To My Husband -
Our love has changed and evolved so much over the years, from the giddiness of high school to the fast pace of raising a child and establishing careers. Now we’re empty nesters and more in love than ever before. But it’s a more settled love, with the knowledge we are working together and doing the best we can for each other.
I don’t know what’s ahead for us, but I know what’s behind. It’s a lifetime of memories, of you and I together, making our way in the world.
Thank you honey, for your trust and faith in me when decisions got made and things happened.
Thank you for loving me as I am, for loving our child, and taking care of both of us.
Thank you for always being there for me.
One of my friends wrote a lovely piece of poetry several weeks ago and it reminded me so very much of our relationship. She’s given me permission to use it in my letter to you:
Counting back to that first glance, seconds and minutes,
hours and years, the desire and candor of bodies,
when our days became charged with the pace of lives lived.
Years of longing renounce the yearning to another,
no longer young. The clamor of middle years
leaves satisfaction and knowledge in its place,
a quietness whose heft outweighs the struggles.
Wisdom is as wisdom does, patience is its own reward,
love never fails, never. And this is the choice,
made and kept, to choose you now and at each sunrise.
Until the day comes that my hand is not recognizable to you
And my laughter is silenced by your unknowing eyes.
— Kathleen G. Everett © 2012
Love you always,
To my readers – if you enjoyed this poetry, check out more of it at The Course of Our Seasons. Thank you Kathleen, for letting me use your poem today!