2019-12-29 Our sixth year Laughing together and loving tenderly Has been one we'll never forget. From a Dubai beach bar to The crisp sand of our future. Stretching before us vividly in our Imagination, dreams, and actions. With purpose, We turn desires into reality. We meet challenges With a determined smile. From one amazing night, to 6 years Of laughing, loving, and passion For each other and for life. Breathing deeply. Committed to always. Being present. A day. A moment. A kiss. Or many. To seal our love, Standing before our families. A smile. A loud sob. A hand stroking. Words of love Acknowledging the other's impact In shaping our life. A future. A hope. A purpose. Unexpected directions. We dance and dip and laugh. I promise To stay silly enough to make you laugh To listen and offer support To be present To hold you tight To take you on adventures and Explore our beautiful Earth To grow with you always. To help us never take for granted Our love or our time together. To cherish our love and To cherish you for the rest of my life. Your kisses fill my heart with warmth. They bring water to my parched life. Moisture to my scaly, tough skinned existence. Those wet kisses with lips parted, Full of tenderness, Breathe life into my existence. Your smile lights my darkest days and Reassures me everything will be ok. Better than ok, your hugs make me feel Safe and loved and valuable. I love that moment of anticipation, When your eyes sparkle and we grow quiet. One of two things are coming. A quiet moment of our souls reaching out and Grasping each other firmly. Whispering how much our presence and Kindness mean to each other. Holding each other tight in Love and passion and emotion. Or, you're about to pounce. Like a playful cheetah. Leaping on top of me. Wrapping yourself around me. An embrace full of laughter and connection. One tap. One kick. Two taps. Two kicks. The excitement of communicating in utero Your mom's belly swelling as much as my pride I can't wait to be your father To read books to you and To help you with math homework I can't wait to hold you. I can't wait to tell you how much I love you And to tell you how much I love your mom Why I'll always love the word "tortuga" I can wait to be silly with you and show you How your mom and I dance in the kitchen And to tell you how your dad danced like a fool To win your mom's affection. One step. One kiss. Two steps. Two kisses.