I was inspired by a dream and the spirit of the holiday to write this one. I tried hard to keep it romantic, and I think it mostly succeeds, but I had to keep it honest as well.

When I held your hand, we fit each other perfectly. I knew I was in love because I felt whole.
When I looked into your eyes, my heart swelled in time with your smile. I knew I was in love because I felt loved.
When I held you in my arms, I felt safe. I knew I was in love because I felt needed.
I knew I was in love because it was impossible to consider being with anyone but you.

When you would tell me about a subject that mattered to you, I could listen for hours. I knew I was in love because whatever was important to you was important to me.
When you would do something which hurt me, I got over it. I knew I was in love because our arguments were never stronger than my patience and faith.
When you would ask me to go somewhere, I would always have a good time. I knew I was in love because your presence made any situation bearable.
I knew I was in love because I yearned for nothing.

When you gave up, I realized I knew nothing.

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