To the only boy who could tame me.

Today me and Dustin are celebrating 4 years of being married and 5 years of being in love. I came in to my office this morning to find a huge, amazing bouquet of sunflowers, a CD he made for me, and a card that he made with “The Little Prince” on it. ( when I met Dustin in England we read The Little Prince to each other every night before we went to bed) I have the best husband ever. I don’t deserve all the love he gives me.

For Dustin:

The Fox and the Little Prince

it was then that the fox appeared.
"good morning" said the fox.

"good morning"
the little prince responded politely
altho when he turned around he saw nothing.

"I am right here" the voice said, "under the apple

"who are you?" asked the little prince, and added,

"You are very pretty to look at."

"I am a fox", the fox said.

"Come and play with me,"
proposed the little prince, "I am so unhappy."

"I cannot play with you," the fox said,
"I am not tamed."

"AH please excuse me,"said the little prince.
But after some thought, he added:
"what does that mean---'tame'?"

"you do not live here," said the fox,
"what is it you are looking for?"

"I am looking for men," said the little prince.
"What does that mean---tame?"

"Men,"said the fox,
"they have guns, and they hunt.
It is very disturbing.
They also raise chickens.
These are their only interests.
Are you looking for chickens?"

"No," said the little prince.
"I am looking for friends.
What does that mean---tame?"

"It is an act too often neglected,"
said the fox.
"It means to establish ties."

"To establish ties?"

"Just that," said the fox.
"to me, you are still nothing more than
a little boy who is just like
a hundred thousand other little boys.
And I have no need of you.
And you, on your part, have no need of me.
To you I am nothing more
than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes.
But if you tame me, then we shall need each other.
To me, you will be unique in all the world.
To you, I shall be unique in all the world. . ."

"I am beginning to understand,"
said the little prince.

"My life is very monotonous," he said.
"I hunt chickens; men hunt me.
All chickens are just alike,
and all the men are just alike.
And in consequence, I am a little bored.
But if you tame me,
it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life.
I shall know the sound of a step that will be
different from all the others.
Other steps send me hurrying back
underneath the ground.
Yours will call me, like music out of my burrow.
And then look:
you see the grain-fields down yonder?
I do not eat bread.
Wheat is of no use to me.
The wheat fields have nothing to say to me.
And that is sad.
But you have hair that is the color of gold.
Think how wonderful that will be
when you have tamed me!
The grain, which is also golden,
will bring me back the thought of you.
And I shall love to listen
to the wind in the wheat. . ."

Here’s to 5 years of love and the hundreds more to come.



Filed under love and marriage.

7 responses to “To the only boy who could tame me.

  1. did you guys get married on the same day you started dating?

  2. thatgirlkate

    no, not to the day, but pretty close.

  3. Mary Hendrickson

    Yeah! I’m so happy for you guys! 🙂 I hope you two have such a wonderfuly romantic weekend together- oh wait, aren’t you doing a junior high youth retreat… Even better! 🙂 We’re leavin for Sunset Beach Friday am. If I don’t talk to you before then, I love you guys! See you in a couple weeks!

  4. You two are just so adorable!

  5. wkvancil

    Happy love day to you both! Best in 2008 and all the years to come!

  6. Dustin

    Aw, shucks. I’m not that great, am I?

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