I love you like the sun misses the rain
Like the cloud longing for the sea
Like the winter waiting for spring
I love you because you own me
When you hold me tight not letting me go
When you said to everyone that “she is mine” with that joyful beam in your eyes
I love you every moment of the day
From the moment that you wake up, and I feel your body moving against the warmth of my skin
The slow quite hours when our limbs tangled and your face resting close to mine
I love you because in you, I see myself
In your eyes, I see my hope, my dream, my life, unfolding in a neat pattern of colorful joy
In your words, I find truth, honesty and openness I never found in anyone else before you
I love you from that moment we find each other
During that early morning hour, when there was only darkness, and all we did was sit in silent
While my heart fluttered, my lips trembled and my eyes wondered, searching for the same in you
I love you because you are not afraid to tell me that you choose to love me every single day
I love you for breaking down my walls, taking away my last defenses and helping me to find the courage to love you back
I love you for taking away my fear and insecurities, for being my warmth, home and comfort
I love you ever since I could not remember when
The day, the month, the second – does it even matter?
I love you because maybe, it was never otherwise, and that is all I need to know.
Every second, every hour, every day.
Helsinki, 1 September 2017