This is exactly what I long to tell you…

I fell in love with this sign today at the vintage shop, and I wanted to send you the picture I took. I wanted to buy the sign and put it up in our house. I want to sit next to you on the sand and listen to the waves, and be close enough to lean on your shoulder for a moment or two.

And maybe whisper how much I love you and this life we’ve built together.

But instead of saying, “I love you,” I would have said, “You, me and the sea.”

Low and thick with emotion.

And you would have looked at me with a knowing, a complete understanding, in your eyes, and brushed your lips gently against my forehead.

And my eyes would have shone brightly with the diamond-tears that only a lifetime together can express.

That’s how it would have been, my dear.