Coffee for Your Heart- I Love You More

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I Love You More

By Susie Teramura


“I love you more

Than all the stars

Abraham counted,” she says

To me

And kisses me big

All after the dramatic

‘Get- out- of –the- bath- but -I -don’t- want to ‘ show down

And she asks me to tell her how much I love her

Hard to top that one

To wrap my words around

Feelings so big

But I try

I love you more than…

All the stars in the universe,

Fish in the ocean,

Grains of sand on the beach,

More than the leaves

On every tree,

In every forest, in

Every corner

Of the world.

And she yawns,

Eyes close tender

I am still talking soft,

Brainstorming really,

How to describe this love of mine,

This love of Yours,

Father, Maker

One named Love,


And so I go on

Changing a pronoun or two

Making it mine,

Hearing Your song of love for me too

And with the sound of

Hammer hitting nails,

It starts to ring true,

“All I want, child,

Is to be with you.

Together, forever,

Every second,

Every breath,

I loved you more,

So I conquered death”


And then You lean in

And whisper so dear

A word fresh,

And new to my ear,


“I like you too

I really,


Like you

The way you look

And the way you smile

I’d like to sit with

You for a while,

To hear your heart,

And to share mine,

To tell you of my love

Too big and wild

To be contained

And then let it fall

On you

Like a drenching rain.

Soaking through

To your insides,

To the things

You like to hide,

So that finally,

Through and through,

You will know

That I’m crazy

In love with you.”


I glance at her

So peaceful,

Loved and known,

And know in my heart

I am Your own.

Psalm 135:4

 For the Lord has chosen Jacob (me) to be his own, …. to be his treasured possession.


Deuteronomy 14:2

 for you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.


Zechariah 2:8

 For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “……..for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—


Deuteronomy 32:10

 In a desert land he found (her), in a barren and howling waste. He shielded (her) and cared for (her); he guarded (her) as the apple of his eye.

6 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- I Love You More

  1. I absolutely love it!! So beautiful! 🙂 I really liked the drenching rain part and the I really like you part too! 😉

  2. Oh how I know that he loves me but some days it just doesn’t feel like it! I’m not sure why that is — why our hearts know the truth but our feelings tell us otherwise? What beautiful thoughts — to think about the love you have for your child and then consider the love that God has for us, his children — too much for our hearts to hold, isn’t it? Susie, your sweet girl sounds like such a joy — what a perfect little piece of himself he has blessed you with! Thank you for sharing your heart (as always!) with us!

    1. Valerie- yes- I think so too- I think that is why I keep blogging – it keeps me telling myself the truth and the things I have such a hard time getting ahold of! 🙂 His love for me is like that for me often-I know it in my head but have more trouble getting my heart to believe it esp on a hard day!- She is such a blessing- (even when she is challenging 😉 thankful for the ways he has shown himself to me through her and all of my children in such individual ways. sending love tonight-xo

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