Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dear John

It has been requested that I repost a post I
made when I first began blogging.
Since Valentine's day is right around the corner,
I thought this would be the perfect time
to repeat this post.






An Open Confession...


Dear John: I just came back from our time together. Once again, I feel lighter than I did before I saw you. I want you to know how important you are in my life. It's been nine, incredible years that we have been together, yet no one knows what you mean to me. I doubt that you could have any idea of your importance in my life. You have been through some pretty rough spots with me. Many ups and downs, highs and lows. You never judge me. You never care if I'm wearing make-up or what I'm wearing. You listen to me with unwavering patience and concern for my well being. Do you realize that you are the only one in this whole world that knows my deepest and darkest secrets? I never have to worry about you telling anyone either. I am very grateful. This is my favorite time of the year with you. You always bring me lilacs. You understand how intoxicating they are to me and that they do not compare to the most expensive perfume in the world. We let the warmth of the sun envelope us as we travel across the grass. No one ever hears us and it is rare that anyone ever sees us. It's amazing that we have kept this secret for all these years. I miss the little time we can be together in the colder months. I hate that travel is so tremendous then. I often wish you could cuddle up with me at night but we both know how scandalous that would be. Luckily, my dog will occasionally snuggle up in the crook of my back as I pull the wool blanket to my chin and I can fall asleep with thoughts of you. I don't ever want to think of moving yet I know I will have to one day. Leaving this home won't be the difficult part, it will be leaving you. Once I leave, I know I will never be back with you. I can't even bare the thought of not having you with me. I fear I'd die of loneliness. It's time I tell you the truth. I think I love you Dear John Deere. You're the best therapist...errr...I mean tractor a girl could ever have. Love, Jill
 

31 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Oh Jill. You really got me. This is so beautiful and then a tractor. I mean really?????? LOL.
Great post.
TFS

Gloria Hood said...

LOL Got me too!'Gloria

Lynne said...

Jill,
I absolutely, positively, wholeheartedly love this. I need to tell you that I truly have experienced the same relationship with John. The only difference, I have been with him for thirteen years. I thought last year I would lose him. He was in the hospital for a long time. He had a heart transplant and seems as good as new, (almost.) John is resting comfortably right now and looking forward to soon be back in full strength. Please don't think "your John is my John.". I would not do that too you. I am happy you shared this with me for now when I am with my John I will think of your John with you.

All the best . . .
Love, Lynne

Melodie said...

Love it!

Madi and Mom said...

MOL and Dear John has a very good sense of color...green and yellow!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This is so excellent! I'm thrilled you reposted it - I don't recall reading it the first time around!

Judy said...

This is a good one, you had me...LOL!

EG Wow said...

Bwa hahaha! You are so funny!

Sharon said...

I felt that way about a car I once had...... :-)

Furry Bottoms said...

I'm howling with laughter here. It was supposed to be a typical Dear John letter!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am thrilled you have a green and gold tractor! My favorite colors from WI
This is adorable as can be.
Thanks for sharing with us

Paula said...

So glad you re-posted. Good entry! Our John Deere is sickly now but we still love him.

Eva Ason said...

Hi Jill, that was really good ^_^ you nearly got me there for a while. Have a lovely day!
Eva

Dianna said...

You had me going there... Glad I didn't read ahead to spoil the ending!

Ellie said...

Oh that was very good - you definately had me going there. Very well written.

Chatty Crone said...

You had me going - I didn't read this the first go round. sandie

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Hee hee. I read this yesterday, but just now getting caught up. So cute. :)

poppilinnstudios said...

Hahaha! Very funny! Thanks for stopping by-I am following also. Have a great weekend.
-Lynn

Donna said...

Hahahaaaa....loved this!!!
Happy weekend!
hughugs

Rohrerbot said...

That was great:) I was wondering how it was going to end:) Love your owl shots on the opener. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! I love owls!! Great shots. Have a good weekend. Chris

Jennifer said...

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Thanks!!

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I'm tellin ya! John Deere's are great! Great post! : )..

Donna said...

You are such a clever writer, dear Jill! I thought there was someone in your life I had never heard of.

I wish you and John a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Blessings,
Donna

Dar said...

Fantastic! and can I ever relate!
Thanks for sharing this as I missed it the first time.
BlessYourHonestToGoodnessHeart

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

I love this! I had a therapy session with my John Deere today while I put out hay for the cows! I grew up driving a JD and spent lots of alone time with him. ♥ green and yellow!

Kathy said...

Oh Jill, I was almost in tears, from the love that was flowing from this letter. Then I got to the end and I about fell of my chair laughing!!! Girl you are to much!!!:) I am going to have to share this with my brother, he feels the same way about Harly Davidson! lol

Tammy said...

Oh, boy, you really had me. I was wondering who John was as I read along. It didn't seem like he was your husband. It was all so beautiful and touching...then came the big reveal...haha...you are so funny :)

Saun said...

Well, you got me too. I was feeling the tears a coming, and then bam I was laughing thanks for the giggle :)
You should send this to John Deere I'm sure they would get a kick out of it.

Marie said...

Love comes in many forms...:)

Susan said...

Ah love, it's so odd isn't it? Haha, so funny!