Please don't promise me forever
I want us to love each other one day at a time...
and string all those days together
like the precious things they are...
instead of trying too hard
and promising too much.
Please don't expect me to always be good
and kind and loving
There are times where I will be cold and thoughtless
and hard to understand.
but it will only be because of the weather
or the flu or one of my moods.
not because I love you less.
please remember that
Please don't think about all the things
that could happen to us
Don't think about other people coming between us.
Don't think about outgrowing each other
or growing out of love.
Please do think about all the good things
that could happen to us
Think of growing closer to each other
finding new reasons for being together,
and think of loving.
I will, too. I am right now.
Please don't get mad
at me if I forget your birthday
or some special day we share..
And please remember there is an "everydayness"
about what we have that is
beyond birthdays and anniversaries.
That's why, sometimes,
I may not remember one special day
-because all our days are special to me.
Please don't ever give me too much of yourself
or take too much of me.
In our togetherness
we still need
our private places.
Both of us have room to grow,
and both of us have to grow
if we want to hold each other's love.
Please don't start an argument
or make me look foolish in front of other people.
But when we're alone,
don't feel like we're walking on eggs.
Go ahead and say what you think.
If I need telling off, tell me off.
then we can have our fight
and make up and love again.
Please remember to call me sometimes for no reasons.
Expect that you feel me thinking about you,
needing to hear your voice.
Please don't ever lose that laugh of yours.
It's such a real laugh.
Please, let's not use politeness and busyness
and silence to avoid our problems
and the places where we hurt.
If something is wrong,
let's go after it and make it right.
It's a good feeling to think of growing older
with you, but, please, let's not ever grow old.
I want us to always hold on to the newness
that we have right now.
Please don't try to keep it from me when you're down.
I'll never be able to share your joy
if you try to protect me from your sadness.
Please don't ever say never,
and please don't promise me forever.
All I ask is that you love me now.
and please know that I love you more today
than I ever have before.
I can't promise you forever,
but I can promise you today with the hope
and belief that
there is a beautiful tomorrow in store for us...