A Letter to G.

Since it’s my birthday today, I thought I would gift you guys with a double post. A week ago was and I’s 19 month anniversary. I remember the first time I met him in August of 2014. He’s my rock, my best friend and my love. I decided to write him this letter because I haven’t written him a letter in about a month or so, and the last letter I wrote him wasn’t a happy letter.

Dear G,

I love you. These past 19 months have been wonderful and there is not one day that has gone by that I have not been proud to be your girlfriend. Our relationship has not always been easy and we have had our ups and downs just like any other couple. But I feel that we are special because we get through everything together, and because the love we have for one another allows us to overcome many odds.

Our relationship started as a secret because of us working together and the no dating policy. Despite only seeing each other two days a week because of our differing work schedules, and it being so hard on me watching you leave work to spend time with our friends when I wanted to see you, it was an amazing experience to work together and have all the fun that we did. We progressively started seeing each other more; it went from 2 days to 3 to 6 to every single day. It makes me happy when I get out of school or work because I know I will get to see you, hold you and kiss you.

This time last year we deleted our social media accounts because of problems that we were having. It was a tough time, but we made it through and beat the odds. Even though some people think it is silly to not have social media or to have the rules that we have, these decisions we make are keeping us strong, open and honest. Social media opened the pornography can of worms that I was not prepared to deal with at the time. This last year has been an eyeopening experience for me. It showed me that you truly have to do things differently if you want to see any sort of changes made that you want for yourself and your partner.

Despite all the tough times, I am madly in love with you and my love continues to grow for you every single day. Getting through these trying times shows me that we are truly meant to be together, and are meant to grow in Christ together. It is not always easy, but nothing ever worth having comes easily. You know stuff about me that nobody else knows, and I know stuff about you that nobody else knows. The love you show towards me every day shows that you care about me, love me, and prioritize myself and my happiness. I know that you are human and will make mistakes sometimes. So will I. What matters is that we both put effort into trying hard for one another and we try to be conscientious of what our words, behaviors and actions do to one another, and attempt to adapt to our observations.

You are a strong, handsome, funny and loving man. Your smile warms my heart, your arms warm my body, your feet warm my feet (<3), and everything you do for me shows me how much you love me, and want to be with me. I can’t wait to be Mrs. G someday, and I know that you want to propose at the right time. I want to be with you forever, regardless of your baggage. I want to work with you and help you be the person you want to be, just like how I want you to help me become the person I want to be. I am thankful for you being apart of my life, and for being there for me. For giving me experiences I have always wanted when other people ignored me. For standing up for me and teaching me to stand up for myself. For giving me courage to address my anxiety and depression. For being the love of my life.

I love you G. ❤

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