Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth,
It’s been an hour since we parted at the train station and I already feel the need to write. A mere text or phone call could not do justice to my feelings for you, only a letter written in my own hand could do that. And so once I got my luggage situated and made small talk with the woman in the seat beside me I pulled out my notebook and began.

I don’t know what the future holds for us. I have four years to fulfill at the University. Everything I do is for my future, a future I hope that you will be in. But life is so uncertain and we are so young I needed to make decisions accordingly. I pray that I have been wise in deciding that we should be apart.

My whole body aches as I write these words and I am not sure I will be able to concentrate on my studies while wondering. I am not asking for assurances from you. I make no commitments and I do not want you to make any either.

I know we have talked about this many times but I wanted you to have it in writing. I think you are the most beautiful girl in the world. Your smile makes my heart burst with joy each time I see it. Our time together is when I am happiest
It pains me to think of you with other fellas but I know it will happen. I can’t expect to set a beautiful angel like you free and the world not to notice.

These next few years I feel that my studies will need my full concentration if I am going to make it to the top of the class. I have set some lofty goals for myself.

I know that we both will change in the next four years but I want you to know, no matter who we end up with. You will always be my first true love.

Love,
Ryan

Dear Elizabeth(w)

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