Women are many things, but two stand out.
They are our Mothers
The woman we fell in love with as a baby;
The woman who picked us up when we fell;
The woman who wiped our tears when we were hurt;
The woman who gave us that hug that made us feel better any band-aid ever could;
The woman who talked us through that time, our first crush broke our heart.
They are Our Best Friends, Our Partners, and Our Lovers
The woman who inspired us to reach for greater heights;
The woman who with their first kiss captured our heart;
The woman who held our hand and told us it would be alright in times of doubt;
The woman who stood beside and believed in us when no one else would;
The woman who makes our house our home
Women are our rock from birth till death.
Thank goodness for Women
Another morning, another commute, and there she was again the same seat, same smile, she was gorgeous, and it took everything you had not to stare. But this morning, she looked up from her phone directly at you, and as your eyes met for the first time, she smiled.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
It was the end of the night, and you knew you were falling for her, but past relationships had you tongue-tied, unable to say those three little words. She looked at you, and as your eyes met, she said: “Promise me this will never end, promise me you will never leave.”
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
You looked as she cradled the newborn baby in her arms, your emotions overflowing. She looked at you, and as your eyes met, eyes overflowing with tears, she said: “it’s our son. Our beautiful son.”
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
The years passed, and you were going through a rough spot. The arguments were more frequent; the silence at the dinner table was deafening; the woman you had held in your arms almost every night now slept with her back to you. She looked at you, and as your eyes met, eyes devoid of the emotion that was once so strong, and she said: “What are we doing and where are we going.”
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
You weathered the storm and rediscovered your love for each other. It seemed that now, after all these years, after raising two beautiful children, after all you had been through together, your love for each other was stronger than ever. But sadness filled the air as she had fallen ill, and your time together was now limited. You held her hand as she lay there, and she looked at you, and as your eyes met, eyes filled with sorrow, she said: “Don’t be sad. I lived a beautiful life, and it all started on a morning commute when I happen to look up and see my future staring back at me. I love you.”
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
The house is empty now; her memory is all you have. You look at a picture of the two of you holding each other and smiling, and as your eyes met, you say I love you.
There’s a chill in the air tonight, but it’s warm in my bed because you’re here with me; the look in your eyes warming me like a summer night as we cuddle, talk and laugh. There has never been anyone like you before, and I hope I never have to wonder again will I find anyone like you. The others all had their qualities, but none compare to you. Each kiss we share, each time you smile, only confirms that my heart belongs to you. I don’t know everything, but this I know is true.
Patti Austin and James Ingram once asked in song:
How do you keep the music playing?
How do you make it last?
How do you keep the song from fading Too fast?
How do you lose yourself to someone And never lose your way?
How do you not run out of new things To say?
And since you know we’re always changing How can it be the same?
I may have lost myself to you but in doing so I found my way.
I’ll never run out of new things to say because your intelligence and beauty inspire me.
I may always be changing but my love for you is as strong as the day we shared our very first kiss.
After all this time we are still lovers, still best friends, and our love for each other grow stronger every day
Because of this I have no worries, no concerns that our music will ever end.
Any two people can fall in love but only those who share a true love will fight for that love when things get rocky. Like all relationships ours has gone through its up and downs and let’s be honest we had our shares of downs lately. But true love is defined by how you handle the down times. Are we willing to work through our problems, listen to each other’s, accept responsibility for our part in what has gone wrong and make the changes required to strengthen our relationship?
So many couples refuse to fight to keep their love, fortunately that’s not the case with us. We value the good times we share with each other and don’t want to lose them. So we fight, we fight for our love and with that said I want you to know that I take full responsibility for lately:
Not hearing your voice
Not being responsive to your needs
Not understanding your concerns
But trust me when I say it’s not because of faded feelings, or desire for you. It’s not because I don’t value you. The truth is I love and value you and the thought of us now more than I ever have. The flame in my heart for you burns as bright as it ever has.
Each day I remember:
The connection I felt the very first moment I kissed you.
How seeing you for the first time took my breath taken away.
How your dazzling smile instantly captivated me, and your mesmerizing eyes drew me in.
I never want to stop being:
Able to smile, laugh out loud and talk to the most intelligent, insightful and unique woman I have ever met.
Able to go to sleep knowing when I wake you will be right there next to me.
You are the most remarkable woman I have ever known, you stir my passion like no other ever has or ever could.
My best friend.
You hold the key to my heart and there is nothing I would not do to make our lives together as fulfilling as possible. Because my love for you is true.
It’s been a long road and along the way I have had many experiences that have shaped the very essence of who I am. But it wasn’t until you walked into my life that I could truly say for the first time I saw clearly what my life was meant for. Today I stand here with you ready to walk a new path in my life. As with any path there will be unknowns and obstacles ahead. But knowing you will be walking the path with me I have no fear, because I have no doubt our love build on trust and mutual respect will carry us through any obstacle we may face.
I promise you that you will always be:
My partner who I walk beside the rest of your life.
My best friend who I will not only listen to but hear
My soulmate who my heart will always beat in unison with.
I say to the world that when I:
Hold your hand.
Hear your voice,
See your smile,
Look into your eyes,
I know a love that I did not think was possible.
It is true that when we are apart I count the minutes until I see you again, until I can hold you in my arms again. Why? Because you and only you:
Bring me happiness
Have awaken my soul
Have given me strength
Are my partner
Are my best friend
Are my soul mate
Are my everything
I love you
I love you.
We must have said those three little words to each other a thousand times and I won’t speak for you but those words when spoken by you to me are so powerful they awaken my deepest emotions.
I’ve often wondered how is it that the sound of three little words can bring me so much happiness? Then it hit me, it’s when I hear you say them I know you mean it.
When I look back at past relationships I realize that when others said I love you they really didn’t mean it? When they said those words, it was the sound of their voice, nothing more nothing less. It was just a sound, a vibration that broadcast itself as a mechanical wave of pressure and displacement through air. Now that’s not romantic and it’s certainly not something I should have given my heart away to.
But with you I love you is not just the utterance of words it’s your actions that bring those words to life. Like when we trade smiles across a room. When you instinctively grab for my hand in a crowd. That look in your eye when you wake up beside me each morning; Small unconscious actions that likely go unnoticed to everyone else but me. Actions that say I love you without any words, no sound passing through the air. I hope my actions say the same to you because there is no doubt in my heart that I love you
Michael Jackson famously asked in one of his songs do you remember? I wonder do you remember the night we first met? It was the end of the year office party and it was crowded as usual. Everyone looked forward to the year-end party, it was the perfect excuse to let off a little steam after another year of 12-hour workdays and never-ending deadlines. Plus, the year-end party was when the company usually announced what our bonuses were going to be and this being a good year financially all our spirits were high with anticipation that our bonuses would be as well. All around the room the usual party small talk, office gossip, laughing and smiling was going on and in a corner with several others there you were.
I knew who you were, I had seen you around, but I didn’t know you. I had been taken with your beauty for a while now. But it wasn’t just your beauty that drew me to you, your reputation as being one of the brightest of the bright and a fighter who was unafraid to think big and push the company to do the same was sexy as hell to me. What was a little confusing tough was just how modest you appeared to be. I mean let’s be real beautiful people know they’re beautiful. smart people know they’re smart and you’re both, but it really did seem like didn’t know it
You couldn’t have been more than twenty feet away from me, but it may as well have been twenty miles. I’ll admit it, despite appearing to be modest you kind of intimidated me. Then you looked across the room right at me and I could swear you smiled, not a huge smile just a quick little one as if you meant only for me to notice it. As the night went on I couldn’t get that little smile out of my head. I looked around the room and found you, surprising all alone, here’s my chance I thought. I summoned all my courage and headed over to introduce myself to you. Be cool, be confident, be self-assured I said to myself. I’m no slouch I’m a pretty good catch myself, you couldn’t just brush me off. Could you? So, it was with an air of confidence that I approached you, but let’s be real that was just on the outside on the inside I was shaking like a child on their first day of preschool after saying goodbye to their mother. The walk over to you seemed to take forever but as I got near you suddenly turned in my direction and there it was again, the little smile from earlier that evening. Before I could say a word, you said hello and our eyes met. That first look into your eyes settled my nerves, it was like I had known you all my life.
We spend the rest of the evening talking and laughing and every so often you would look directly in my eyes and flash that little smile and I knew for sure now that little smile was meant only for me. My whole life I had been looking for someone like you, someone who I would know immediately was my soulmate and that evening I found that person in you.
They say life is a series of random happenstances if you take one step to the left instead of the right you could set off a series of events that change the course of your life. But when it comes to you I suspect there was more than happenstance at play. With you I believe it was destiny.
Because it was on the day that I met you I turned left when I always turned right and there you were. I knew immediately that everything up until that moment was preparing me for you. Every step I had ever taken was leading me to you. I had unknowingly been walking a path toward you my whole life.
No one ever has and no one ever will make me feel the way you did when you first:
Smiled at me
Made me laugh
Held my hand
Said I love you
As crazy as it sounds I know that when I turned left when I always turned right it wasn’t happenstance it was destiny.