To The Guy Who’s Showing Me Every Day How Great Love Can Be

You came into my life unexpectedly, when I wasn’t looking for anyone at all. I practically swore off men and relationships to keep my heart protected, but when I met you, all those boundaries I’d set up just dissolved. The way I love you isn’t like anything I’ve experienced before and the connection we have is otherworldly. That’s how I know it’s the realest love I will ever experience:

  1. Our meeting felt like serendipity. There have been countless moments in both our pasts when we could have bumped into each other but didn’t. It’s like the universe was making us both experience certain things so that when we did finally meet, we’d know without a shadow of a doubt that we were prefect for each other.
  2. I regret less of my bad decisions. Not because I don’t see them as bad decisions but because every single one of them led me to you. They made me who I am today and who I am now is someone that’s fully capable of loving you in and out. I’d go through it all again if I knew it would lead me to you.
  3. I’m thankful for all the jerks I’ve had. If it wasn’t for my previous boyfriends being so horrible to me, I wouldn’t have left them. They would still be in my life or in my heart but now that I have you, I couldn’t be more thankful for them being them.
  4. I finally understand what I’ve been waiting for. All my life, I’ve felt as though I was waiting for something but couldn’t quite put a finger on what it was. Now that I have you, it’s all become clear: I was waiting for you.
  5. I’m not afraid of messing things up because I know we’ll do what it takes to make this work. I’m going to act crazy sometimes and I’m not going to be perfect. How I feel about you is a way I’ve never felt about anyone and although it scares me to know what that can do to me, I won’t allow myself to fight it. Neither of us are perfect and we don’t need to be — the important thing is that we’re willing to put on the work to keep our love alive and thriving.
  6. You make me want things I never wanted. Before I met you, the idea of marriage and kids was ridiculous and just not something I wanted. I thought that all those ‘happy families’ were liars and quite frankly out of their minds. But now, for the first time in my life, I can picture myself being a loving wife and mother, and it’s because of how I feel about you.
  7. In the short time I’ve loved you, you’ve changed me for the better. I was always confident in myself before I met you but now, because of you, I want to be a better person and I continue to work towards that. I see more for myself than I ever have and that’s because of your support and encouragement.
  8. I accept your past without question and I know you accept mine. We’ve all made mistakes and decisions in the past that we’re not proud of, but our histories don’t define us. We understand that about one another and instead of judging each other for where we’ve been, we focus on where we’re going.
  9. All those love songs finally make sense. I have never taken love songs as seriously as I do now that I love you. Whenever I would hear them in past relationships, it always felt as though something was missing and I couldn’t possibly understand what they were singing about. But now, I finally listen to those lyrics and feel as though I have what they have.
  10. If I had to, I’d wait forever for you. It’s not like I would want to wait forever for you to be ready to build a future with me, but if my only option was to lose you or wait for you, I’d spend the rest of my life waiting. There’s nothing more depressing to me than being with someone for the sake of a relationship so now that I’ve found someone worth more than a relationship status, there’s no way I could be with anyone else again.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

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