As I Am

Written by: Laura Malmstrom

I never promised you perfect. 	
I can promise you drama, bad jokes, tantrums, and tears. 
I can also promise you moments of quiet reflection, infinite trust, passionate reconciliation,   
      and unconditional love…no matter what. 
When I love, I love completely; body, heart, and soul; I know of no other way. 
Push me, kick me, cut me to the bone; you will not break me. 
I thrust when I should parry; advance when I should retreat. 
I am not wounded and broken; some damsel in need of rescue. 
I am a beautiful, frustrating, complicated mess...and I like it that way. 
So save your judgments; open your mind...and heart.
Love me…as I am…if you dare...