Dearest Love,   As you lay here in my arms crying tears of your deepest suffering, tears of anger, pain, and sorrow, I feel more helpless than I ever have. I wish with all my heart that I could take it all and suffer for you, but then, as yet another tear falls, I see in it a reflection. A reflection of your strength, your perseverance, the brilliance of your smile, the cackling of your laughter, the beauty of your dreams, the creativity to transform, the compassionate drive to help others. I see the power of your shining heart, and the tenderness with which you care for me, and I thank you; because I also am a survivor and your love helps heal me. I know sometimes you feel unworthy of my love, but I try desperately to love you as perfectly as you deserve. I love you more deeply than I could ever describe, and you have taught me so much about what it means to truly love. I love every part of you from your sparkling eyes to your indescribable, brilliant weirdness. You are the most beautiful soul I have ever met, and you deserve so much more than this world has given you. While our pain may never completely fade, together we will heal & learn to thrive and love ourselves as well as we love each other. I love, you I love you, I love you!

Dearest Love,

As you lay here in my arms crying tears of your deepest suffering, tears of anger, pain, and sorrow, I feel more helpless than I ever have. I wish with all my heart that I could take it all and suffer for you, but then, as yet another tear falls, I see in it a reflection. A reflection of your strength, your perseverance, the brilliance of your smile, the cackling of your laughter, the beauty of your dreams, the creativity to transform, the compassionate drive to help others. I see the power of your shining heart, and the tenderness with which you care for me, and I thank you; because I also am a survivor and your love helps heal me. I know sometimes you feel unworthy of my love, but I try desperately to love you as perfectly as you deserve. I love you more deeply than I could ever describe, and you have taught me so much about what it means to truly love. I love every part of you from your sparkling eyes to your indescribable, brilliant weirdness. You are the most beautiful soul I have ever met, and you deserve so much more than this world has given you. While our pain may never completely fade, together we will heal & learn to thrive and love ourselves as well as we love each other. I love, you I love you, I love you!

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