The Measure of Your Beauty: A Valentine’s Day Love Letter to My Wife

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but if every single one had to happen to make sure I was right here, right now, to meet you, then I forgive myself for them all.” ~ K. Towne Jr.

I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. Not because I don’t have anyone to spend it with, but because I have always felt that we should tell the one we love the most just how much we love them every chance we get. I try to do that every day but sometimes the words can feel repetitive, rehearsed, scripted.

Though I always make a point to tell my wife how beautiful she is in my eyes, I know that she has the same insecurities that many women have. What she and those other women don’t realize is that to the men and women who truly love them, those things that lead to their insecurity or low self image are what add to their beauty. So, as we go into the holiday of love, this is my love letter to the woman who gives so much of herself and never asks for anything in return.


Your curves and lines, they draw me in.

The curve of your mouth when you smile, the one that can light up the darkest room.
The curve of your brow, the one that gives away your every emotion.
The curve of your shoulders, the ones that carry the load of our family.
The curve of your fingers, the ones that fit so perfectly within mine.
You are so much more than your womanly curves. So much more than the figure that only I see.

The lines that you cover and curse, the lines that you only show to me, they are the scars of your greatest gift and sacrifice.
The lines around your eyes and mouth, they aren’t a sign of age, they are a sign of life. They tell the story of a life full of laughter and love.

Your beauty to me is not measured by numbers. Not the numbers on the scale nor the tags on your clothes.
Your beauty is in your love, compassion, empathy, ambition, and humility.
Your beauty is in the way you make each person feel as if they are the most important person in every moment you give them.
Your beauty is in all that you give to others, and that you refuse to take anything for granted.

We only get this one life and I am thankful for every day that I get to spend it with you. Thankful that I get to call you mine. Thankful that you continue to push me to…

…Be Good. Do Good.

With Love,



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