If I could wrap up my thoughts and feelings in a single word, I wouldn’t. Some things are better expressed in smiles and silent moments, in miles of love notes and 3 word text messages. Why would I distill my love into a matter of syllables when I want to take a lifetime of sighs and whispered midnight conversations to tell you exactly what “I love you” means to me?

It will take a million precious moments, tearful apologies, bad jokes, embarrassing admissions, lifelong promises, and poorly worded attempts for me to tell you I love you, Holly¬†Michelle, and I wouldn’t dare miss a single one.