I wrote this poem a while ago for my sweetheart, Mike.
The brightness in your eyes
Cast a light which never ends
Before our love was realized
We started out as friends
With friendship, came the courtship
Which then turned into love
The rain that once poured down on us
Has stopped from up above
Our dreams have seemed to come alive
Our fears have turned to dust
Holding you, I feel at home
For in your arms I trust
My heart has captured all of it
My eyes have froze in time
Fixated on the one I love
Blessed to call you mine
Our darkened rain has faded now
And in it’s place leaves light
A brightness only we can see
And there’s no end in sight
My love for you has strengthened me
And with our love brings light
For in each other, we found a future
On those lovely summer nights
He’s my everything. I love him more and more each day and I can’t really imagine my life without him.
Everyday, he tells me I’m beautiful. Everyday he makes me feel special. And everyday, he shows me how much he loves me. A love like that is so rare and I’m beyond blessed to have him in my life.
He and I have been through ups and downs, as every good and passionate relationship does, and through it all we’ve stuck by each other. We started out as friends and stayed that way for a couple of years. I went through a rather tough time in my own life, married at 24 and separated by 25. In my own eyes, I was an emotional disaster. Everyone tells me I’m the strongest person they know, but nobody knew the hurt I was feeling. The pain inside me was often masked with witty banter and sarcastic humor. But when I looked in the mirror, I had turned into someone I barely recognized. I was in love with the life that I thought I had. I thought I was happy, and for a while I was, but near the end of my marriage I realized that I had grown and needed to make a change or I would always be staring back at a stranger in the mirror.
It wasn’t until after being separated, that I truly saw the light. I realized that one of the people that was always there for me, was Mike. I also came to find out that he had always rather fancied me, and that he wished things were different so he and I could be together. He, of course, never told me that until much later. (One of his friends AND his Momsie also told me that.)
We realized quickly how much in common we really had and that we had something special between us. Something we had never experienced with someone else before. We had found our happy place, in one another. Almost two years later, and we’re still going strong. Everyday is a happy one and we both know how lucky and blessed we truly are.
I love him.
Always have. Always will.