How do you love me? I'll help you count the ways....
You love me enough to encourage me to sing my everlasting praise.
You love me for the wondrous miracles I daily do perform.
You love me in spite of comments I make that bring about the storm.
You love me for the committees on which I diligently have served.
You love me for the improvement opportunities I inform you I've observed.
You love me for the SMART-goaled care plans I research and then I write.
You love me for dealing with the problems that I help come into the light.
You love me for providing entertainment and cheering my coworkers on.
You love me for dressing like a rock star and singing an encouraging song.
You love me for taking ownership for more than what I'm tasked.
You love me for asking hard questions that truly need to be asked.
You love me for my opinions, which I so freely share.
You love me for inspiring the color of your newly graying hair.
You love me for telling you the truth, no matter what the cost.
You love me for the untold hours of sleep that because of me you've lost.
Alas you do not love me enough for my banker to be extra pleased-
'Cuz this year I'm not eligible for my pay-step to be increased. :^(
So next year, my current accomplishments I'll have to outdo,
In order to help you sing the praises of your one and only Mary Lou! ;^)