Two and Eight.

Eight years together.

Two years married.

For My husband,

You continue to amaze me in every way possible. (Even the frustrating ways)
I am who I am because of you.
I will be who I am meant to be because of you walking by my side.
I am confident that there is nothing we can’t face, and overcome, together.

Thank you for keeping my feet on the ground,
for launching me into the clouds when I need to dream,
for teaching me how to not be so serious,
for showing me things I can’t see because of my blind spots.

Thank you for never raising your voice with me, even if I’m shouting at you,
For always choosing the gentle path instead of the fight,
for working as hard as you do, even though I miss you,
for fighting silently for our future, every day.
Thank you for the words you don’t say, when others would rush in.

We haven’t had it easy, but we’re still standing, and in no small part, that is because of you.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:
I love you.
I love your quiet mouth, your silent strength.
I love your shuffling feet in the morning, your foot rubbing under the covers at night.
I love you without reservation, as I promised I would on this day, 2 years ago, and I will do my best to keep loving you this way until the day I leave this earth.

Yours,
B. xx

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I had a good dream;
We built a home
It was far from perfect,
But we made it our own.

We lived a good life,
We gave and we borrowed.
It was far from perfect,
But we made it our own.

When everything around us changed, we felt okay
No learning curve could ever bend us too far out of shape.

When we took one step forward, and five steps behind,
We were still more than able to walk a straight line.

We had a white picket fence in the front yard,
Our grass was plenty green.
Every window in our house
Welcomed in the sun’s company.

We had hardwood floors and unlocked doors,
Our glass was plenty full.
Though our bills were only barely met,
Our hearts were plenty whole.

And when everything around us changed, we felt okay.
No learning curve could ever bend us too far out of shape
And when darkness was the price of light, we weren’t afraid.
For the time we’ve spent was more than worth any interest that we’ve paid.

We lived a good life, a good life,
When my eyes were closed.

Though the question marks were all the same
And the burdens never left,
We gambled everything we loved,
As though there was some kind of safety net.

When everything around us changed, we felt okay.
No learning curve could ever bend us too far out of shape.
When darkness was the price of light, we weren’t afraid.
For the time we’ve spent was more than worth any interest that we’ve paid.

And when my good dream came to an end,
I woke up more than ready to bend.
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