I tried to explain in pretty ways what loving you means to me.
But all the analogies and pictures still couldn’t depict what I want it to.
So, I’m just writing from my heart. To remind you exactly how your love translates for me.
Our love is my favorite. It’s exciting and complicated, fun and insightful. It gives me hope and power to be my best self. Genuine and strong, our love never fails even when we fall short.
It keeps us safe and grounded, it’s challenging and uncomfortable. Our love is real.
All of the ups and downs, trials, errors and tribulations. It hasn’t been easy, but its been every bit of worth it.
Our love makes us stronger individuals, better people. It makes us try, forces us to show up and step outside of ourselves. Loving each other keeps us accountable and responsible, it matured us and continues to teach us along the way.
In our difficult days, in our weakest and darkest hours, our love shines through. Guiding and directing our paths, it’s the beacon for our trust and patience.
We don’t give up on each other.
We don’t doubt each other.
We believe in each other. Always.
No matter the problem, no matter the pain or the shame, we make the choice to choose love everyday. Every fight, we let love win. It’s the solution to everything because we let love be the reason for everything.
Loving you is the easiest difficulty I face, it makes me love myself and more aware of myself. Loving you makes me a better woman.
It makes me whole.
& I’m okay with that.
For a lot of years, I shut our love out. Being selfish. Being scared.
But I trust my love with you. It keeps me going when no one and nothing else can.
Our love gets me through lupus and kidney failure.
Our love gets me through depression and anxiety. It shows up every time, without explanation. Without a request. Without contingencies and conditions.
Our love is strong, and it keeps me stronger.
So, on your birthday, I want you to remember what this love means.
We can get through whatever, as long as we’re together. Don’t ever forget that.
The love we share is forever.
It’s my greatest joy, the best part of life.
Happy birthday, Vato. I love you