We reconnected five years ago and it has been nothing short of a miracle. It was hard to even consider dating after a lengthy and volatile relationship that lasted for 5 years and ultimately ended with a child. I naively thought we could make it work. It didn't and when I realized that I was devastated; devastated but not heartbroken.
When you reached out through Facebook I wasn't ready to start something new with anyone. But I figured after all this time (6 years later and a failed relationship) that we could be friends. Having dated you for two years in high school and having been head-over-heels for you, I was skeptical. Fucking terrified. After all, the stakes were higher now. I was a new mom with a newborn; it doesn't get any crazier than that.
One thing I have always known is that for me, you've always been the one. You were the "one" for me when we were 16 years old and you've been the one for me ever since. My muse, my support system. I've learned that true love is being with someone who looks at you like you're nothing short of magic. Someone who puts up with ALL of your bullshit because guess what, we all have our own issues. I have to admit I may have more than most. Someone who loves you a little bit more on the days you forget to love yourself.
We picked up where we left off all those years ago and I am absolutely sure that is because fate wanted it this way. Sometimes I forget how lucky I am, we both are, to have found each other after all that time.
Being together hasn't always been easy; raising a child that isn't yours has had it's headaches as well. BUT you never give up; you're relentless. You always put your money where your mouth is and you remind us how much you love us each and everyday. You rise to every.single.occasion.
Loving someone isn't easy; it means that you promise to love them even on the
"bad" days. There will be a LOT of bad days and a LOT of good days. You will learn to weather the storm together knowing that at the end of the day, you have each other.
I guess what I am trying to say is THANK YOU. Thank you for being that amazing, loving, sweet, romantic boyfriend that you are. For always proving to me and Anthony that we are worth it all. Life is truly better when we're together. I LOVE YOU.
Dedicated to my long time lover & boyfriend, Christopher.