You don't run with the crowd.

Because you aren't with them, because you aren't like anybody else… I love you. I love you because you're scared to go out after dark; your fear is something we'll eventually overcome—together. I'll help you. I'm here forever, and I'll show you… make you believe that you're beautiful.

I know sometimes you feel like you don't fit in.

Even though you feel like you don't fit in, you do. You fit perfectly into my arms, into my life. I love you because you're different, eccentric. Embrace it, baby. I love you for you.

In your eyes I see all the love I'll ever need.

All the love I'll ever need. You are everything to me. You're the first person I talk to in the morning, and the last person I talk to before I go to sleep. I love you. And in your eyes, when I kiss you, when you smile at me, when I'm with you… Your eyes light up, and with that, you light up my world.

You've won me with all that you do.

Unintentionally, you've won me with everything you do. Your walk? Magical. Your fears and weaknesses? I love you more for them. The things you do, like leaving me little notes telling me how much you love me. I just want you to know that I love what makes you you. You're different, and for that, I love you.

You're all I need.

Teaching me, you've been so kind. You could be my substitute for air, my water and my food. I don't need anything else. I love you… and I need you… I just want you to know that you... you're my everything. I can't live without you.

You don't know how you've touched my life.

In so many ways that I just can't describe, you've been here for me, touching everything special in my heart, and in my life. You blow me away with the care and gentleness that courses through you, and makes me a better person.

What makes you different?

Fully, you're not like the rest. You take me as I am, the way I come to you, stupid mistakes bared and hanging out for you to see. You're loving and supportive of whatever I happen to be obsessed with at the moment. You wear bright colors and skinny jeans, and like to have your hair a certain way. I love you for those things. I also love you for things that matter, like the way you kiss me at night, the way you dance with me in the rain, the way your body moves with mine when we waltz. The way your body will move with mine when we finally make love. I want to make love—more than anything—with you, and only you. You're worth waiting for.

What's there inside you shines through to me.

Unconditionally, you mean everything to me. I love you for everything that you are, and everything that you're going to be. I don't think I can get the point across strongly enough. I'm in love with you, for the rest of my life.

You taught me what love is supposed to be.

Like a tree, our love has grown so much because you taught me what I can be, who I can be with you. I'm so in love with you that I can hardly think about it without getting overly excited… I'll love you 'til the very day my heart stops beating.

What makes you different,

Makes you beautiful,

What's there inside you,

Shines through to me,

In your eyes I see,

All the love I'll ever need,

What makes you different,

Makes you beautiful to me.

I'm in love with you.

Will you marry me?

Love,

Forever and Always,

Alexander James Mclean