Ah, it’s February! The month of love. All throughout February we’ll have Valentine’s Day love letters!
Today I’m thrilled to feature Mad About Ewe and Susannah Nix! Have you read Dawn and Mike’s heartfelt romance in the Knitting in the City World? Well, I have a love letter (swoon) from Mike to Dawn.
Check it out!
My dearest Dawn,
I’ve never written a Valentine before. Truth is, I never used to like Valentine’s Day. I used to complain that it was a pointless commercial holiday foisted on us by the candy industry. When the real problem was it always felt like too much pressure, like yet another arbitrary test I had to pass. I worried whatever I did would be a disappointment, and it’d be another way I didn’t measure up.
But that was before you came back into my life.
The weirdest thing happened a few weeks ago when I was walking through the grocery store. I saw a Valentine’s Day display, and instead of feeling the usual sense of pressure and dread, I was filled with this weird excitement. I couldn’t wait to celebrate our first Valentine’s Day together. It was all I could do not to buy you all the candy in the display, even those chalky conversation hearts that I know you hate.
That’s what you do to me. You make me eager to do things I never thought I’d be able to enjoy. Like knitting, and watching cooking shows, and finishing my degree. I think I’d be happy to do just about anything as long as you’re with me.
When I was kid, my mom was fond of saying, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” Well, if it was you asking me to jump off a bridge, Dawn, you better believe I would. I’d jump off that bridge in a heartbeat because I’d know you had a damn good reason for asking, and that’s good enough for me.
I don’t just trust you with my life, sweetheart. I trust you with my happiness. You’ve made my whole world better and brighter. If I hadn’t wandered into your yarn shop and run into you again, I’d still be that lonely sad sack living in a miserable apartment and working at a job I hated. Even worse than that, I wouldn’t know what it felt like to be loved by you. I can’t think of anything worse than that.
So anyway, Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you, Dawn. More than I can say with words. But I’m hoping your present will go a ways toward expressing how I feel about you. Because for sure I never thought I’d ever want to get married again. And yet here I am, giving you a ring and praying you’ll agree to be my wife.
What do you say, gorgeous? Want to jump off a bridge with me?
Yours forever (no matter what your answer is),
Read Mad About Ewe by Susannah Nix in KU!