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.
The snow is coming down, and the air is cold outside. Others snuggle under the blankets talking and laughing with their partners, but I can only sit alone and stare blankly out the winter as the snow falls. It’s the wintertime blues, and at times it can be overwhelming. But as hard as it may be I must not despair; I must not give up hope. My life is a journey, and with each new step, new possibilities arise. As long as I continue to believe and maintain the strength to take one more step, I open myself to all those possibilities. One day that next step will lead me to that someone special, and when it does, I’ll understand what all those other steps were for. I’ll realize that all along, I was walking a path toward this moment, this person. And when I smile at that special someone for the first time, and they smile back, I’ll look back at these winter days with the understanding that all along, my journey was leading me right here, to the right place, to the right person.
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
She, beautiful as always, was sipping her coffee and reading the Sunday Times. The actual paper mind you because is there any other way to really read the Sunday Times? While I was sipping my coffee and looking at the highlights of last night’s basketball games on the iPad. One choice in media might differ but one thing is the same, our love for coffee. But Sunday morning coffee, there’s something different about Sunday morning coffee. Its aroma fills the early morning air gently awaking your senses as it eases you into a day where your only responsibilities are to laze around and try to conquer the New York Times crossword puzzle.
But you know what’s the best thing about Sunday morning coffee? It’s sipping on it while I sneak a peek at her, the one I love sitting across from me sipping on her coffee. She may appear to be in her own world behind the pages of the Times but every now and then she sneaks a peek too. Glancing over the pages of the paper she tilts her head slightly to the left and flash me that little smile that says I’m right here and yes, I love you too.
So, the next time you’re sipping your Sunday morning coffee and they’re sitting across from you take a minute to savor it. Because Sunday morning coffee is always better when you share it with someone you love.
Lately you’ve been distant.
I know something bothering you, but I can only guess because you won’t let me in.
Do you worry how I’ll react if you do?
Maybe it’s because you worried how he would react.
Do you feel you’ll be a burden to me if you do?
Maybe it’s because he made you feel that way.
Do you think I won’t listen if you do?
Maybe it’s because he never listened.
Do you think I just won’t care?
Maybe it’s because he never did.
Full disclosure, there will be times that I won’t fully understand what you are going through
But I’ll always try.
There will be times I won’t agree with you.
But I’ll never judge you.
There will be times l will offer you a shoulder to cry on.
But I’ll never take that to mean you’re weak.
You and I are partners. You’re my lover and my best friend. No, I am not him, not today, not tomorrow, not on my worst day.