I fall in love a thousand times a day.
With you. And him. And her.
And the way they are.
The faces you make and the way you pronounce words intentionally wrong.
The jokes you make that only you laugh at. The jewelry you wear. Your ability to not take life seriously and to find me amusing.
I fell in love with how they laughed at my stupid jokes. Their noses scrunched and eyes closed, not realizing I lived for those moments.
I fell in love with you, some small part of me, when you cared. When you all disagreed with, but respected me. When you all had my back.
I fall in love with strangers; the people who pay with exact change or treat me like their grandchild. I fall in love with good Samaritans and people who live out their dreams.
I fall in love with writers and artists and poets.
I fall in love with those who share my faith and my tastes: in fashion, good humor and most importantly movie quotes. I fall in love with people who I can hug, who go through life looking fabulous and listen openly to others’ opinions.
I belong to those who never left and who understand the intricacies of myself: body, mind, and soul.
I fall in love when I observe: the guy who constantly had his guitar, the girl that spoke poetry, the teacher and her blush that shimmered in the projector’s light.
I fall in love with accents and languages. The way you can switch between the two so easily. I’m captivated by your mannerisms and moments you share with your family.
I fell for how your eyes twinkled and the sound of your laugh. How you stand and how you roll your eyes.
The way you called me “stupid”, and now you’re not there. The way we spoke of video games and you put up with my chatter.
I fell in love with the way you let us dance around you, and then finally caved. The fact you let me joke with you and you walked me to my locker; the gentleman you always were.
The way you said my full name with your last and how it sounded so French. What made you laugh and how you texted smileys: =). How you were brave and smart, even though you didn’t care.
I fell in love when you climbed that tree and let us tease you until the end of time. The fact that I feel close to you for whatever reason because after 4 years, we actually talked.
I fell in love with how you let us tease you and the music that only you could hear. The brother you ended up being, even if you never knew.
I fell in love with your passion for life, God, learning and others. The amazing person you are and who I can only aspire to be. How everybody loves you.
I fell in love with how you are a princess to the King on High and you put your faith above all else. Your love for others, over yourself; your always cheerful personality.
I fell in love with how we always pick up the pieces every time we meet, and regardless of our past we will always remain family. The jokes shared, the memories made, and our futures yet to come.
I cannot thank you all enough.
I only wish you knew how I cared.
It is because of these things that I fall in love a thousand times a day, if only to feel my heart swell.