For my darling.
How do I love thee?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Today is my 8th Anniversary with the most wonderful man in the World.
I wanted to share this with you, as my relationship with my partner is
far and above the best relationship I have ever been in.(there have only been 3)
We are in what is derogatory called, an age gap relationship, while some may
frown on our relationship, many of our friends and family are as pleased for
us, as we are for ourselves.
We have never taken our relationship for granted, both always mindful of the
others needs and wants. It is the strongest and the most mature relationship
I have had the pleasure to be in.
Everyday still brings me joy and a warm cosy feeling that just grows deeper and
deeper with each moment of passing. As the years pass we grow stronger and more
bonded to each other.
There has never been any doubt in my mind that he is my *ONE* my *Mr Right* my
*SOUL MATE*. So toady I revel in the joy of US and while looking back over the
last 8 years, I can't wait to see what the next 8 years bring to us and what
indeed we bring to each other.
If you or anyone you know has one tenth of what we have, then you and they are
indeed blessed, for ours is a deep and meaningful endless love.
Oh and for those of you who don't know, he is younger than me.