I Hope You Love Her Well.
I hope you learn to love well. I hope you learn to love all the mundane and boring parts that life offers you two.
I hope you love the passionate moments and the wildness of her spirit. I hope you let her dreams take you to places you never thought possible, and I hope you nourish her soul with your presence.
I hope you grab her by the hips when she’s feeling the least bit sexy and kiss her so fiercely she will wonder what it was that turned you on. I hope you make bubble baths for her when she’s had a hard day and read her favorite poetry to her while she lets the bubbles from her bath tickle her skin.
I hope you cuddle with her on the couch when you watch a movie after the kids have gone to sleep, and rub her feet simply because you know it gives her pleasure.
I hope you hold her hand. And I hope you make out with her in a car on the way home from a date, simply because you can’t wait to kiss her cherry red lips. I hope you brush her hair away from her face, and every time you look at her, I hope it feels like the first time you’re seeing her. I hope every moment feels like the first time.
I hope you spend nights gazing into each other’s eyes and looking at the moon under a canopy of stars. I hope that when you look at her, you still see the woman that you fell in love with all those years ago. I hope the lines on her face only make her more attractive to you as time goes on. I hope you listen to her. And when she cries, I hope you hold her… and kiss her… and nourish her and let her know you’re there.
I hope you can be her rock.
I hope you never stop learning about her. You may have known her for what can seem like a lifetime, but people change. I hope you always know what her favorite flower is, and that you stop on the way home from work to pick some up for her. For no other reason than to simply say, “I’m thinking about you.”
I hope you don’t listen to her when she tells you to go away in times of anger or frustration. I hope you take a bit out of Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s poem and “stand in the center of the fire with her and not shrink back.” I hope you aren’t afraid to stand in the center of the fire with her, even when she frustrates you or angers you or maddens you beyond measure. I hope you can learn to love those parts of her too.
I hope she scares you because it will force growth. I hope her passion for life inspires you, and I hope you love her shadows as equal partners of her light, because that makes her whole… and unique… and quirky…and most important of all, her.
I hope you go on vacations to exotic places together. And I hope you take pictures… take a lot of pictures… simply to capture a moment of her smiling, because that is one of the things you love most about her. I hope you surprise her with tickets to her favorite movie, or play, or concert. Don’t ever stop surprising her.
I hope you sing to her and laugh with her and let her free spirit entice you…. because that’s what it’s there for, don’t let it scare you away.
I hope it’s her that you want forever. The one you get old and grey with and look at in the nursing home with that same love and affection you had for her all those years ago. I hope you can look into her eyes and still see the wildness of her spirit and her unbridled love and passion for you. I hope you still hold her hand even then. I hope when you hear your song on the radio, you grab her and slow dance with her.
I hope you always make her feel like your bride, your sweetheart, like the one you chose.
Most of all, I hope she always knows how much you love her. Don’t ever stop telling her, and showing her. Because we never know when our last breath will be, and above all else…
… I hope you love her well.
Natalie Sophia is a self-proclaimed writer, healer, yogini. Her mission in life is to heal and be healed. She loves to laugh, to feel and to write. She began her journey of awakening a few years ago, and though there are times she longs to go ‘back to sleep’, she knows she has work to do. Her work and her passion are one and the same, and she hopes to inspire others on their life path to attend to their deepest longings as a soul in a human body. Natalie feels that life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. She knows that pain can be inevitable, but there is always choice in the story created from that pain. Feel free to check out more from Natalie on her website and Facebook.