Monday, February 14, 2011

How Do I Love Thee?



I love you. Such a simple phrase, so much employed. I know I say it often - and often when I say it I think about what I mean when I say it. And I wonder, and hope, that when I say 'I love you' my shorthand will be understood. Because for me it is shorthand for oh-so-many things. 


When I say 'I love you' I mean: 
I think  you are wonderful, capable, talented. 
I feel secure and happy when I am with you. 
I know that you can do amazing things, that I am in awe of your skills and abilities. 
To me, you are incredibly beautiful. 
You delight me. 
You inspire me.
I like to be, and want to be, with you.
I miss your presence when we are apart.
I would do anything for your happiness and comfort.
I have confidence in you.
I trust you.
You mean the world to me.
You are absolutely precious, unique and irreplaceable.


All that and more. Truly. I mean it and hope it is felt. I really do. 




Happy Valentine's Day.