Monday, August 24

Ronald Reagan Love Letter

As so many of our current clients are saying their "I Do's" so many more are celebrating anniversaries this season. I stumbled upon this Anniversary Letter from Ronald Reagan to his First Lady and thought I would share it today.....Enjoy!

Ronald Reagan ~ March 4, 1983

Dear First Lady

I know tradition has it that on this morning I place cards Happy Anniversary cards on your breakfast tray. But things are somewhat mixed up. I substituted a gift & delivered it a few weeks ago.

Still this is the day, the day that marks 31 years of such happiness as comes to few men. I told you once that it was like an adolescent's dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn't changed.

You know I love the ranch but these last two days made it plain I only love it when you are there. Come to think of it that's true of every place & every time. When you aren't there I'm no place, just lost in time & space.

I more than love you, I'm not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone I'm waiting for you to return so I can start living again.

Happy Anniversary & thank you for 31 wonderful years.

I love you

Your Grateful Husband


Geoffrey R. Boka said...

Awww. Ronnie. Irrespective of politics he sure had a way with words. That's even prettier than his tribute to the victims of the challenger disaster.

Jerome said...

Awesome find.

Lisa Teiger said...

My (then) young son and I on an elementary school project, once stumbled upon a collection of Presidential letters in the Forbes Museum in lower Manhattan - what a treasure trove. but what always stands out in my mind is Ronald Regans writing - and while I am not a fan of his politics he was a consumate politican and a man with a way with words - especially the written ones. This letter brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Thanks for sharing