Because I love you, I will open my heart to you.
Because I love you, I will not be afraid to let you in and see the darkest
corners in my soul, the parts that even I cower and flee from
Because I love you, I will smile at your family and answer "Hola, como estas mi familia"
Because I love you, I will travel across countries and through time to be with you.
But because I love you, I also have to love myself
I will not allow you to enslave me to your love
I will not allow you to control my mind and my thoughts and emotions
I will not permit the abuse of my soul for the preservation of yours.
Because I love you...I must also love us.