Dear The Great State of Texas,
Please love me as much as I love you (don't be like New York). You've got a lot of stuff you still need to work on, but hey, so do I. No one is perfect, but to me, you're pretty darn close to it. I'd like to stay and be useful to you and make you happy and love you forever, if you'll let me. So, please let me.
Tina (aka 'hon...' aka 'darl...')