Do you remember when we were first in love and it hurt to be away from each other for even a day? And when we were apart, it felt as if a piece of us was missing? I’ve never stopped feeling that.
The love I felt for you was stronger than any other I’ve experienced. I adored you and your trusting heart, the way you never gave up on me during the rough times.
I loved watching you get so absorbed when you worked on your projects, how you were so passionate about it and the way your eyes lit up always made me smile.
I lived for the little moments when the sun shined on your handsome face and the way your eyes crinkled at the corners a little when you smiled… the way your big hands could be so gentle and warm.
I know we have had our ups and downs, but like trees in strong winds, we’ve swayed and bent until we broke.
I’ve seen you touch lives and move mountains and it was a joy to have spent whatever time I had the chance to spend with you. Because more than anything else, you taught me how to love.
In hindsight, I know why you broke my heart, but back then it had come as a huge blow to me. We were so happy together, at least I thought we were.
To me, life felt perfect, there was no part of it that could’ve gotten any better than it already was.
Little did I know that this was just the calm before the storm. And maybe this calm wasn’t a complete illusion for you. You told me that you were happy with me, that we could really make it work and that you too were in this for the long haul.
But with time I guess you realized what I took forever to realize – that only love is never enough to make a relationship work. You were always the smarter one, the saner one.
You always had your feet firmly planted on the ground while I was always building a million castles in the sky. You were the one who brought the balance to our relationship and you were the one who kept me rooted too because, trust me, without you, I would have been completely lost.
You taught me how to not just dream my dreams but slowly and steadily turn them into tangible realities. You taught me how to cherish every part of me, all of me, no matter how flawed I was.
You taught me how to question everything, to look into the deeper meaning of things that were otherwise so glaringly obvious.
And most importantly, you taught me how to love myself… To be happy with how I looked, with what I had to offer the world.
You showed me that I was capable of achieving so many things that I never thought possible. How could I not love you then? You had shown me all that was beautiful about me and even shown me how to love all that was ugly and ignored about me. How then could I not have fallen for you?
When I think of you these days, I feel like you were sent to me so that I could learn how to love unconditionally. The kind of love starts from within when one accepts themselves completely.
Thank you, a million times over.
One day you just said that it wasn’t working out, I had no clue as to what was not.
Then, one day, you left. And it took me a while to understand what I know now.
We were happy with each other, but we were too different. We weren’t right for each other. We were just two people who were brought together for a brief period of time so that we could learn from each other.
So thank you for teaching me everything meaningful in life and for showing me how to truly love. I hope you are happy because if there’s one person on this planet that deserves complete and pure happiness, it’s you.
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