Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Please Don’t Promise Me Forever

Absolutely fell in love with this, so immediately had to share. Enjoy!

I want us to love each other one day at a time...

...and string all those days together like the
precious things they are...

...instead of trying too hard and promising too much.

Please don't expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.

But it will only be because of the weather or the flu or one of my moods...

...not because I love you less. Please remember that.

Please don't think about all the things that could happen to us. Don't think about other people coming between us. Don't think about outgrowing each other or growing out of love.

Please do think about all the good things that could happen to us. Think of growing closer to each other, finding new reasons for being together...

...and think of loving. I will, too. I am right now.

Please don't get mad at me if I forget your birthday or some special day we share...

...and please remember that there is an "everydayness" about what we have that is beyond birthdays and anniversaries.

That's why, sometimes, I may not remember one special day...because ALL our days are special to me.

Please don't ever sign a letter "as ever."

Please don't be too easy on me...or expect me to be too easy on you.

Both of us have room to grow, and both of us have to grow if we want to hold each other's love.

Please don't ever give me too much of yourself or take too much of me. In our togetherness we still need our private places.

Please listen to me when I'm talking to you...

...and please don't ever think about someone else when I kiss you.

Please don't start an argument or make me look foolish in front of other people...

...but when we're alone, don't feel like you're walking on eggs. Go ahead and say what you think. If I need telling off, tell me off.

Then we can have our fight and make up and love again. Just us.

Please remember to call me sometimes for no reason except that you feel me thinking about you, needing your voice.

Please don't ever lose that laugh of yours-it's such a real laugh.

And never change the way you brush my hair back from my eyes and smile when I'm trying to be very serious...or the little odd ways you have of saying things that make you "you", one of a kind, the one I love.

Please let's not use politeness and busyness and silence to avoid our problems and the places where we hurt. If something is wrong let's go after it and make it right.

It's a good feeling to think of growing older with you, but, please, let's not ever grow old.

I want us to always hang on to the newness that we have right now. And let's never be ashamed of our innocence, of the child within us. Let's never give up our dreams.

Please don't try to keep it from me when you're feeling down. I'll never be able to share your joy if you try to protect me from your sadness.

Please don't ever say never...

...and please don't promise me forever. All I ask is that you love me now.

And please know that I love you more today than I ever have before. I can't promise forever, but I can promise you today with the hope and belief that there is a beautiful tomorrow in store for us.



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