My Beloved Tammy,
I love you! Just writing that puts a smile on my face. You put a smile on my face.
I love you because of your sweetness, your kindness, your tenderness and your thoughtfulness.
I love you because are you are my dear friend and loving companion. You smile at my silly jokes and enjoy my youthful spirit.
I love you because I have a longing to be close to you and you long to be close to me. I love snuggling with you in front of a fire and cuddling with you as we watch TV. I love to be near you. I love holding your hand on a walk during the day and holding your hands across the table at a restaurant at night.
I love you because you listen to me as I share the small triumphs or struggles of the day.
I love you because in moments of friction between us, you hear me out. Even when you donít agree with me, you listen with a longing to understand me.
I love you because you respect me. You honor the man that I am, rather than try to make me into someone I am not. You suffer my imperfections and my shortcomings largely without complaint.
I love you because you appreciate me. You enjoy my attentiveness and appreciate my efforts to romance you. You appreciate my generosity to yourself and my generosity toward others.
I love you,