love

Dear love,

As I’ve grown up I’ve realized things about you. I don’t have to make these huge grand gestures constantly to show I love someone. Sometimes the smallest gestures are what really matter. There’s many ways to show love. By supporting someone, wishing them to be safe, or so much more. And there’s so many ways to support someone or wish them to be safe. If I tell you to go after your dreams no matter what people say I love you. Or maybe I didn’t tell you anything but I stayed by your side the whole way you achieved your dreams, I love you. If I tell you to buckle your seat belt I love you. Or if I tell you to look both ways before crossing the street I love you. Or if it’s raining and I tell you to take an umbrella I love you. Whether it’s me making you soup when your sick or writing you a love song, it’s my way to show you how I feel for you. But my point is, there’s so many ways to show someone you love them. So don’t worry about doing one particular thing to show someone you love them, do what makes you….you.  Love is a crazy thing. Maybe it’s when you argue at me and I just look at you and don’t fight back because I hate fighting with you. Or maybe it’s when we are mad and I still let you kiss me because I always miss your affection. Or maybe it’s when I go with you to visit your family even though your sister hates me.  Or maybe it’s when I babysit your baby brother for your mom so you guys can go bond. Or maybe it’s when I call you at 3 AM when your asleep and leave you a voicemail saying I love you. Or maybe it’s when every time you get on a flight I tell you to call me as soon as you land so I know your safe. Or maybe….or maybe it’s when you put your head in my lap and you fall asleep as I mess with your hair and whisper to myself how I love you so much. Or maybe it’s when I see your asleep with no blanket and go find one to put on you. Or maybe it’s when I hug you and always wait for you to let go first. Either way I love you. And I’ve learned I can show you that in an infinite amount of ways.