It's the way you look at me: not the crazy, sparkly kind, but more like a warm, ember glow. The former is more lustful, passionate but the latter expresses the level of comfort felt when love and laughter meet.
It is the way you hear me but also listen to me. You catch every word that leaves my mouth with the keen eagerness of a young child at his mother's bosom. You listen with not only your ears but your soul as well.
It's the way you just know me; how you know not only what to say and when to say it but also just how to say it. You words to me are like warm embraces, soft as fresh rose petals and warm as the first day of summer after a long, harsh winter.
It's how you are unafraid and threatened by your love.You knowing that love makes us stronger, not weaker like the world would make us believe, makes all the difference. You have no pride in your loving, it's what sets a great lover apart from a good lover, and you my dear are spectacular.
You see ME. Over my looks, beyond my clothes, deeper than my jokes; you see to my core and you make it so easy too.Your openness and acceptance of me have given me trust like no other; we have more than a phenomenal love, we have a beautiful friendship.
While you seek to disprove all my insecurities, you are gentle and understanding. You stay as reassuring as the first glimpse of sunrise that surely comes after every dark night. The sea knows the shore will always be there when he rolls in, and I have such confidence in you.
It's the way you touch me with a delicate urgency, and you bring me to life over and over again. It's the way I willingly surrender at your hands every time. You hold me like an anchor in stormy seas, steady and unwavering... safe and secure.
It's how you let me love you the way I know how to; cautious, reluctant, skeptical like a child meeting their new favourite person without knowing it. It's the power you give me love by knowing that my way of loving you might not be by the book, but it everything and more than I have to give.
You are not my "knight in shining armour", I know the battles you've had to fight for me and with me. As I lay kisses the cold, worn metal, I remember how far we've come. I'm glad I started this journey with you. You remain my lighthouse with your undimable positivity.
It's the way you love me. You love me good. You love me well. You love me right. You love me all the time.
And I love you.