I'm not into PDA, and do not idolize the other half. SF, on the other hand, is not the one to profess a lot -- in words or otherwise.
I love yous are no longer commonly uttered when there's hardly time to even talk.
Last week, however, something was said.
We'd just returned from a trip to Penang. The first in almost 2 1/2 years. The last time we were there, Karen wasn't even conceived yet.
Back home, sitting in the bedroom, I asked if Penang was greatly missed.
Definitely, for the food, SF said.
Apart from the food, did he really miss Penang, I probed.
A moment in his thoughts, and this came out: I don't miss Penang because you're here with me.
That was the best thing he's ever said to me. Ever. It beats all the I love yous, I'd say.
Too sweet. Simply profound.