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.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You Are.

You make my life meaningful
and my world more beautiful
You make my day bearable
my joy beyond comparable

You make me stop and stare
and believe that love is everywhere
You give me love enough to share
and a smile that I can wear

You give me cause to climb
and verses to rhyme
You give me moments in time
that are reverent and sublime

You see the saint I try to be
but still find the sinner in me
You know when to let me free
and when to hold on tightly

You are the reason
my knees weaken
my love deepens
You are my life's every seasons

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