All the Time in the World

You know, I … don't really get to see you all that much. It's enough, yes, but we're both so busy it can be a week before we'll next have more than an hour with each other. So, when I sit here, and you're not around, I think about what we'd do if we did have that time.

I want to fall asleep on your bed, waiting for you to come home from work. I want to wake you up early for a movie marathon, ranging from X-Men to Amélie. I want to pull out the griddle and make grilled cheese sandwiches for two. I want to play in the snow until we're chilled to the bone, and when we go back inside, I want to sit under a blanket together in front of the fire. I want to read you fairy tales when you're sick in bed. I want to tackle you to the ground in the grass in the back yard. I want to walk with you in the rain and splash in the puddles. I want to spend an afternoon talking about whatever while we play a cheesy board game like Candy Land. I want to take the car and drive with you to a place we've never been. I want to build a fort out of pillows and blankets and spend the night there with you. I want for us to go skinny-dipping by the light of the moon. I want to kiss you under the mistletoe, under the stars and in the back of a movie theater. I want to pick dandelions and daisies and put them in your hair. I want to trace each others' bodies on the driveway in colored chalk. I want to go to the art museum and see who can imitate the portraits best. I want to write letters to you when I'm away from home. I want to build towers out of Legos, and pit our Lego armies against each other. I want to sit with you for hours and never say a word. I want to sing silly karaoke love songs to you on Valentine's day. I want to sneak out of family get-togethers with you, and wonder if we'll be missed. I want to teach you to dance every dance step I know. I want to walk with you to the park and see who can swing the highest on the swings. I want to sit on that dock on the lake and watch the sun set. I want to lay on a blanket with my head on your chest, and watch for shooting stars. I want to laugh with you until I cry, and cry with you until I laugh.

I want to do it all, and feel like we have all the time in the world.

And, while we might not have all the time in the world … we can still enjoy the time that we do have. Who knows how long that could be?