It’s been some time since we’ve been together. We’ve long exhausted the honeymoon stage of our relationship and we’ve come down to real life. There is no ore floating through time and space on a cloud with tiny hearts buzzing around our heads; we have entered reality.
Yet it seems that despite the early parts of our relationship coming to an end, we have remained strong together. It is your heart that beats in time with mine, as we take on both life’s pleasures and pains. We walk through life no longer on clouds and hearts, but on trust and commitment. It’s amazing to think that at our age, being so young, yet expected to be an adult, that this was one commitment that has been easy. You are easy to love. And that comes from years of experiences together.
We have grown together, from carefree teens, to adults with responsibilities, jobs, and lives that do not always mesh. But above it all, our hearts, though not always beating together, keep the rhythm that helps us dance our way through life.
It’s true, not every moment is perfect. I have said words that have hit you like a tidal waves, and I had intentions of hurting you. And you’ve fired back at me with daggers that dig deep into my soul and then you turn the knife. But through this, we grow. Apologies have taken us above and beyond those tenacious attempts to batter one another, eventually leading us back down the path of love which we momentarily strayed from. And when we find our way back we move through the beauty of love and life gracefully, as we once did before.
We have built a life together. Maybe not physically, but I have watched you build pillars of your dreams and you hold my pedestals of hopes high and remind me that I am deserving. Our achievements and downfalls have grown us together and kept us grounded in reminders that love can make us fly.
So to the boy who has my heart, thank you; for growing with me. Excelling and falling. Achieving and failing. Picking me up, and most of all, loving.
I could never replace you.
Your other half