Wednesday, September 30, 2009

then he loves you

If he always gives you the last bite of his sandwich or the first lick of his ice cream cone, then he loves you.

If he’s seen your high school yearbook photo and says he still loves you, then he loves you.

If he’s counted all your freckles,- even the ones on your toes, then he loves you.

If he tells you that you make oversized sweatshirts sexy, then he loves you. He’s lying, but he loves you.

If he’s laid beside you in a too small bed, in a too dark room and listened as you told him all the ways you feel like you are failing, then he loves you.

If he remembers the name of your arch enemy and hates her too because he knows all about how she stole your high school boyfriend – then he loves you. He’s secretly thankful for that but he hates her. And he loves you.

If he lets your dad beat him in playstation football, then he loves you.

If he tells you, “I don’t know how to fix this, but I want to”, then he loves you.

If he ever kisses you on the forehead, then he loves you.
If he sits through “The Hills” every Monday night, then he loves you. And possibly Heidi. But he loves you.

If during hour five of an eight hour roadtrip, he sees you are bored and flips the radio station to a horrifying boy band song and begins to serenade you with his best falsetto, while keeping the beat with his hand tapping your knee, and refuses to quit until you laugh, then he loves you.

If, while vertical, sober, and fully clothed, and without hope or agenda, he tells you that he loves you, then he loves you.

If he walks on the outside of the street, nearest the cars, then he loves you.

If he ever gets up to get you a blanket in the middle of summer because he knows you get cold in 80 degree weather, then he loves you.

If he ever goes out to dinner with that obnoxious friend that trapped you into a double date, then he loves you

If he knows exactly what scene in “He’s Just Not That Into You” makes you cry the hardest, and he waits until the movie is over before he begins to make fun of you for crying in the first place, then he loves you.

If he calls or emails you in the middle of the day just because he’s thinking about you, then he loves you

If he looks forward to Sundays not because of football but because he gets to enjoy the afternoon with you, then he loves you. Ok maybe he looks forward to football too. But he loves you.

If he winks at you across the room at a crowded party, then he loves you

If he comes out of the gas station with a Mr. Goodbar along with his Gatorade because he knows you have the biggest sweet tooth alive (even though you say you’re trying to lose weight), then he loves you.

If his favorite stories are the ones when you’re in it, then he loves you.

If he calls you “my girl” in front of his friends and wants you to know them too, then he loves you.

If he’s ever fallen asleep holding your hand, then he loves you.

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