“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.”
I sometimes wonder how the word “we” came to define the two of us. It would have been so easy to become nothing more than friendly strangers, and moving to make another lovely soul happy or miserable. But isn’t it amazing how we stopped at each other a little longer, how our hearts beat a second faster, and now we make something so ordinary as everyday to be a miracle called love?
Love is defined in so many ways; we say it is kind, forgiving, understanding, selfless, etc. I believe those are just the attributes and qualities, not the pure definition. Love is a feeling inside your heart when you feel that you are whole with that person in your life. When times get bitter and you have ups and downs, you hold on to that person because you know it was meant to be. Love may not be perfect, but it feels as so. Love is that feeling you have when you realize a connection is truly going in the right direction and bettering the both of you in a remarkable way. Love is also when your boyfriend remembers to put the toilet seat back down, but we’re working on that. That’s just love, though. Love has its good and bad sides. Love can mangle your very being, but that’s true love– it buffs and polishes. Our friction in relationships can sometimes be a part of the cleansing process, and in the end, creating a beautiful shine. It helps you realize that sometimes we receive healing, while sometimes we are the healer. Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow. Sometimes we hide, sometimes we seek. Sometimes we are rescued, sometimes we are the rescuer.
Love is an ever developing feeling that never stops evolving because we never stop living. To love someone, it’s not just a straight line. It’s in the moments where you look at your partner and find yourself realizing the extent of your emotions time and time again. It’s that chill to your bones first look when you fall in love, and in that earth-shattering moment you realize you’ve found the person you don’t want to live without. You want to imagine the day when nothing else matters but their hand you’re holding, their eyes watching you fall asleep and their smile waking you up every morning. Love is when you make requests and not demands, you’re understanding and not condemning, you give invitations and not ultimatums. Our love is when I bring out the best in you, and you guard my heart and bring out the best in me.
I have all I ever wish to have. I have love.
You are the man who shares in my joys.
You are the man that pushes me to be and do my best.
You are the man who wipes tears away.
You are the man that is my best friend.
You are the man who chases after me when I run.
You are the man that sacrifices for me.
You are the man who dreams with me.
You are the man that stays.
You are the man that loves me honestly and entirely.
You are the man that is not perfect, but right.
You are the man that is forever.