Emails from Jeff throughout our years of togetherness.  I have hundreds more of these… hundreds. AND he writes me songs too.  That’s another reason.  🙂

Sent:  Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Subject:  I just have to say…

… that you’re my best friend.

I love you and am so blessed to spend my life with you.  Thank you for everything.
Sent:  Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Subject:  I
I, eye, aye, I.

Sent:  Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Subject:  Love

Love, adore, desire, want, admire,
dream of, te quiero, je t’ame, amore, love.

Sent:  Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Subject:  You

You, U, ewe, yew, Ashley, my wife, my lover, my best friend, my dream come true, my fair one, my beloved, You.

I love you and can’t wait for you to come home tonight.
Sent:  Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Subject:  I want to see you…
Sent:  Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Subject:  With respect…
Most Admirable and Worthy Woman of God,

Would you entreat me the pleasure of accompanying me in the viewing of a fine film this wonder-filled eve of the Fifth day in the glorious month of December in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Six?  I eagerly desire to sit betwixt thee and a bin full to the throes of popped corn kernels.  Might I have your hand in this occasion, my lady, if Providence does so permit?

Your Suitor,
Jeffery Keith Goins, the Second, Esquire
Sent:  Wednesday, July 19, 2006
May my arms fall off before they tire of embracing you.

cheesy, but true.  that’s me.

Sent:  Friday, June 2, 2006
Subject:  I know you’re busy, so…
I just want you to know that I think you’re amazing and want today for you to be fabulous.

Oh, and I want you to know that I am yours.  Yeah, you can smile about that.  It’s okay.  It’s true.  And I’m so glad it is.


Sent:  Friday, June 2, 2006
Subject:  Yes!  You got it!

My day will be better just knowing you’re smiling…
Sent:  Tuesday, January 10, 2006
… have a great day.  I’ll be thinking of your face and all the wonderful expressions and shapes it makes.  I’m glad I stared at it for so long while we were together.  I don’t even need a photograph to recall your face.
Sent:  Tuesday, December 20, 2005
… as for the hugs, get a tally count, and i intend to buy myself out of debt.

Sent:  Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Actually, you’re right on.  I’m glad I found you.

This is me being serious…

Sent:  Monday, October 3, 2005
… I love praying for you and thinking about you.  i love the focus you provide in my life.  i delight in dreaming of the future.  i revel in the present story we share.  thank you for your beauty which pervades your entire being and hits my very heart…