If You Are Going to Love Me

I like to think that I am a pretty simple person. It is the little things that matter when it comes to love. But I want you to know before you fall there are a few things that I want you to promise me first.

If you are going to love me, I want you to promise me that no matter what happens during the day or night before – you will never hold it against me. You will continue to love me with each sunset, with each breath.

If you are going to love me, I want you to promise me that we will never go to bed angry – whether we are laying next to one another or not. I want you to tell me one nice thing for ever bad thing that was said during any argument – I promise I will do the same. 

If you are going to love me, I want you to promise me that you will always make time for me. I want us to celebrate the love that we share, the love that we have made.

If you are going to love me, I want you to promise to give me all of you. I am the type of person that needs to know and see everything – even the parts that you are not proud of. I want you to know that regardless of your flaws – of my own – and all of your quirks – and mine – that they are what make us the beautiful human beings we are today.

If you are going to love me, I want you to promise to be the romantic person I have been waiting for. I want us to write a love story that the world is jealous of. I want us to radiate a love and a life that others want to achieve. I deserve to be kissed every minute of every hour of every day. 

Promise that you will not take me or us for granted. Promise to nurture the life that we are building and continue to work on it every day.

Promise that even when you want to give up, when you want to quit, you will continue to fight. Because that is what you have to do when you love someone, when you want to make things work. You have to fight, and work hard. We both have to put in the same amount of time, energy, and fight.

Promise that you will worry, wonder, observe, and know the things about myself that I forget about. That you will always look me in the eyes when you are talking to me, that you will always question me even if I say I am okay (because there will be times when I say that I am, that I am not).

Promise that you will look at me out of the corner of your eye just so that you can keep a mental picture of me in my most vulnerable states. That when my hair is a mess, makeup is the last thing on my mind, and sweats are my best friend that you will still think I am the most beautiful person that you have ever seen.

Promise that you will stick by my side, and I will do the same.

Promise truly, madly, deeply, always.

But above all else, promise me that if your eyes ever do wander to others that you will respect me enough to tell me. If you don’t plan to love me like I am your everything, then let me go. Because our time on Earth is fleeting, and we all deserve a love like that. 

I know that this is a lot. I know it will require a lot of thought, courage, strength, and integrity on both of our parts. If you are willing, if both feet are already on the edge of the cliff – let’s jump right in. 

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