I am drawn to you like a flower to sunshine: the unstoppable force of nature, timeless in its sincerity, unwavering in its devotion. Gentle as a summer breeze, strong as the roots of an ancient redwood, beautiful as a misty rainbow, you are the only woman in this wide world for me. It is on this day that I vow to cherish your kindness, your keen intelligence, your gentle soul for as long as we both shall live. It is this day that I will forever remember as we read out loud to each other on cold nights, stroll the forest hand in hand and pedal side by side into all the sunsets to come with laughter and joy to light our path.
It is on this day, my love, that I give myself entirely to youand you to mein exchange for a lifetime of learning, loving, and, above all, happiness. Franklin P. Jones once said, “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” Molly, you make every second of this crazy-wonderful ride worthwhile. I can’t wait to see what each day brings us.
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“Love’s Philosophy”<br />~ Percy Bysshe Shelley <br /><br /> The fountains mingle with the river,<br />And the rivers with the ocean;<br />The winds of heaven mix forever<br />With a sweet emotion;<br />Nothing in the world is single;<br />All things by a law divine<br />In another’s being mingle–<br />Why not I with thine?<br /><br />See, the mountains kiss high heaven,<br />And the waves clasp one another;<br />No sister flower could be forgiven<br />If it disdained its brother;<br />And the sunlight clasps the earth,<br />And the moonbeams kiss the sea;–<br />What are all these kissings worth,<br />If thou kiss not me?
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May this be a day of new beginnings with sun shining on you like a fragrant apple, <br /> and summer air blowing softly on your hands.
May berries melt like honey on your tongues.
May your hearts rise in wonder at the clouds drifting across the sky.
May the trails under your boots be covered in pine quills.
May leaves rain down like memories in the autumn of your hearts.
May snow beneath your footsteps be as soft as watered silk.
May the cold air kiss your cheeks, turn them red as summer’s roses.
May rivers always flow with their amazing beauty, as the first freshet of snow melts <br /> with the rush of early spring.
May you always walk in gladness on whatever path or highway;<br /> may you always walk within the golden circle of your love.”