If you’d asked me four years ago whether we would still be together, I would have said no. We are so different in so many ways. I’m an optimist. You’re a realist. I’m emotional. You’re logical. I’m a sap. You’re…well…okay, I’ve totally turned you into a sap.
Now, four years later, I understand that our differences are what make us better. They shape us, mold us, and help us to grow into better versions of ourselves. You make me better.
If you’d asked me four years ago if I thought I knew what love was, I would have said yes. But I had the wrong idea of what love truly was.
Now, four years later, I can steadfastly say that I have learned what love truly is. You show me the true definition of love every single day. I’m amazed at your patience, kindness, and the way you handle my craziness with grace and lots of dry humor. I look up to you. I want to be more like you.
If you’d asked me four years ago whether I was comfortable sharing every part of myself with another man, I would have said no. I was too busy hating my body and too encompassed in self-destructive behaviors. But you stood by me every step of the way, holding me as I shook because I was too afraid to be touched – too afraid to feel love that I didn’t think I deserved.
Now, four years later, I know that I deserve love. I’m not afraid to be touched. I’m not afraid of anything when I’m with you. Now, I know we deserve each other. I know we need each other.
Now, four years later, my heart literally fills with joy at the thought of what lies ahead. We encourage each other every day to grow and push ourselves outside of our comfort zones. It’s not easy but that’s the sheer beauty of it all. Even when it’s difficult, I know we’ll come out strong. I have so much faith in us.
Happy anniversary! I love you.