“I didn’t know I loved you like this.
A lot of mornings, I grumbled before I saw you. It was a lot of work to get myself together, to get the rest of us together, to put things in order just to get to you. And when I saw you, I took you for granted, assuming you’d still be there when I was in a better mood, just as you always had been. Sometimes I picked at your insufficiencies or rolled my eyes at your weaknesses. You aren’t just like me; one day that’s a balm, another day it’s a struggle. But no matter how out of sorts I feel when I get to you, I’m always glad you showed up. Always glad I showed up. Always. I figured it would always be this way. This was just our life together. Was.
I didn’t know I loved you like this.”