Sunday, November 7, 2010

how do i love thee...

love seat
dedicated to you, handsome.

xliii. "how do I love thee? let me count the ways..."
by elizabeth barrett browning (1806-1861)

how do I love thee? let me count the ways.
i love thee to the depth and breadth and height
my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
for the ends of being and ideal grace.
i love thee to the level of everyday's
most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
i love thee freely, as men strive for right;
i love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
i love thee with a passion put to use
in my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
i love thee with a love i seemed to lose
with my lost saints, --- i love thee with the breath,
smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if god choose,
i shall but love thee better after death.

i love …
1. your enthusiasm for life (seriously, where do you get the energy sometimes?!).
2. your undeniable & tireless ambition.
3. the way you make me laugh.
4. how i miss you when i haven’t seen you (for even just a few hours).
5. the fun we have together.
6. that you’re completely yourself with me.
7. that I’m completely myself with you.
8. how i can tell you anything.
9. the way you support me in everything i do.
10. date nights with you.
11. days at home (doing absolutely nothing) with you.
12. your thoughtfulness (and your flair for the romantic).
13. your laugh & that you totally get my sense of humor.
14. that you believe in us, more than anything.
15. bobby’s. (i.e. going to happy hour with you.)
16. how you know me better than anyone.
17. that you always let me know how much you love me (sometimes to the point of annoyance : ) just kidding, babe.
18. the vision we have for our future together.
19. that you love to dance with me.
20. walking with you and olive.
21. that you watch girly tv shows and movies with me and don’t complain (too much).
22. that you make me feel beautiful (even when i’m in sweatpants).
23. knowing that you’re going to be a wonderful father to our (future) children.
24. your smile.
25. that this list could go on forever…

happy 5 years together.  (this time next year, we'll be married!!!)


  1. awww! what an absolutely heart warming post!! happy 5 year anniversary! =)

  2. What's not to love about this post? ;)

    Hope you're having a beautiful day!

  3. this is such a beautiful ode to love! :) happy anniversary!

  4. Happy anniversary! Love the things you have listed. Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

  5. This was so beautiful! Happy anniversary! :)

  6. Aww such a lovely post! Congrats on your 5 year anniversary :) x

  7. Aww how sweet! This post melted my heart:)
    Congrats on 5 years,sweetie
    Happy Tuesday


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