Where do I start?

Heart beating, thudding, beating, pounding – dum dum dum. Catch it please before it escapes my chest

I feel so warm, rather at peace

I breathe in love, lust, passion, memories, fantasies

I breathe out a sigh of relief knowing it is real

When I reach out my hand, I know you will be there to hold it

When I cry my eyes out, I know you will be there to hold me

You help me, you encourage me, you educate me

If you know I can do it, I know I can do it, I doubt you not

We dance, we laugh, we have a ball

You are my teacher, my lover and my best friend, my hero

You are on my mind at the best of times, but you give me the breathing room I need to grow

You give me light and sustenance, you brought me back to life

You showed me that love was not just a temporary, euphoric feeling

You taught me to slow down and stay grounded

You never use my downfalls against me

Your smile makes me smile, your laugh makes me laugh

You let me be the funny one

You have one big secret

You gave me independence to become the person I wanted to be, but you were there if I needed a little push

I look back with fondness in my heart at the times we have shared together and feel excitement to know we have many more adventures ahead of us

I am a better person because of you, but I let me do it for myself

I simply cannot put into words how you make me feel. The only thing I am certain of is that

I love you