, having no idea that we would soon be faced with a challenge we never imagined. We met, fell in love, and began what we thought was a normal life together. Then the company where I worked for announced they would be closing the local office, and I had to accept a transfer or lose my job and all that I had worked for. By then I was committed to us and our future together, and I knew that we could make a long-distance relationship work, at least with an end in sight.
And now that end is near, with an offer to be the manager of a new branch in the city where you are. How lucky I am, and how glad I am that things have turned out this way. Soon I will be with you, and I want to make our life together a priority so that we never have to do this again. We will be married, if you agree, and we will never be parted for the rest of our life together. Til then, remember that I love you always.