“How do I love thee ? - let me count the ways”*
I love you for the kindness and laughter
And the joy you bring to my days.

I love you for your tenderness and care.
The forgiveness that you show~
I feel your presence everywhere.

I love you for the memories of days now long gone
When we were so much younger
And our song had just begun.

I love you for who I am when I am with you
The things your love allows me to see ~
You let me see the world brand new.

I loved you then and I love you still
I love your very being
And I always will.

© Linda J. Vaughan


The Pages of Avalon

* Elizabeth Barrett Browning