I know that I love you! Sometimes you may feel that I don't say it enough, and sometimes you may think I say it too often. But the fact is that I still love you.

I remember the fun times of giving you a turtle ride around the living room and the time that you jumped out of bed when I demonstrated my new alarm clock. But I also remember the times when I had to help you off the barb wire fence, so that we could take some pictures of you in the corn and I could patch up your leg when we returned to the car.

I appreciate all the assistance and work you do around the house. It helps me out greatly to find the dishes or laundry done, when I get home.

Although you do enjoy fighting and I don't, I do love you because of your sweetness, your kindness, your tenderness and your thoughtfulness.

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, snuggling with you in the bedroom while sleeping and cuddling with you as we watch TV. I love to be near you. I love holding your hand when walk together and sitting next to you at the table of which ever restaurant we choose to visit.

I love when you listen to me talk about my small triumphs, such as kicking a guest in the ass or struggles of the day when work just doesn't go the way I would want it to.

I appreciate your willingness to make me dinner, ready me lunch for work, or care for me when I am sick.

I love you because you respect and think highly of me, especially when I fix one of your problems. You honor the man that I am, rather than try to make me into someone I am not. You suffer through my imperfections and my shortcomings largely without complaint, and still love me back.

I love you because you appreciate me, for all that I can offer.