Today this song came on the radio.
Oh you know, you know, you know
I’d never ask you to change
If perfect’s what you’re searching for
Then just stay the same
So don’t even bother asking if you look okay
You know I’ll say,
When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are
I really listened to the lyrics, and I cried a little. I remember a long time ago I read a blog post where the blogger talked about love songs and wondered if real love was ever “like that,” or if it was more like what she had. I used to wonder the same thing. There was a time when every love song made me angry and bitter. Now they remind me of my own relationship and make me smile.
In the song, the guy is telling the girl how “amazing” she is, and how he wouldn’t change a thing about her, and even if she can’t see her own worth, he sees it for her.
I cried because this is how Daniel makes me feel. When I don’t feel like I’m good enough, he assures me that I am. A day doesn’t go by that he doesn’t make me feel loved.
Daniel is a master of the love languages. When I took the quiz, I scored very evenly on all the love languages, and he manages to hit them all. Every day he tells me he loves me and that I look good. He cleans up around the house. He always wants to spend time together, even if we’re doing our own thing side-by-side. He hugs and kisses me everyday. And while gifts aren’t really his “thing,” when he does give gifts, he nails it.
Perfect love is an action AND a feeling.
I think that every relationship will have its test. We’ve had ours and made it out the other side, not unscathed, but smarter and alive. Not every relationship can or will survive its test. But if you do, it’ll last. You’ll make it. I hope you’ve already had your test. If you haven’t, I hope you make it through.
It’s May 15th as I’m writing this. I knew I had to get it down. But it’ll be scheduled for October 29th, our 10th anniversary.
10 years. I love you. I’m in love with you. We are going to be that adorable old couple someday. Have I mentioned today…