He is a man who is bold; he knows what he wants and is not afraid to go for it, make his intentions known. This man has a crystal clear vision about who he is and what he wants to achieve. He is not afraid of his emotions, or scared to be vulnerable.
When he looks at her, he sees her. Really sees her. He sees not with his eyes but with his heart. He feels her in his mind, his breath, his Soul. He embraces her Strength, her weaknesses and flaws and encourages her to be the best woman she can be. He recognises the woman in front of him; the heart of gold, the pureness of heart and freedom of Spirit. What she does interests him. He wants to see her happy. He loves to see her smile. He wants to protect her, look after her despite her independence.
He sees through her invisible barriers, brings out the vulnerable young girl…that playful young girl and encapsulates her in his heart, protects her with his might so, never again will she feel unsafe or insecure. He does not complete her, as she is already complete. He simply allows her to Be. He does not patronise or demean, but recognises the small child that resides within the warrioress woman and dutifully protects her like the Guardian of her Heart.
Protective, not possessive. He likes her to have her own freedom. He loves her free spirited nature. She’s a thinker, a creator, a visionary. He supports her in her dreams and has faith in her vision.
She asked God to send her a man who falls in love with her mind. A man who seeks to enhance her light, not dim it; a man who lets the butterfly fly, not crush it; a man who smiles when she succeeds and holds her hand when she fails; a man who, through it all, is the wind beneath her sails. He sees her Inner Beauty and recognises that her outer beauty is merely a reflection of her Heart, her Soul, her Innermost Being.
He.. sees no weakness in putting his woman first, sees no shame in words like “I love you” or “you mean everything to me,” sees no embarrassment in expressing his desires to her, seeks no hiding place in which to allow his love to dwell unheard. No, this man stands boldly beside her. He is her equal and she, his. Masculine and feminine energy together entwined, beautifully complemented like ying and yang on FIRE!
He has her back, stands unashamedly shrouded in Loyalty, cloaked in Trust and in turn is entrusted with her heart; this, he holds with the greatest of care and utmost respect. Anything less from himself, he will not accept. He does not place her on a pedestal or enforce false and unrealistic expectations on her but accepts her as all that she was, is and will be to come.
Together they have a great sense of adventure, a great sense of fun. Unified, they explore together, love together and, most importantly, laugh together. Humour is the river that runs through all things. Humour creates a sense of lightness, like flying with wings. Lightness brings a free flowing energy essential to survive. Without laughter, you miss the joy and beauty underlying all things.
He may not be a hopeless romantic- a Romeo- but knows how to create a sense of romance when needed. He may not care about anniversaries or birthdays but does so because it is important to her. He may not care about the same things as she does, but shows an interest because he knows and understands her interests, her friends and her family are an extension of her.
This man can compromise, but also knows when to put his Queen in her place. Boldly and gently, he has the ability to tell her where and when she is going wrong and gently steer her in the right direction again. He knows when to speak firmly and when to whisper, when to talk and when to listen. He knows when to wipe away her tears and when to let them fall. When hard times hit, this man does not hold grudges or punish but communicates. He speaks up for his rights and acknowledges hers.
He speaks highly of those he loves, holds them in high esteem; is not afraid to hold up his Queen. He demonstrates a tenacity, a commitment to sticking things through. He sees in her a partner, not a girlfriend, a partnership, not a lover. He sees a relationship as two people steering the boat together, working towards a greater vision. Two ships passing in the night is not an option. When one falls down one helps the other up. Giving up is not an option. This man, when he says “forever”, he means forever. He knows what he wants and who he was born to be. He isn’t afraid of “competition” because he recognises True Love when he experiences it and loyalty when he sees it. He knows his own worth and value. This man, although warm and affectionate, is a …a soldier when it comes to protecting his Kingdom. An Archangel Michael protector with a heart of gold. Courageous lion with the heart of a cuddling bear. He knows when to bare his teeth and when to bear his heart.
He delivers on his promises as he knows it strengthens Trust in which solid foundations are set. He does not seek to make her jealous or destablise her; he only wants to build her up and enhance her. He knows the stronger he builds her, the stronger the union. When he looks her in the eye, he sees his children before him…the mother of his children.. and his heart cries out to love and protect her with fibre in is body, with every waking day; for in him are the makings of a loving father, one who would lie down his life for them no matter the circumstance, season or tide. He sees in his future family, a sense of achievement, legacy and pride. He is the King of his castle and he sees his woman as his Queen. Whatever they do have or do not, they work through life together as a team. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. For this is how True Love works you see.
But how can he be all these things? I hear you ask.
For He, is a reflection of Her……