I wish I was in love with you have never judged me, only guided me.

Never criticized me, only chided me.

You've encouraged me to grow

I admire you for the things you do, your deep-rooted honesty.

I respect your perseverance and cheerfulness when thwarted by the failure of your dreams.

I wake up some mornings wondering if I have been unbelievably silly

In holding out for the perfect mate

When all along there has been someone who loves me for myself

Knowing all my past and faults

Wanting to partake of my future

And each day that we are together smiling and enjoying the moment.