Every Single Time

I love…
…what it feels like to have you in my arms when you have not been there for a while. It brings a sort of reawakening every single time.

From the book “I Love You” by Susan Polis Schutz
Sometimes you do not
say anything
and I know exactly
what you are thinking.
Sometimes you
see something beautiful
and it is as though I see it too.
Sometimes you
touch something
and by holding your hand
I feel like I
touch it also.

Healing Vibes and Loving Thoughts

I love…
…the caring words you send to me. The cold I am suffering with today is a little easier to bear because of what you emailed this morning: “Take good care of yourself today. I am sending healing vibes and loving thoughts.”

American publisher and motivational author Louise Hay

Survivor Instinct

I love…
…that your survivor instinct is so strong. Otherwise addiction could have taken you or one of the wrong men you chose might have damaged you beyond recovery.

From “I Want to Laugh, I Want to Cry” by Susan Polis Schutz
It’s night time
cold and dark
but the moon
warms my heart
with the thought
that we will
be together again soon.

A Grateful Love

I love…
…your kind and thoughtful nature. You would rather see yourself do without than someone you care about. Yours is a truly a giving soul.

By American poet William Carlos Williams
It was the love of love,
the love that swallows up all else,
a grateful love,
a love of nature, of people,
of animals,
a love engendering
gentleness and goodness
that moved me
and that I saw in you.

Nothing More Beautiful

I love…
…that we are sharing this part of our lives with each other. Only after many years of living were we ready to find and appreciate each other. Everything we have known, experienced and endured was in readiness for us to share what we are experiencing together now.

Beautiful thought by a writer unknown
There is nothing
more beautiful
than a person
whose heart
has been
torn apart,
but still
believes in
the beauty of love.

A Great Comfort

I love…
…when I travel you like me to let you know I arrived safely at my destination. To know someone far away cares as you do is a great comfort.

Ebb Tide by Brian Burke
the gentle breeze
that soothes
my heart
And through
my soul
your ripples pour.
my mind
the storm clouds part
As you ebb upon
my body’s shore.

Tomorrow is a New Day

I love…
…watching you learn new things and become more of what you always wanted to be. Your growth gives added meaning to the phrase “the best is yet to come”.

Saying by American author Henry Van Dyke
Time is too slow
for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity.

If I Could…

I love…
…your tenderness and soft touch. It means even more because I know a good bit of your life you have had so little of it. For some pain makes them bitter, but your hurts made you sweet and kind.

From “If I Could” by Harry Boslem
If I could find a song bird,
I’d place it on your windowsill,
To sing the song of our love,
And chase away the morning chill.
If I could find a sweet rose,
I’d place it on your pillow,
To gently scent your sleep’s repose,
With the good smell of tomorrow.
If I could kiss your sweet lips,
I’d kiss them all the while,
Until I lost myself in their softness,
To be found again in your smile.

Cannot Hide Myself From Me

I love…
…your tender heart and am happy to know you are letting it finally awaken. Far too long life circumstance caused you to hide your heart away in shadow while you kept your true feelings stuffed deeply down inside. I am proud of you.

“Myself” by the American ‘People’s Poet’ Edgar A. Guest
I have to live with myself and so
I want to be fit for myself to know,
I want to be able as days go by,
To look at myself straight in the eye.
I don’t want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I’ve done.
I don’t want to hide on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself,
And fool myself as I come and go
Into thinking that nobody else will know
What kind of person I really am;
I don’t want to dress myself in sham.
I want to go with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men’s respect
And in this struggle for fame and pelf (riches)
I want to be able to like myself.
I don’t want to look at myself and know
That I am a bluster and empty show.
I cannot hide myself from me;
I can see what others can never see;
I know what others can never know,
I cannot fool myself, and so
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.

The Certainty in My Heart

I love…
…the certainty I feel in my heart. It’s important to me that you know my loving feelings for you are strong and resilient. Be confident in that…. I am.

“The Quicker to See You Again” by Lois Wyse
We reached the corner of the street,
And you turned and walked away.
But not I.
I ran.
I ran from you as quickly as I could.
I felt your eyes upon my fast-retreating back
And knew that you kept turning ’round
to watch me run away.
But what you could not know
As I ran down the street
Was that I ran because
I cannot bear to walk away from you.