Fate

Somehow we found our way back to each other. Being best friends at 16, you know a sacred piece of my life that many people in my adult life will never know. At 37, I marvel over and am insanely proud of the man you have become. It a huge honor to be able to be a part of life with you again.

We talk everyday, and whenever we do, my heart falls a little more in love with you; you are the sweetest man I have ever known. I feel safe around you, and I know and trust with my whole heart that you will protect my feelings. I have never experienced this level of comfort, ease, or confidence in any relationship.

You, my love, are so vulnerable with me. Because I know how hard that is for you I will always promise to keep your feelings safe, and to keep your secrets tucked away in my heart. You are always at the forefront of my mind, and I can’t imagine it being any other way. You tell me the most random stuff about your day, but also talk to me about things that are hard for you. It’s the best and most meaningful thing in my life.

So, why are we just friends and why can’t we be more? I am going to be patient, because I love you. I love the way you say my name, I love the way you send me voice messages when I’m driving because you want to keep me safe from texting and driving, I love how deep and sexy your voice is, I love how you consider me in the things you do, I love how your arms feel around me when you hug me, I love the inside jokes we have, I love seeing you laughing and smiling, I love competing against you in Mario Kart, I love that you help me feel seen. I love you so much. You don’t know it yet, but I’m going to marry you one day, and spend a lifetime being your best friend forever.

These will be my loving vows to you:

I vow you never stop being your friend. When times get hard, I will stand by you and we will weather that storm together.

I vow to always be playful with you and bring fun into our lives.

I vow to be someone who you can trust and who helps you see all the good that you are.

I vow to do everything I can to be the support you need in the the easy time and hard times.

I vow to let you win sometimes.

I vow to never stop holding your hand.

I vow to be your partner for the rest of our lives.

I vow to always do the dishes after you cook for us.

Here is to us, dear. 💛

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