Because I love you, a smile tugs at my lips at the sound of your name.
Because I love you, my stomach becomes a butterfly garden when I see your smile.
Because I love you, I feel what you feel. Your pain is my pain; your joy my joy; your struggle my struggle. Your sadness gives me a sense of purpose; I strive to bring the light back into your bright eyes.
My heart is filled with the desire to support you; tirelessly, endlessly…always.
Because I love you, you are my priority.
Because you love me, the stars shine brighter at night.
Because you love me, I gaze upon every sunset with hopes of a new day, a day with you.
Because you love me, I know that home is not a place, but a feeling. I know that I am safe. Cherished. Supported. Needed. You do not see my flaws the way I do; the touch of your tender embrace teaches me to embrace myself.
Because you love me, I love myself.
Because I love myself, I know my worth.
Because I love myself, I know that I must never settle.
Because I love myself, I will take care of myself first. I will do what is best for me, healthiest for me, safest for me. I will not allow others to break me, and I will not break myself.
Because I love myself, I can love you more.
Because we love each other, we will be each other’s calm in the eye of the hurricane.
Because we love each other, we will ride out our storms together. We will listen to one another; respect one another; trust one another; defend one another; support one another.
Because we love each other, we will have midnight dances under the streetlights. Laughter in the middle of an open field, sunshine pouring down upon us. Profound conversations under a blanket of stars. No sense of time; no worry of our responsibilities. Endless laughter wherever we may go.
Because we love each other, we will love this life.