Wholly Made

Beautiful soul –

Before you look into his eyes and tell him you love him,
(please)
look into a mirror and gaze at your soul-filled windows and love yourself.

Before you go chasing down his good looks and his long stride,
(please)
chase after the creative urges you have within and give them life.

Before you write him a love letter expressing all his fantastic traits,
(please)
sit down with a fancy pen, smooth paper and proclaim the fabulous nature of you.

Before you tell him all the things that drive you crazy for him,
(please)
give yourself kudos for the unique pizazz you bring to your union.

Before you share all your secrets, dreams, dangerous truth
(please)
tell yourself the whole truth and witness yourself with no judgment.

Before you fill up with afternoon snuggles and give all your time to him,
(please)
honor yourself with a regular rhythm of sweet solitude.

Before you convince yourself you are nothing without him,
(please)
remember the daily courage you’ve had to wade individual trials.

Before you give your body over to his hands,
please,
slow down and recognize your body for the sacred temple it is

Remember —
You are complete.
You are not half an individual in or out of a relationship.
You are fearfully, wonderfully, and wholly (holy) made
as you are.