Monday, January 21, 2013

Day by Day: Happy Birthday Baby!

To a very special young man whose 22nd birthday happens to be today... 

Day by Day

Written by Kayla Potega
Dedicated to the love of my life

I never knew you were wanted. 
Day by day, I was doing fine on my own. 

Twenty-some years of life before you, I had established my own normal.
And it was working. 
 Day by day, I was doing fine on my own.

I had come to terms with a life without someone like you. 
I thrived in that life, not knowing anything besides it. 
 Day by day, I was doing fine on my own.

Then you came and established a new normal. 
A picture seen. A text message answered. Three days you waited.
Excitement, fear and contemplation.
Day by day, things were changing. 

 It was easy and quick, falling in love with you. 
Charmed I was indeed by your sweetness. 
Smitten I absolutely was by your genuine heart. 
Enamored I rightly was by your true self.

Ups and downs like any real couple.
Good tears shed from feeling so overwhelmingly happy.
 Times I didn't know if we'd make it another day. 
Trust. Hope. Faith.
Day by day, we always get through it together.

I never knew I needed you. 
2 1/2 years later, we've established our own normal. 
And I can't imagine it any other way.
Day by day, I'll love you madly, truly and deeply....
Now, forever, and always.

Happy Birthday Baby!


crystal said...

Happy Birthday to your Jake!!
I really love what you wrote <3

Unknown said...

Awww that is so sweet and beautiful!
Happy Birthday Jake!

XmasDolly said...

That's so sweet! I had no idea you were such a poet/writer! Happy Birthday to the love of your life sweetie! Hope all is well with you! ROCK ON DUDE!

Terra Heck said...

That was a kind poem you wrote. Happy birthday to your boyfriend.

Jennifer S. said...

What a beautiful poem!!! I hope Jake had a great birthday! You two are just adorable! xoxoxox