Letter to Bill: Twenty Years…and Forever


Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of a very important day – the day I met Bill. Of course, I had to create a piece of art to mark the occasion and it became, along with my words below, a love letter to him. I struggled over whether to share this here but decided I would because this is who I am and what I do. And as Bill joked, it can’t be a bad idea to have a public affirmation of how wonderful he is!

Letter to Bill: Twenty Years…and Forever

Twenty years ago today I very unexpectedly met you – the man who forever changed my life…for the better…in every way.

For my love I created this…

…while thinking of us two.

Together, side-by-side…

…with a back drop of big blue sky…

…you and I.

For twenty years you have been my rock…

…my hope and my joy…

…my love.

Dearest Bill, you’ve made my world a brighter place…a happy place.  A better place…my forever place.  Thank you for a life full of inspiration…

…thank you for all that you are.



24 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Hi Becky!
    This is so sweet and romantic and lovely!! I know Bill loved it! I feel the same way about my man! We met in 6th grade, were couple of the year in 9th grade, and dated through high school, until his family moved, and then got married 3 years after we graduated. This is our 33rd year!! Sounds like we’re two really blessed ladies!

    Happy special anniversary!
    Hugs,
    Becky

    June 21st, 2012

  2. amazing, gorgeous tribute – congratulations!

    June 21st, 2012

  3. So lovely!

    June 22nd, 2012

  4. Congratulations to you both! I wish you many many more years of happiness!

    June 22nd, 2012

  5. Erin

    Hi Becky,

    This is a beautiful and moving tribute to you and Bill. We will be married 42 years this July. You have inspired me to think deeply about the strengths that we have together in our marriage and to create something that shows my husband how much I appreciate what we have together.
    Thank you.
    Happy Anniversary

    June 22nd, 2012

  6. ann marie

    Wow — so pretty!!!! I love it — I love the wonderful meaning behind each piece. Love it!

    June 22nd, 2012

  7. Beautiful letter, beautiful canvas! We will celebrate our 40th anniversary on July 31st. I feel so lucky to have such a loving, supportive, fun partner on this amazing journey!

    June 22nd, 2012

  8. How very lovely to hear about your sweet ones also – so wonderful to know that love is everywhere.

    June 22nd, 2012

  9. Tami Roth

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and many more!!!

    June 22nd, 2012

  10. what a beautiful tribute to what sounds like a match made in heaven! ;) (I mentioned you in my Somerset Life blog post 2 posts ago. Come on over and have a looksee!)

    June 22nd, 2012

  11. Beautiful art work and beautiful sentiment. Congrats on your 20 years!

    June 22nd, 2012

  12. i, too, am blessed with with a girlfriend of close to 20 years. i strive to tell her frequently how i appreciated the changes she has made in my life. i am a better person because of her. again, i am so very blessed.

    June 22nd, 2012

  13. laura huffman

    congrats on such a beautiful relationship. so glad for you. enjoy. love your beautiful and meaningful canvas. sure Bill does too.

    June 22nd, 2012

  14. Hope Amen

    Dear Becky,
    What beautiful sentiment and symbolism to share your heart with the man who is your best friend. Here is to another 20 years!
    Hope xo

    June 22nd, 2012

  15. Jani Howe

    Thank you so much, Becky, for sharing your feelings with us. It does all of us much good to see true love at work — we have so little of it in today’s world. It makes me remember how grateful my darling and I are for our 48 years together. We celebrate every day, just as I’m sure you two do.

    June 22nd, 2012

  16. Mindy

    He is a lucky man!!! I love to see people still in love.

    June 22nd, 2012

  17. So happy for you and Bill! May you be blessed with another 20 years and always be just as happy! Congrats! I am so lucky to have found my best friend and hubby too and together now 18 years!! enjoy!

    June 23rd, 2012

  18. Linda K

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful and loving post and art dear Becky. Happy, happy anniversary-and congratulations.

    June 23rd, 2012

  19. Congrats to both of YOU! What a wonderful letter, filled with the magic and the sentiment of your union~ Beautiful and filled with grace!

    June 23rd, 2012

  20. And i, for one, am so glad you met Bill. I know he and your lovely daughter have made such a difference in your life!
    Fondly,
    Suz

    June 25th, 2012

  21. Doreen Carscadden

    Happy Anniversary Becky! Wishing you many, many more…i love that you shared this here with us! (-:

    June 25th, 2012

  22. Jani Howe

    Isn’t it true, Becky, that beginning on a new endeavor, or exploring new territory in art, feels bit like walking on very uneven ground, until you slowly, slowly, begin to get a ‘feel’ for a direction, and more knowledge of what you are exploring? I love your small piece, and the meaning in every element of it.

    June 26th, 2012

  23. Here’s to 20 more years (at least!) of happiness with Bill.
    May you two always be happy and filled with Joy.
    xo
    jeanne

    June 26th, 2012

  24. Beautiful thoughts, words and artwork for a beautiful relationship that has stood the test of time. The blessings of great companionship and love are sometimes inexpressible but you have done it so well. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

    July 4th, 2012

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