G and i are total opposites in many ways. maybe someday i’ll do a post all about it. we don’t always get along. sometimes we fuss and fight and disagree over pointless things until we’re both agitated and grumpy.

but even though we have our not-so-pretty moments, we have plenty of lovey dovey, make you want to puke from all the sugar, moments to make up for it.

we’re a real love fest.

today i was reading a post on one of the bazillion blogs i follow, a cup of jo, and i found this article – which originated from this article. it’s a little letter the famous author, john steinbeck, wrote to his love-struck son, thom.

john & thom

and tucked inside this lovely little letter was a quote that made me swell up inside with love for G.

john steinbeck on love:

The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable.

G and i are past the formal part of our relationship – where we’re always on our very best behavior. those days are long gone. and i know things are about to get a lot less formal when we’re living under the same roof and get to be around each other for every grumpy mood. but i hope we always have that kind of first love that is totally in awe of the other person.

i love you, G. and you’re mine. all mine.