I like you because you’re funny, and sweet, and incredibly thoughtful. You’re great at planning things and taking care of things. The list goes on. But I love you, in all the in-between moments of these sweeping adjectives.
I love you in moments when I find myself in awe of all the things that you think of, and remember. I love you in moments when you make my heart melt with the earnest things you say. I love you in moments of all the hugs and kisses and cuddles, and the way they make the entirety of me feel right at home.
I love you in the quiet moments that may go unnoticed, in the consistency and habitual effort that you give me on a daily basis.
And I love you in the loud moments, when you make me laugh till I literally can’t breathe – and as I’m hunched over trying to catch my breath, I also catch myself thinking how lucky I am to have met someone whose heart beats in the same rhythm as my own.
To sum it up, I think the most comprehensive reason as to why I love you is that you make what I thought were only luxuries in relationships to be everyday normalcies. I’ve had love that felt comfortable; I’ve had love that felt exciting. But they never felt quite right, and never gave me the kind of steady ease and bold contentment that you bring to my life.
You know how I know I love you? Even a bad day with you is a better day than a good day without you. And my darling, I can’t imagine that ever changing.