How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

My favorite poem….


At the premiere of The Long Road Home. You must watch this amazing show on Nat Geo!

The Long Road Home relives a heroic fight for survival when a platoon from Fort Hood was ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Baghdad — a day that came to be known as “Black Sunday.

It’s not just about war, it’s about family. Love for their family got these men through something awful. They fought to protect each other to make sure they got back safe to their wives and children.