How do I love you? Let me count the ways:
1. I love you because you have a laugh that is even louder than mine. When the both of us are laughing, no one looks at me. They look at us both.
2. I love you because you made me ofada sauce and got me slippers. I didn’t ask for the slippers and that sauce was lovely.
3. I love you because you finally learned to save! Do you know how many times I actually started creating a budget for you? When you told me you had finally started, I was so relieved.
4. I love you because you don’t indulge my flights of generosity. Because I have had to trick you to get you to take something from me. I plan to keep remembering. It makes me smile.
5. I love you because you’re honest. And principled. And it’s nice to know I can count on you.
6. I love you because you sent me that document almost 5 times. You could simply have given up. But you sent them so many times until I could finally read it. Thank you!
7. I love you because you call me. You hold me accountable. You and Ife are kinda the only reasons I haven’t deleted my WhatsApp. Kinda.
8. I love you because you’ve made my godmother leave me at your house. Like, I didn’t even realize that it had gotten so late.
9. I love you because you called me to ask me to describe you. Here’s another one: You rock.
10. I love you because when you’re at home, you only wear skirts. It’s funny to me because… Well, it’s just funny.
11. I love you because you keep foisting earrings on me. And threatening me if I dare give them out. You can be scary.
12. I love you because when you, me, Tomi and Ife go out, I don’t feel so alone because you’re dark skinned too. And it also comes out in pictures.
13. I love you because you taught Ife some bad language.
14. I love you because you buy me credit and send it to me. It’s so nice!
15. I love you because you like food as much as I do. You’re one of the only people who does not comment on my portions or tell me I’m eating too much or too little.
16. I love you because you help in tangible ways always. When I told you I wanted to prepare a document, you sent me articles for pointers and you keep following up.
17. I love you because you’re a bully. In your own way. And usually for other people.
18. I love you because you can calm my temper down by displaying some of yours.
19. Because, beauty consultant.
20. I love you because when I was saying I’d probably not have kids, you told me you had to see a child with my face in the future. It’s one of the reasons I’m coming around to the idea.
21. Because you gave me a mug that says “Good morning Beautiful”
22. Because you make the best Mac and cheese ever
23. Because you make me feel good, important, loved.
I’m happy you’re alive sweetie. May God bless you very abundantly for me.