I'm wishing you a very happy birthday today! I remembered this poem and thought I would send it to your way. I am sooo looking forward to spending tonight with you! I thank God for you everyday. You mean the world to me, and I love you deeply.
Your adoring wife~
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love the freely as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old grief's and with my childhood's faith.
I loved thee with a love I seemed to lose.
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breadth,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning