I Love You And I Mean It

I take “I love you” for granted.  

I say it without any thought at the end of a phone call.

And then I hear it without any thought at the end of a phone call.

Uh huh. Bye. Thanks.  See ya tomorrow. I love you. I love you too.

Yesterday and the day before that…. I heard I love you a lot.

But they were not like the others.  Not the taken-for-granted-lip-service-I-love-yous.

These were the real deal.

The I mean it kind of I love yous.

And I heard the words in a different way.

They washed over my eardrums like warm honey.  My eyes stung and my throat tightened and burned and I was overwhelmed and thought I might explode but I didn’t  because my tears put out the fire.

And then they reached my heart and there they found their place.

And I said it back. 

And I meant it.

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November 8, 2009 2:30 pm

I love you…very much.

p.s. it is disturbing that possibly related posts sends you to “Dr. Phil on Love Connection”. That I do not love.

Kara Gilday
Kara Gilday
November 9, 2009 2:33 pm

Utterly beautiful and poignant

November 9, 2009 4:26 pm

I hope you felt the true love of others that wanted to be there with you and for you.

November 9, 2009 8:51 pm

You are loved by so many people, and we really mean it! You had a horrible scare and had a lot of stress related to that scare. We always need the people we love, but not as much as when we feel helpless and feel like we are not in control of what is happening in our lives. In those moments, we reach out for, or to, the ones we hold dear in our hearts. That is the purest love there is.

November 11, 2009 7:09 pm

Julie-You and your Shark are one very strong couple!! I am glad everything turned out ok. Wish we could have been there by your side sooner. I admire your strength!!