Our relationship started as a sexual one. As we got to know each other, though, a genuine friendship developed. And it just kept growing deeper.
I am a firm believer in letting the people you love know that you love them and why - and telling them often.
Normally, I would never share something like this because it's ours. Not everything that happens in a relationship should be made public. Sometimes I feel like some of the specialness is lost when something shared between two people becomes public.
So, why am I sharing this with you now?
Two reasons -
- JJ decided that we'd share more about our relationship in this blog. This is something I wouldn't put on Prowling with Kat. It's too intimate. I realize that may sound strange since PWK has explicit sex stories and many other intimate posts, but this is different. I think most of you will know what I'm talking about.
- In this case, I know that sharing these with you will not make them less special in any way. In fact, I think sharing them might help you understand what I see in JJ and what I cherish about him.
Here are the first ten "Things I Love About You" texts I sent to JJ:
Things I love about you #1: I love the way you kiss me.
Things I love about you #2: I love how close and connected you are with your family.
Things I love about you #3: I love the way you hold my hand when we meet for coffee or a quick hello.
Things I love about you #4: I love the way you are so positive and content with your life.
Things I love about you #5: I love the sound of your laughter.
Things I love about you #6: I love the way you make me feel like the most loved person in the world when I am with you.
Things I love about you #7: I love that you are a problem solver and a doer. If something needs to be done, you just do it instead of waiting for someone else to do it.
Things I love about you #8: I love that you are an optimist. The glass is almost always half full for you, rather than half empty.
Things that I love about you #9: I love the way you look right after we make love - satisfied, content, happy.
Things I love about you #10: I love that if you don't know how to do something, you learn how.
This is just the beginning. I think we're somewhere in the 80's now. Thinking about things I love about him never gets old.
And JJ - They are all still true.
Your assignment - Go tell someone you love that you love them. Right now. This moment. Don't wait. Life is shorter than you think.