I’m not sure what love is,
but I know what I love.
I Love a smile that calls me in for a kiss,
that drives me to smile in return,
that makes my heart flutter when I see it,
and fills me with missing when I can’t.
I love eyes that reveal a mighty soul when I look into them,
that fill me with a desire to dive in,
and learn everything behind them.
I love hands that always feel right in mine,
in which every touch is filled with kindness, healing, and love,
which speak the most beautiful love poems with each caress.
I love hugs that comfort like a favourite sweater,
that bring you out of yourself,
and into a place of bliss.
I love words that challenge my beliefs and help me grow,
that give me affirmations and encourage me to become the best possible me.
I love giggles that justify my silliness
and assure me I can always be myself.
I love snuggles that let me share warmth and spontaneous kisses.
I love a mind that is generous and willing to answer my questions,
that is quietly open and loudly curious,
and wants to share our individual passions.
I love bookends to my everyday thoughts,
the image of a smile at the start
and a voice wishing me goodnight.
I love a voice that is both gentle and strong,
that grabs my attention with every syllable
and inspires my interest to hear more.
I love intelligent ideas that lead us into great conversations,
that have me hanging on every word,
to fully absorb other understandings of the topic.
I love questions that are full of honesty and love,
that open my heart to healing,
and fill me with positive anticipation of the future.
I love arguments that help me grow,
to help me accept myself as my loved one sees me,
and that break me of all false humility.
I love generosity that is freely given.
I love creative fools who always excel at encouraging others
and have a hard time encouraging themselves,
because I am one, and I love them.
I love acceptance that encompasses all that I am
and all that comes with me.
I love kindness that reaches out to all those I love,
thats reaffirms to me why they have my love,
and helps me see more reasons to love them.
I love humility that invites honest encouragement,
that never closes conversations,
that is unconcerned with insecurity,
and open to growth.
I love courage that greets each new day as an opportunity to learn
and fearlessly shares that learning with love.
I love inner beauty so brilliant, it shows the strongest heart
and radiates that beauty from every pore.
I love a whole person who knows they are a work in progress
and embraces every moment of growth.
I love all these things in you
and I love that there are so many more things to discover about you.
I may not know what love is,
but I see all these things in you,
and I can lovingly say…
I love you.
by M. Perron (originally written November 7, 2012)
Notes: This was created for a very important person… my wife. This is how I told her I love her for the first time. I’ve never published this one, and I didn’t even have an electronic copy anywhere. I’m so happy I found this copy and share with all of you how much I love my wife, my best friend, and my soulmate.