if i only knew

If I only knew the storms we'd weather,
Paths untrodden, hearts tethered together.
In the unknown, we became light as a feather.

If I only knew the strength in our tears,
The joy and pain, the passing years.
In our shared journey, love appears.

If I only knew of the lessons to come,
The battles fought, the victories won.
In hindsight's glow, we understand the sum.