Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Just the way she is...

When she starts to worry that her hands are slightly wrinkled...

When she brushes her hair and notices a few strands of gray...

When she gets the first trace of a line on her forehead or beneath her eyes...

When she's put on ten pounds, and hopes no one has noticed...

When she wakes up one day and just suddenly feels older, out of touch...

When she wonders if she's still got it, if she still turns me on...

That's when I want her to know that I love her. Just the way she is.

She is real. That's what I love most about her. She is natural. And beautiful. I'll take her anyday over some magazine cover girl. And if she ever starts to doubt, then that's on me. It's my place to make sure she always knows. I love her imperfections. Her insecurities.

When she cries while watching Extreme Home Makeover, and tries to hide her tears from me, I can think of nothing more precious.

When she first wakes up in the morning and smiles that sleepy smile and says "Good morning" in her soft, sleepy voice, why can't she see that is when I think she's most beautiful.

And when she asks me if we're OK... Then I take her soft, delicate hand in mine, gently brush my fingers across her face and run them thru her hair, wrap my arms tightly around her body, which only grows sexier everyday, stare deep into those eyes that have loved and trusted me for so long, and make sure that she knows that I love her. Everyday. And I always will.

Just the way she is.

"I don't want clever conversation. Never want to work that hard. I just want someone that I can talk to. I want you just the way you are..."


  1. How beautiful!!! Almost made me teary :-) Good man!

  2. You write beautifully. Seriously. It's a talent not many people have.

    Hey, why do you think people keep coming back here? (other than the fact that your simply irresistible)?

  3. Sigh...beautiful. I hope you let "her" read this and that she turns into a puddle. I think any woman would.

  4. How beautiful. Give it to here as a present. And it is a wonderful complement to you.

  5. This is exactly what every woman wants to feel and hear.

  6. Brizzle: Thanks ;-)

    Tiff: "Hey, why do you think people keep coming back here?"

    Umm, my Kenny Chesney-like pic, and daily emails and IM's saying "read my blog"?

    Carnealian & Jill: Thanks. But herein lies the problem. There really is no 'her' at present.

    Parts of it are definitely inspired by girls I know or have known. But mostly, it is how I hope to be and what I hope I'll say to 'her' someday, whoever 'she' may be.

    Fly Girl: That is very good to know :-) I think it is really how a lot of us guys feel. Just hard to say or put into words sometimes. Thanks for the comment.

  7. Bone you had me tearing up. You is a romantic--through and through

    Always knew that but this post really really shows it, and it's beautiful

  8. Lump in the throat, tears in my eyes...

    you are incredibly sweet...

  9. Why am I reading this??????

  10. Pia: Thanks. Probably a romantic in words and thoughts more than in deed.

    Lass: Didn't think it was that great. Had it in "draft" for a few days. Almost didn't post it. Glad I did now.

    E: Thank you.

    Buzz: LOL I don't know, either. I guess you feel obligated since I picked your Dear Bone letter :-)

  11. The future "her" will be an incredibly fortunate woman.

    Of course, you've probably made some men incredibly uncomfortable now that some of us gals have sent the man in our lives this link so that they could see how they should be thinking about us. :-)

    Everything you stated is endearing, loving and wonderful. Again, you're going to make someone very, very happy if you hold true to what you say.

  12. I really hope the men reading your blog get that that is what everyone woman needs and wants to hear and feel from her man. Good boy.

  13. sometimes we do take the initiative to read your blog on our own, without your constant demands.

    i am so glad i read it today. makes me realize just how great you are. hope you find your girl soon!


  14. that's so sweet! also, glad to know I'm not the only one who cries at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

  15. I didn't know young men still had these romantic spots in their body's. Glad to see it, glad you weren't afraid to post it and your young lady should be very proud to know you think of her that way.

    Also want to thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Keep up the good writing.

  16. Cindy: Thanks. I hope she thinks she's fortunate. I'm pretty sure I'll always see myself as the fortunate one though.

    Sallwood: Thanks. Good boy? Wow, I haven't heard that since I dated... eh, nevermind.

    Crys: Yes, I don't pressure you to read everyday. Just four or five days per week :-) I sure hope everyone knows we're kidding around about that.

    Lizzie: I'm quite sure you are far from the only one who cries at EMHE. Thanks for the comment.

    Patty: Thank you for the nice words.

    Thanks all for the comments. Always cool to have some new readers/commenters.