Everyday Love: The Plan

About 2 weeks after my marriage to Jill, I left her the first of what I now call, "everyday love notes". It read simply, "Sleep on my queen and when you dream, dream me to be your king." 19 and half years, and several hundred notes later, I still find a new reason everyday to fall in love with her and I am still searching for the right words to express it.

So for the next year I am writing an "everyday love note" everyday. Honest expression of a man's love for his wife and how daily that love looks, lives and lasts.

All of these I will post here , and all of these I will write and leave for Jill.

Year in Review

I have learned a lot over the past year while trying to write each of these poems on a daily basis. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but neither is love. There are good poems, great poems and poems that still need work...just like boening in love, there are good days, great days and days that I could have put some more work into. And even though every line is true...just like true love, sometimes it is stretch or hope that gets you there.

I hope there has been something the eveyone can relate to and draw from...I don't think my experience is too far removed when you really think about why you love the one you do. Thanks for reading and loving. Most of all, thanks to Jill, for being the women who inspired this project and daily gives me reasons to love her. I love you.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Our daughters departure

We knew we could not hold her forever
and that this time was pending
the day when we would have to let her
write her own life lines and happy ending

She has your strength and beauty too
your wisdom, charm and style
Looking at her I see you
and I cannot help but smile

She is who she is because you raised her to be
a daughter of faith and caring
So with tears of joy we watch her leave
filled with love enough for sharing

She is ours, a part of the whole
but we both know she'll be fine
she will  find her rhyming soul
just as I found mine.

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