We walked down the street hand in hand, laughing, oblivious to the raindrops that danced around us. We were in that place we so often go where no one and nothing mattered except being in the moment with each other. When you think about where each of us was just a couple of years ago, that seemed impossible. Hurt, guarded, afraid of love. But then you came along, and I can not lie the moment I saw you, I knew for me you were going to change all that. But I wondered could you feel the way I did. Were you ready to love again? Slowly you opened the door a little and gradually let me get close to you, but you were still guarded, keeping me in the dark about your true feeling. Even when I thought I was breaking through, you would find a reason to withdraw. Family and friends would say we could never work that you would never open your heart to another man again after what the last one put you through. But I couldn’t walk away. My heart was already committed, and even though you tried to keep it a secret, I knew deep down you felt the same way. I wasn’t going to rush you; I loved you, and I was willing to wait, to be there when you were ready to commit. Then one night, my phone rang, and you were on the other end of the line. Can you come over? You asked we’ve got to talk. When you opened the door, I could see in your eyes right away that your heart was ready to commit. You smiled and simply said, you know I love you, and from that moment, our hearts were joined. Two hearts once afraid to love now bonded together, and I’m never going to let you go.
Listen to the beat of my heart; it beats because of and only for you. You came along when it was in a dark and lonely place, broken and scattered in a million pieces. But you reached into the dark when no one else would and picked it up, shined a light onto it, and put it back together. You gave it a reason to wake each day and not be afraid to open up to the world again. Because of you, it knows how to love again, and for that, I am eternally grateful. My heart beats because of and only for you.
I’ve got an early morning meeting today, so I’m up before the sun. As I quietly move around the bedroom so as not to wake you, I stop for a second to take in your beauty as you sleep. Now, this wasn’t some movie scene. Your hair was a mess, and I’m pretty sure there was a bit of drool on your pillow, yet all I could think as I stood there was how beautiful you were. Your beauty was only a piece of the complex puzzle that was you. Your mind, your intelligence, wow, so exciting. When we first met at the office, I remember going back and forth across the table at meetings; this woman is on point, I would think to myself; she makes me see things in a way I would never have thought possible. The fire you put into everything in your life pushes me and has made me a better man. Your compassion and how you instinctively know what to say or do when I am going through a rough patch; your words and actions remind me that I never have to fight the battle alone because you will always be by my side. I bend down and kiss your forehead and whisper, I love you and you through your sleep whisper back I love you too, and I smile, knowing it’s going to be a good day because no matter what happens when I come home, I’m coming home to you.
You’re away on business and
I check my phone every few minutes for your text.
I listen to songs that remind me of you.
I close my eyes, and I see your smile.
You awaken my soul.
You give me strength.
You open my heart to the joy of true love.
You bring me true happiness.
I count the minutes until I see you again.
I can’t wait for when I can hold you again.
You are my everything, and I love you.
We’ve hit a few bumps in the road lately, haven’t we?
People are talking; you don’t have to pretend I know you’ve heard it because I’ve heard it too. It seems people are relishing our troubles.
I knew it.
It was only a matter of time.
They were never meant to be together.
That’s just some of the things they’re saying.
They say that there are others out there who would be better for us. But I know, and I suspect you do as well, that no one could ever have as big a place in their heart as we do for each other.
They tell us to focus on the rocky times and ask ourselves is it all worth it. But I see in your eyes, they betray you, and I suspect you see it mine as well the love that still burns in our hearts for each other.
They tell us these things, I believe, and I suspect you do as well because deep down, they are jealous of what we have.
A passion for each other that is truly uncontrollable.
A love for each other that is truly special.
A mental connection so powerful that words are not required to express our feelings for one another
We were meant to be together.
We are stronger as us than as you and me.
Let them talk because I know, and I suspect you do as well, that together there is nothing we can’t overcome
Embrace the moment, love in the moment, do not look back, do not look forward; instead, embrace the moment. Pull that someone special close to you, look them in the eyes, and lose yourself to the love between the two of you at that moment. Slow dance with them. Hug them, kiss them, tell them you love them, feel your two hearts beating as one. Yesterday is the past, and the future is not guaranteed, but the moment is now; embrace it, revel in it. Because in a second, it will be gone.
The love between two people is not something that should ever be put on autopilot. When two people love each other, they must work every day to maintain that love, to ensure they don’t take their love for granted. To avoid slowly growing apart unbeknownst to even them until the day comes when one of them wakes up, looks at the other one laying beside them, and feels nothing. In a relationship the goal of all couple should be to fall in love with and have your partner fall in love with you every day. It’s not that hard to do when there is a genuine bond between two people who have given each other the key to their hearts, but it is just as easy for that bond to be broken when the love is taken for granted. Love should never be taken for granted because when you find that person who is your soulmate and lose them, a piece of your heart will always remain empty where they once resided.
So here we are again, Valentine’s Day. The day that love fills the air as couples express their love for each other. I chose not to think of it as Valentine’s Day; instead, it’s my February Christmas because when I wake up, you’re there, and what better gift could I ask for than being lucky enough to have been blessed with someone as special as you in my life. So I guess every day is Christmas. From the first time you smiled at me, my life with you has been nothing short of amazing. Does that mean I haven’t had a setback of two? Of course not; this is the real world, not a movie, and setbacks happen. But I always knew I would overcome them because I never had to overcome them by myself. Your love and belief in me kept me moving forward. Your intelligence challenges me to be the best I can be every day. My heart belongs to you, and only you, no one, could ever break the bond between our two souls. Each day is like the first for me, full of excitement and anticipation of the next. I love you; Happy Valentine’s Day and Merry Christmas to me.
I’ve been hurt. But I must admit that I was captivated by both your beauty and your mind when I met you. Even so, I was afraid to give my heart to someone again, and you told me you understood my trepidation. But you also said I shouldn’t give up on love and that you would be there for me when I was ready to try again. It was scary, but I knew deep down that you were one I couldn’t let get away, so I took a chance and gave you my heart, and every day since then, you’ve shown me that I made the right decision.
I love the way we talk.
I love the way we listen to each other.
I love that we never judge one another.
I love that when we disagree, we still respect each other.
I love how for no reason at all, we’ll complement each other.
I love how when one of us is down, the other one carries the load, no questions asked.
I love how committed we are to each other.
I love how we work together to get through our rough patches.
Most importantly, I love you. I’ve given you the keys to my heart, and I’m lucky I didn’t give up on love, or else we would never have been, and my heart would never have known what true love was.
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 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, it wasn’t happenstance when I always turned right; it was destiny.