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.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

The love that lives between us

The love the lives between us
is far larger than the space
that some may see as selfishness
when we're standing face to face

The love that lives between us
grows stronger every hour
as it fills with grace and forgiveness
to surround us on our tower

The love that lives between us
is an example to the world
a shining beacon of peacefulness
is held by boy and girl

The love that lives between us
is a shelter from the storm
a fortress built of tenderness
a comfort to keep us warm

The love that lives between us
keeps us anchored in heavens bay
where we can joy in hopefulness
and bask in the light of his way.

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