I love you and value you because
You make others feel at home
You make laughter erupt in any room you occupy.
You try knowing failure never outweighs success.
You love unconditionally and inconveniently.
You are an emotional space, available 24/7.
You are active in your search for better.
You ache with others as well as rejoice.
You are emotional stability and when you’re not, you are at least familiarity.
You came from a nothing to what now looks likes something.
You pray for me without inquiring, support me without contesting.
You tie my shoes in the rain (if I ask/my hands are full holding your warm drink and/or pastry).
You face your infirmities with vulnerability that is inspiring.
You count on me, just as much as is expected.
You will more than gladly buy a first AND second cup of coffee before ever expecting I buy you one.
You run the race with a humility that I try to mimic very often.
You embrace change and cling to a foundational force.
You accept my somber soul, without inquiry or countering, but remind me there is light.
You inspire me and others, solely by being your authentic self.
You stretch the boundaries of safe.
You gladly harmonize with me because I’m terrible at it.
You foolishly continue to try teaching me how to roller blade, like dogs, and/or run a marathon.
You wish the best for me and all before the best comes for you.
You believe in “bests.”
You speak with Truth that permeates my curiosity.
You keep a close watch on the beings and things you love, just so you know I love you and value you.