For my sweetheart, Ben Gustafson
I promise to hold you close in my arms,
And always keep you away from harm
When you’re feeling down, I’ll be right here
To lift you back up and ease your fear
You never have to worry about me going away
I plan to be with you until my very last day
If you need my assistance, don’t ever be shy
I always want to help, and I’m always nearby.
I promise to share with you my feelings and thoughts,
My concerns and my fears, when my stomach’s in knots
But I’ll also share my affection for you
And my passions and laughter and happiness, too
I’ll try to communicate my needs thoroughly
And express my emotions effectively
When we both tell the other what we think and how we feel,
That is what makes our relationship ideal.
I promise to always be honest and sincere,
And never be sneaky, vague, or unclear
I’ll tell you when I’m worried, what I’m worried about,
So maybe, together, we can figure it out
I’ll give you my trust and won’t doubt you ever,
And if you do the same, we’ll stay hand-in-hand forever
Such trust is quite risky, and it scares me, I’ll admit
But it’s worth it for you, and for us, so I’ll commit.
But if you ever feel you need some breathing room,
Don’t hesitate to ask, I promise to give it to you
I want you to be happy, my sweetheart, you deserve to be
Even if it means you need some time away from me
So I promise to stay with you, as long as you desire
And our partnership will grow even bigger and brighter
My heart is in your hands, and all my faith is, too
But I’m not scared, I know they’re safe, because I love you.