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I will love you as you are, for as long as we stay together.

I will love your crooked smile and the way you sing in the shower.

I will enjoy our morning walk and the way you hold my hand.

For as long as we’re together, I will appreciate you for everything that first made me fall in love with you.

I won’t pick apart your habits. I won’t focus on what we don’t have. I will love you as you are, because you are a gift that I get to open every day.

When we met you were not perfect, and honestly, neither was I. But that didn’t really matter because what we did have was enough.

We had the pleasure of discovery, and I want to keep discovering the treasures of your soul. I once saw you in an uncomplicated, unfettered way, tomorrow overshadowed by the exquisite passion that took over our everyday.

Somewhere along the way, I forgot to see your brilliance, I no longer swam in the deepest part of you.

But it was I who had become shallow, finding fault when you had never promised to be anyone but who you were.

I’ve made choices to be dissatisfied; I’ve allowed doubt to creep in.

But what is wrong with this moment, with the tender you way you hold me, with the hopeful love in your eyes?

We may not make forever, we may not birth any children, we may not even last the year…

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