One of Patrick's letters
My very dearest Dedeth-
As you can see by the dates on these two letters I have pondered a great deal before deciding to send it to you. I have weighed my feelings, want I want from life and in a woman to share it with me. Because you are so loving and
honest with me I want to be extremely careful not to say or so something that might be unfair or hurt you in any way. But, the feelings I have for you are very strong and I hope with all my heart they are right. So, I am going to send the other letter I wrote a few days ago and trust what is in my
heart...and what I believe is in your heart. I think that I would be very happy with you as my wife.We would not have a great deal of material things
to begin with but with both of us working...and working together I’m confident we would be comfortable as far as the necessities of life are concerned. Most important I think we could be very happy with each other sharing love,caring and respect. You seem so very sure that you want to be my wife and that I can give you the happiness and love that you are seeking. If you are absolutely sure at this time then I am asking you to marry me...to be my only love...to share my life, my mind, my soul and my both as one. I will wait your answer and our feelings and know you will be totally and completely honest with me because I know that is the only way you can be because there is such goodness in your heart. So, at this point, there is little more for me to do or say except I love you and wish you were here with me at this very moment so I could hold you, kiss you and make love to you so gently and sweetly.
All my love,