I love you because.
because you are adventurous like me. because you catch my tears before they fall from my face. because your smile makes everything seem like it’s not so bad. because you buy me pom pom socks just to see my eyes light up. because you let out long sighs when i scratch your head. rub your back. barely rub my thumb against your side back and forth. because you seek out ways to help me when you know I’m to proud to ask. because your hugs take me away from everything else in the world. because your kisses make my eyes water in the good way. because your hands always go to the right places. because you’re always thinking what I’m thinking too. because you love to cuddle as much as you love to hook up. because you make me feel like the most brilliant person on earth each time I cook. sew. write. plan. create. because you see my faults and love me still. because you let me see yours so i can love you still. because you call me your pretty girl. because you have the best style ever. because you sneak glances at me across a room. when we’re kissing. when im asleep. when we’re watching tv. when your telling a story. because your laugh makes me laugh. because you love kids just as much as me. because you are a dog person. because you don’t get grossed out by my missing toenail. because you let me pick my nose. because you laugh when I burp or fart. because you take me for treats. because you tell me I’m beautiful. because you dance with me in the kitchen to no music.
because you are you.
thanks for being the man i always knew you were. the brave and fearless leader and protector i need. the strong and secure decision maker i cant sway easily. thank you for valuing me enough to take a stand and not falter. for crawling back out of bed last night and doing what you knew to be right. what we know to be best. thank you for seeing me as something that is worth it enough to wait for and yet desirable enough for it to be a struggle. thank you for not giving up or giving in. i love you. i love you with every ounce of being that i am.
you are the only person I have ever kissed under the mistletoe… let’s keep it that way :)
you want to know what i was thinking about that night? i was thinking about how i knew you were watching me. how i knew you were proud of me. how i knew you were there with me to take it all in and embrace the wonderfulness of it all. i was thinking about how later we might lay in bed and have sweet kisses and pillow talk about the people we saw there and the little things that went wrong and the funny things that happened. i was thinking about how badly i wanted to run up to you and wrap my arms around your neck and cry tears of joy and kiss your cheek and say we did it!! and how later on in life we could look back on that night and remember my first show and how happy we were. how sweet you were. how INCREDIBLE you looked. and how proud i was to have you there and know that you were mine. none of it matters without you. don’t you see that? none of it matters unless i have you to bask in the greatness of it with. unless i have you to help me through the hard parts. unless i have you to be there to celebrate and remember it with. without you it all is just silly. just a silly girl making silly clothes for a world who doesn’t care as much. but with you..i am a creative genius. i am a girl who is loved deeply. i am a savvy business woman. i am everything i ever wanted to be. and i am perfect in your eyes. which is all i have ever really wanted anyway.
I want to be yours and yours alone. i want to have adorable little babies with you and take them to the park on your lunch breaks and read them stories together in bed and wrestle when they wake us up early on the weekends and cook pancakes for dinner and take walks in the fall….and do everything possible in life…with you.