Monday Morning Boost: 35 Years Creating A Love That Is Forever & Always

Monday Morning Boost: 35 Years Creating A Love That Is Forever & Always

Elisa and I find little ways to celebrate our anniversary during the entire month of February. One of those ways, at least for 5 years now, is a daily note I write, sharing a little bit of what makes our love the kind of love that is “Forever & Always.”

While the majority of these little notes are just for Elisa, I share today (with her permission) the one I wrote for her on Saturday, February 17th, the actual day of our 35th anniversary.


I have been immersed in reflection on the incredible journey we have shared together. While elements of life have made our journey extremely challenging, we have been blessed to have many more beautiful and spectacular moments that have immersed our love in joy, shaping our love and deepening our bond. As we celebrate the milestone of 35 years, I share 35 reasons why our love is Forever & Always.

  1. Years of Love – Through 35 years of good, hard, beautiful, and not-so-beautiful times, our love has remained steadfast, making every year a good year.
  2. Journey Together – Walking the journey of love with you makes the challenges easier to bear and the triumphs sweeter to celebrate.
  3. Light in Darkness – Your love and hope shine brightly, illuminating even the darkest corners of my mind and heart.
  4. Focused Together – On Sundays, and every day between, your patient love helps me stay focused on what truly matters, especially our spiritual journey together.
  5. The Dash of Life – In the moments between moments, where life truly exists, our love thrives and creates the fabric of our shared existence.

    I never saw Elisa in high school because I graduated the year before she started. But there’s no question she was also a cutie then! A big part of high school for her was being the yearbook editor. It was fun to see her sporting her Letterman Sweater!
  6. Temple Covenants – The sacred covenants we’ve made together in the temple bind our hearts forever, bringing healing and eternal unity.
  7. Absence & Fondness – Distance may separate us at times, but it only serves to deepen my appreciation and fondness for you.
  8. Nights Alone – Even in the loneliest nights, your love surrounds me, reminding me that we are always together in heart and spirit.
  9. Expressing Love Daily – Every day, in every way, we express our love for each other, whether through physical intimacy or heartfelt gestures.
  10. Hope & Healing – Even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, our love remains a beacon of hope, healing our hearts and uniting us ever more deeply.

    Our official engagement photo. Isn’t she beautiful! And check out that ‘stash!
  11. Friendship – Our friendship is the foundation of our love, allowing us to enjoy each other’s company, support, and companionship through all of life’s adventures.
  12. Making Each Other Better – Your unwavering belief in me has helped me see my own worth more clearly, making me strive to be a better person every day.
  13. Strength of Love – Our love has weathered every storm and triumphed over every challenge, growing stronger with each passing year.
  14. Valentine’s Reflection – Reflecting on our journey together fills me with deep gratitude for the love, laughter, and support you’ve brought into my life.
  15. Romance, Passion, Love – Our love encompasses the full spectrum of romance, passion, and enduring commitment, binding us together in an unbreakable bond.
    February 17, 1989, was a beautiful winter day for our wedding in the Manti Utah Temple! Our wedding was the only time I wore a white tuxedo… Maybe it’s time to bring it back!


  16. Adventures Together – From impromptu road trips to quiet nights at home, every moment spent with you is an adventure filled with love and joy.
  17. First Night Memories – Even on the coldest, stormiest nights, your love has always been my shelter, keeping me warm and safe.
  18. Shared Dreams – Dreaming together, we’ve built a future filled with love, laughter, and endless possibilities.
  19. Laughter & Joy – Your laughter is music to my ears, bringing joy and lightness to even the darkest of days.
  20. Support & Encouragement – Your unwavering support and encouragement have been my anchor in times of uncertainty, guiding me through life’s challenges with strength and grace.
    We had so much fun doing this photoshoot up Logan Canyon at Third Dam. Grateful for the incredible talent of Julie & Nathan Argyle with Convincing Image Photography for capturing the adoring look of love in her eyes!


  21. Understanding & Empathy – You understand me like no one else ever could, offering empathy and compassion when I need it most.
  22. Random Acts of Kindness – Your thoughtfulness and kindness never cease to amaze me, making even the simplest moments feel special and cherished.
  23. Growth & Evolution – Together, we’ve grown and evolved, individually and as a couple, continually striving to become the best versions of ourselves.
  24. Shared Interests – Our shared interests and passions bring us closer together, deepening our connection and enriching our lives in countless ways.
  25. Comfort in Silence – In your presence, even silence is comforting, as our love speaks volumes without a single word.
    The dipping of the evening sun created a beautiful haze of light capturing the love I feel for this beautiful woman whom I am blessed to call my angel, my lover, my best friend, and my wife for 35 years! Thanks again to Julie and Nathan Argyle of Convincing Image Photography!


  26. Resilience – Through life’s trials and tribulations, our love has remained resilient, bouncing back stronger and more resilient with each challenge we face.
  27. Dreaming & Creating Together – Dreaming together, we’ve created a vision for our future filled with love, joy, and endless possibilities.
  28. Forgiveness & Grace – Your capacity for forgiveness and grace inspires me to be a better person, reminding me of the power of love to heal and transform.
  29. Family Bond – Our love has created a strong bond within our family, providing a foundation of love and support for generations to come.
  30. Adventure & Exploration – Together, we’ve embarked on countless adventures and explored new horizons, making memories that will last a lifetime.
    The glow of love that was beautifully there on our wedding day at the Manti Temple was captured again the day our daughter Rebecca married her incredible hubby Taylor Call in the Manti Temple.


  31. Shared Values – Our shared values and beliefs unite us, guiding us on our journey of love and strengthening our bond.
  32. Appreciation of Beauty – Your appreciation of beauty in all its forms enriches my life, helping me see the world through new eyes and find joy in the little things.
  33. Intimacy & Connection – Our physical intimacy is a manifestation of the deep emotional connection we share, binding us together in mind, body, and soul.
  34. Peace in the Chaos – In the midst of life’s chaos, your love brings me serenity, grounding me and reminding me of what truly matters.
  35. Eternal Love – Our love transcends time and space, spanning the depths of eternity and binding our hearts together in a love that is truly forever and always.

I am grateful we have ahead of us many years and then an eternity of beautiful moments to create the kind of love that is…

Forever & Always.


Have a great Monday! Thanks for letting me share.

I Love You!

Les Patterson

p.s. Take 13 minutes today to ponder on the love in your life that is Forever & Always.



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