Having a real connection with someone is extraordinary. When you truly connect with someone it doesn’t matter the circumstance, the distance, the situation, your life will change. The connection can be ignored, set aside or even walked away from, but that doesn’t change anything. You have a bond that digs deeper than that and it will not let go. You will know it’s real when no matter how much times passes, the second you’re in their presence you are instantly swept back into the moment you left them. A real connection is undeniable.
But that doesn’t mean every person who comes into our lives is worthy or capable of that connection.
There are people who we love. Those people come into our lives and it’s a nice feeling but doesn’t cause waves and it leaves as fast as it arrived.
There are people who come into our lives that we settle for. Those people may be what we think we deserve and sadly they can knock us down to their level if we let them.
Then, there is the person we’re meant for. That person comes into our lives and it feels like home. Our souls find familiarity in one another.
I have met each of these people. I have spent a lot of years seeking affection. I would momentarily obtain it but it was never satisfying. I gave bits and pieces of myself to people that never really earned it. I was hurt repeatedly but was okay with that because I thought I deserved it. I had a resentment buried down inside of me so deep it had tainted my being.
I let myself believe their words. I was told I wasn’t good enough and I believed it. I had never looked into someone’s eyes and saw love. I just kept living with mediocrity. I had pieces of completely different puzzles patched together that created a sad looking picture.
Then I met you.
Meeting you was an instant connection, a gravity that was impossible to fight. I realized in that moment every person I had encountered and every decision I had made led me to you. All the hurt and unhappiness seemed insignificant. My soul had finally found a home and I knew I was bound to you. I knew I would always love you.
I love you because you are my best friend. I can laugh and be a complete dork with you and it feels so good.
I love you because you have seen me at my absolute worst and didn’t even think twice.
I love you because you’re the first person I call or text when something good or bad happens in my life.
I love you because you put effort into knowing who I am as a person. Not who you want me to be.
I love you because no one has ever loved me like you love me. No one has ever made me feel worthy of love like you do.
I love you because pouring my heart out to you is second nature. I have told you things I have never told anyone and you know the deepest darkest parts of me. I have told you my hopes and dreams, my disappointments and the low points in my life and you hold me like you feel them too.
I love you because you speak to me in a loving way and you don’t try to hurt me. When I cry, you are there to wipe my tears no matter the reason. When I am a mess you pick me up and when I am stuck in my head you are patient with me.
I love you because you’re never jealous or spiteful or hateful in any way. You love me with an unselfish love that is wrapped up in trust and mutual respect.
I love you because you are the strongest person I have ever met and I admire you more than you will ever know.
I love you because you have made my life better in more ways that I can put into words. You make the ordinary extraordinary and I am lucky to be loved by you.
No matter where life takes us, I promise to treat you like every day is Valentine’s day because you truly deserve it. In fact, you deserve more than I could ever give you, but I will spend my life trying. I will spend my life making you smile, devoting myself to you and loving you with nothing but a deep, fierce love. I will never take our love for granted because a connection like we have is once in a lifetime… That much I know.
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