Technically, the sentence “I love you because I’ve been a jerk” doesn’t make much sense. Maybe, “I love you because
Perhaps, being a jerk and doing dumb stuff in the past has shown me how much I stand to lose. You are, outside of my faith, the most positive thing in my life. You, the kids, and then I guess the rest of the family.
You are the truest, least full of guile, most honorable person I know. You and my dad. 🙂
I know this is about you, but sometimes I see myself against the background of you and shutter. I’m s0 blessed to have you and honored that you’ve stuck with me these years.