Friday, April 25

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 every day'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 the 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.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I talked to Bill on the phone this morning and chatted about what I had on my agenda for today - tidying up a bit before Garrin's speech therapist got here, etc etc ....So I said "Gosh, I have nothing to blog about today......". So he said "Why don't you write about how much we love each other...." No really, he said that. So much to his chagrin, I remembered the poem above and am hereby dedicating it to my awesome husband whom I love more than life itself.

So as I was tidying up I thought I would also SHOW him how much I love him by putting it in "writing".

Here you go baby. My love written in the 4 inches of dust that is our home sweet home.

And look - I even wrote it on the mirror in our master bath with lipstick..............sigh............

SH*T. Now I have to wash a perfectly clean mirror!


Jerolyn said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little! JUST KIDDING!!! That was sweet and endearing~
I'm sure you could write that entire poem in the dust at our house!

Allison said...


Allison said...

Ok, no, that's sweet. Chris always wants me to blog about how he shows his love for his preggo wife by drawing her a vanilla scented bubble bath, rubbing her swollen, tired feet, massaging her back, bringing her bon bons on a silver platter . . . ALLISON WAKE UP!!! Oh, what was I saying???

Anonymous said...

thanks babe.......

love you too....

Redhead in Vegas said...

you guys are sweet, like saccharin. next thing you guys will tell us is that actually enjoy spending time with each other.

just kidding, it's nice to hear about people being in love.

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Kim said...

Isn't love grand? Very nice, guys...

Anonymous said...

Isn't that poem on my gravestone? Where's my money?