On our phones, we have that little app called “notes”. It has plenty of lists (well, especially in my case since I make lists about the lists I want to make – haha, I’m a list-enthusiast) and other notes we have taken. Goals, reminders, books to read, Church notes, and maybe even an old grocery list or two. A couple of days ago, I was looking for something and I found a note that Justin and I had made in August of 2011. Wow, 2011…. We met back in 2010 (Story of How we Met) so we had been together less months than Elijah is in age right now. We didn’t have smartphones so we must have made this list on one of our MacBooks. We each took turns writing a line and then allowing the other person to do the same. What blew my mind when I read this for the first time, four years after we first wrote it, was that it is all still absolutely true. It made me laugh out-loud, and go all mushy inside… because even after all this time, we still love each other in the same way. Only so much more. I remember how crazy we were about each other in the beginning, and it makes me smile when I think of how all of these are still so true. I know that 5 years isn’t much when you think of the decades we will spend together, but it’s nice to know that not much has changed in the half a decade we have just passed through. God has revealed so much to us, by using each other to sharpen and mould the other. Here is the sweet list we made over four years ago… (Mine are in bold italics, and Justin wrote the rest)
I love it when the first thing I see in the morning is your face.
I love that you always worrying if my coffee tastes okay.
I love when you come back after running and you can’t get out of your clothes..
I love that we go wee at the same time, especially during the night.
I love when you make a cute sad face and stick out your bottom lip…
I love that you always laugh when I’m silly.
I love that when we sleep, even if we are really hot, we have to at least touch some part of our skin…
(And that we only have one word which we have to say out-loud if the other person feels too far away, “skin”)
I love that wherever we go, and whatever we do, we want to be together.
I love that when we are together I can be myself!!!
I love the feeling of your smooth kisses after you shave.
I love brushing my Lips on yours before we kiss.
I love your stubble even more than the smooth kisses 🙂
I love when we cuddle and we weave our bodies together as close as we can..
I love when we arrive at a restaurant, and get upset that we can’t sit side by side.
I love how in the short time that we have known each other we have not only become best friends but soul mates that can’t handle being away from each other…
I love that no matter what you are doing, you will drop it all immediately if I’m sad, or I need you.
I love that everyone knows how much we love each other…
I love that you say I made you become the man you always wanted to be, but never were.
I love the person you are and the person that I am when I am with you…
I love knowing, with all certainty, that I will spend the rest of my life with you.
I love your face!!!!
I love how you give me butterflies!!!!
I love that I still feel sparks when we kiss.
I love touching the back of your head.
I love that you rub my back and you don’t even realize that you are doing it.
I love that you think that!!