The Infinite Reasons Why I Love You

It's hard to believe that we've been married almost 3 years already.

And every night since we became a family,
I've fallen asleep with childlike excitement and anticipation;
for every morning, our love is renewed,
and every day is sweeter than the one before.

One day, we'll look up and this'll all be a distant memory,
and life's ups 'n downs will have stretched and molded us
into people our present-day selves may not even recognize.

It is my sincere hope, that the love we've built, 
that we're constantly building,
will remain a constant source of joy and peace
in both of our lives 

Kellielita, I want to start a running list 
of all that reasons why I love you. 
That have nothing to do with the the things you do for me.
And everything to do with who you are,
beautifully and wonderfully made.
I will update it periodically, 
as a reminder that I love all of you,
right now,
as is.
And as we grow, and change,
so, too, will the love that I have for you.

  1. You're an empath. You feel and respond to the world around you like a flower leaning toward the sun.
  2. When you have a GOODT, guttural laugh, your nose wrinkles up and your brows furrow like a baby. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen.
  3. You somehow know all the answers on Jeopardy. 
  4. You were a Beyonce/Destiny's Child stan well before it was trendy. 
  5. You are in a constant state of dreaming and hoping and planning and praying and wishing, while not allowing the world to convince you that yearning for more does not make you ungrateful. 
  6. Your story-telling skills are incredible.
  7. You are steadfast and unwavering in your ideals. You stick to your code like an action-movie protagonist.
  8. You have a tremendous amount of common sense, which as we know, ain't so common.
  9. You are a brave freelance entrepreneur, which ain't for the faint of heart. 
  10. You are so creative and skilled, with an impeccable eye for print work.
  11. Your jump-shot is good money from 10-15 feet, even though you grew up excelling in soccer.
  12. Your energy is pure and infectious. 
  13. Your hair always smells like shea, frankincense and myrrh.
  14. You have the cutest, softest, little snore that brings me so much peace because I know that you're resting well.
  15. You are extremely attentive; your attention to detail is A1.
  16. You're Nigerian. 
  17. You have the deepest, most beautiful brown skin.
  18. You move about this world with purpose and it makes me drawn to you, to want to stand beside you and be apart of your journey through life.
  19. You're brave and you bet on yourself. This year, January 2017, you took a leap of faith. You quit a job that left you unfulfilled. You tried your hand at school, and when that didn't manifest into what you thought it'd be. You dusted yourself off, put your boots to the ground and searched tirelessly until you found a job that is everything you could've hoped for. And I'm so proud of you. 
  20. Your name is Kellie...and you're a TAR HEEL. Born and bred. Your hatred of Duke is as strong as your love of Carolina. And to top it off, you're a Bridgee ('06), where our love was sparked over an AOL Instant Message when I asked you to be my "Bridge Boo," lol. 
To be continued...

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