Dear United States Marine [my monkey boy],
As cheesy as it sounds, you have completely and utterly stolen my heart. How did you manage to do that? I don’t have the slightest idea. All I know is that you have.
I have come to terms with a lot of things concerning you in the past four years. In the beginning I was convinced that I could be nothing more than a friend. Then all of a sudden I found myself caught up in all that was you. I knew that you were trouble, someone that might not ever care about me the way I would undoubtedly come to care for you. You have hurt me, and many of our loved ones. You have manipulated people and done things I cannot even fathom.
You once told me that if I fell for you, you would be there to catch me. Well, when I finally had the courage to free fall of that cliff of fear, you weren’t there. And yet…I still care for you. We have gone through a lot, and somehow I am still standing here beside you, holding your hand.
But as I said above, I have come to terms with it all. Now that you are leaving, the thought of never seeing you is too much for me to bear. Despite the pain, I can’t help but think that this isn’t over, and that one day you will once again be in my life. And until that day comes, I will be waiting. Not waiting, as in I won’t live out my life and realize my dreams because I will. But I will also wait for you, because there is no one else like you, and you know me, I’m not the type to settle.
I’ll Love You Always,
ps: Go be the best damn marine out there, and don’t you dare get yourself killed.