Just thought I’d tell you,
In case you didn’t know.
How much I love you
More and more each and every day.
How I love being with you,
Doing simple things like
Walking around the block,
Hand-in-hand while we talk
About whatever comes to mind.
I love going on trips with you,
From the large ones that cost way too much
To the small ones that involve driving hundreds of miles
To see our children and grandchildren.
I love doing errands with you.
Well, sometimes, when there’s something
That holds my interest like picking out fabric
For our couch or new carpet or paint.
I love analyzing the news with you,
Even though we often don’t see things
In the same light.
But you never judge me or try to correct
My thinking, which I appreciate.
I love that you fix dinner every night,
Choosing things that you know I’ll like,
Most of the time.
And you do it with love, night after night.
I love spending time together in the evenings,
Watching the same TV shows,
Talking about the plots or characters,
Even when I might not like the show because
It scares me or you don’t like the show
Because it bores you, but we do it
Together anyway because of love.
We’ve been married now for 43 years.
A lifetime of being together.
Of fitting together and melding our minds,
Our loves, our likes
Until sometimes it’s hard to tell where one of us
Ends and the other begins.
But that’s what I love about our love.
And I tell you this
Just in case you didn’t know.