Its the lil things

In the darkness of the early morning, I realized what love is.

It was a damp & chilly morning, fresh from a rainy night, mist still filled the air. Beautiful on all counts, except for having to be at work at an ungodly hour.
Usually I try & not subject my babe to the early alarms & my morning routine (why should both of us go sleepless?), but we hadn’t seen each other in about a week, so I had stayed over to cozy in.

As I left his place, he asked if I wanted him to come open the gate & I said “no, of course not, don’t be silly, stay in, & stay warm”, kissed him goodbye & wished him a good day.
Out into the elements I went…

I saw another tenant leaving so I figured I’d piggy back on her open gate & squeak through. As I neared the gate I saw a guy holding an umbrella, he  came out & opened the gate anyways, slippers & all, freezing his tooshie off.
My heart melted a lil :)))
He forewent his comfort to make sure I got out okay & without having to get wet.
Who does that???

That’s when I started thinking about relationships & the natural evolution they take. 
At first, its all sparkly, shiny & new. Everything is exciting.
There’s grand gestures in the woo-ing process. (All fantastic & great, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy’em as much as the next gal) 
But then, as you get to know each other, you aim for happiness through the lil things that you know will mean something to them, the tiny selfless acts done just to see their smile.

My babe is wonderful at taking care of me & I wanted to give a lil shout out to all the things he does that warm my heart 😉

~ opens driveway gates in his pjs on a dark & rainy early morning ~
~ warms up my side of the bed before I crawl in ~
~ has my favorite coffee creamer in his fridge ~
~ makes me coffee! ~
~ puts extra chapstick on, then kisses me goodnight so my lips stay soft too ~
~ good morning texts ~
~ flowers for no reason ~
~ let’s me warm my frozen feet on his legs (you’re a crazy man!!) ~
~ smiles when our eyes catch ~
~ shares friendly competitions with me 😉 ~
~ teaches me i-things w/patience & no judgement ~
~ looks up good traffic routes for me ~
~ wishes me good night & sweet dreams each evening ~
~ lotions up my back ~
~ will snuggle on the couch & watch Smash with me ~
~ massages my feet after a long day ~
Just a taste of what makes me smile each day & why I love my man!! 
I only hope I give as much to him.
I’m so enjoying this journey of learning, growing, making mistakes, connecting, sharing, and most importantly – loving!