Dearest Holy Father, beloved, caro, liebchen:
Deo gratias! And thank YOU for your "fiat" to His call. Please forgive my presumptuously intimate affection for you, but you have been so close to my heart since I entered the Church in 1999. I have read many of your works, and came to know your profound faith, charity, sweet humility and pure genius that much of the world will surely discover for itself in the coming years. I often referred to you teasingly amongst my friends as "my boyfriend" (a practice which I must now cease, as it would be rather unseemly!). Please know you have my unceasing prayers for your own joy, strength, consolation, wisdom and fortitude every single day of your pontificate. With much love, gratitude and obedience, I remain, your faithful sheep "Robin."