My darling (Girl Name)
I suppose I am the happiest man alive today. This morning’s post brought me the wonderful news that your people approve of our engagement. Did you know that both of them wrote me most charming letters? I didn’t realize how they guessed, as apparently they had, that something was in the wind. I thought we had been so dark about it. Either they must be a most observant couple, or else we must have over-rated our powers of concealment.
Now I feel I want everyone the whole world over to know. Bless you a thousand times, my love, for bringing all this happiness to me. How simply glorious it is going to be these next few months, thinking together, talking together, planning together, working together for the future?
I am seeing your father on _______________________ at lunch and I shall see you— if I can wait so long—on ___________________. It seems years ahead, my pet. I don’t know what is wrong with my watch you know. The hours I wait before seeing you seem to drag by, but the hours I spend with you simply flash by. I hope your watch suffers from the same complaint.
Please excuse the uneven writing. I am dashing off this note on my way to town in the train, as I want you to receive it today. The jolting train may be wholly responsible for the unsteadiness in the writing. Who could keep his hand steady when every throb of the engine took him nearer to happiness?
I must stop, but not before I have told you once again that with all my heart, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Yours ever and always