"I just look so...."
"You look good, Fiona."
"No, I look lumpy and bumpy and fat."
He walks right up to me -
grabs my hair,
tilts my head up
and smacks my cheek!
I close my eyes and breath
and notice my eyebrows unfurrowing.
"Say it again, Fiona."
I pause and he waits.
"Say it again." he growls low in my ear.
"I look lumpy and bumpy and fat." I say again.
"Say it again"
I breathe, knowing what's coming.
"I look lumpy and bumpy and fat." I say more tentatively.
"Say it again."
I shake my head no.
"Look at me, Fiona."
I look up, with tears in my eyes,
Not from pain but from endearment.
"You look beautiful and I am honored to go anywhere with you on my arm."
I grab him and hug him and cry.
It has touched me so deeply and profoundly
that he has done this, said this.
I look at him and with all of the emotion that I can I say,
"Thank you. That just means so much"
Looking in my eyes, he says,
"I love you
You ARE beautiful
And you are MINE"
I ADORE THIS MAN!!!