Darling Husband and I dated for two years, broke up for four and a half, and started dating again while I was living all the way in Japan. We didn’t even get to hug each other until several months into our relationship, so Skype was everything to us.
For my birthday that year, about a month after we had decided we wanted to try a relationship again, he sent me a present. In addition to several other small gifts, got a Build-A-Bear teddy bear he had made, and a letter came with it:
My Darling GreenEyedMoon,
Happy birthday and merry Christmas! I’m sorry your birthday present is so late, but at least this way your Christmas present(s) are early, so I’m going to use that to justify it. =) Plus I think I did a pretty good job on your present, so hopefully you’ll let me off the hook.
In any case, this present requires some explanation. See, this is no ordinary teddy bear. It is a magical lovey bear! His power is to bend the space-time so that whenever you hold him, you are really holding me, and when you cuddle with him, you are cuddling with me. No matter where you go, as long as he is with you, I am too. All you have to do to activate his power is think of me, and I will be there, albeit in fuzzy teddy bear form.
I miss you so much, my wonderful, beautiful girl. I can’t stop thinking about finally being able to hold you in my arms, take in your scent, and taste your kiss. I will be there with you in a few short months, and it will be absolutely perfect. For now, though, give your bear a big hug so I can be with you, even if only for a moment.
Soon we will be together again. I will be your Mr. Moon, you will be my GreenEyedMoon, and all will be right in the world. Until then, you will not leave my thoughts for a moment. You are all I want. You are all I can think of. You are my lovely.
P.S. Yes, I was just trying to see how many Texas-themed things I could fit into one box.
P.P.S. We just said it today, so I am adding it here: I LOVE YOU!
I cried and cried and cried, and I slept with that bear every single night until I went back to the US eight months later. It’s gone with me on all my business trips since, too.