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.
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
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.
Love is living in the moment, wanting your voice to be the last thing I hear every night, your smile to be the first thing I see every morning, feeling of warmth that comes over me every time I look at you and remember our first kiss, such a turn on, a tease, so loving, a promise of something more, I don’t know what our future holds, no one could, but I know at this moment I love you, and as long as we hold on to our love each moment, our love will always be strong.
In life, we travel divergent paths, and along the way, we encounter people and have experiences that will shape the very essence of who we are. Each day we will cross the paths of hundreds if not thousands of other people. Some of whom will leave a lasting impression, others merely a fleeting memory. One day our path will cross another’s, and at that very moment, in that very place, it will become apparent for the first time to us what our lives were truly meant to be.
This will be the beginning of a love that we will never be able to describe in words truly. Nevertheless, when we hold each other’s hand, hear each other’s voice, see each other’s smile and look into each other’s eyes, we will understand that we share a love so passionate, so deep that we would never have believed it was possible until our paths crossed that fateful day. From that moment, we will never walk the path alone again but always together as partners, best friends, soul mates, and lovers. Along the path, there will be unknowns and obstacles, yet our love will never waver. Because we know that the foundation on which our relationship is built, trust, respect, and most importantly, love is a foundation strong enough to withstanding anything we could ever face.
Don’t wait to show her you love her. Tonight walk up to her and pull her close. Look into her eyes, but utter not a sound for no words are needed at this moment. Lean in and kiss her, but not just any kiss make it a kiss so sensual, so passionate that it leaves her lost in the moment of a kiss like no kiss she has ever experienced. Make it a kiss that reminds her how special she is, how beautiful she is, how sexy she is. Make it a kiss that reminds her that no other woman could ever stir your emotions as she can. Make it a kiss that messes up her lipstick in a way her lipstick has never been messed up before. Make it a kiss that, when it is over, her body quivers with anticipation of your lips meeting once again. Make it a kiss that without any words uttered says I love you. Don’t just kiss her; make it a kiss!
Today as with many of the past few days, I know you have been feeling overwhelmed. You put so much on your shoulders; you blame yourself for so much. I see all this, and there seems to be so little I can do to help. It is frustrating for me as I wish I could take you in my arms and make everything better for you, but sadly life is not that easy. We each have to deal with our problems in our way. However, for all of us, it is more comfortable dealing with our problems when we know that there is someone who loves us, there to pick us up when we fall, lean on when we cry, stand at a distance when we need space yet be ready to be there when you are ready for them to be. I want you to know that I am that person. Because while I know that it can not solve everything, my love for you will always be there whenever you need it.
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.