To my boyfriend, the love of my life, and my soulmate: Happy Valentine’s Day.
On this special day, I realize that all the romantic flowers, presents, and celebrations are secondary. You are the best gift to ever happen to me. With you, every day feels like Valentine’s Day with the infinite joy, adventure, and love that you shower upon me.
I can’t believe how far we have come. When we first got together, I had no idea that we would last this long and get through so much together. Adversity and trouble have not defeated us but rather bonded us deeper and made us more committed in our devotion to each other. Time has not changed us but allowed us to grow side-by-side.
When I look at you, I feel like I must have done something right to be able to meet and fall in love with you. Love has always been a bumpy ride, full of hurdles and a series of heartbreaks. But you, you make me feel safe and secure and like I’m enough the way I am. You open my eyes to how simple love really is, with two people falling in love and staying in love. I’m so glad and relieved that none of my previous relationships lasted, because it’s you that I want to spend my whole life with.
For the first time, I can see a forever. The future no longer scares me with you by my side. In fact, I’m looking forward to seeing what it has in store for us. I can see myself walking down the aisle with you, with all our family and friends there to witness our special day. I can visualize us reciting our vows, till death do us part, and meaning every word of it. I imagine us moving into our first home, getting to wake up next to you every day, doing our chores together, and being inseparable. I can imagine our family welcoming another little human who looks like you and me combined and growing old with you.
Thank you for choosing me out of all the other million matches and knowing that I’m the only one you want. Thank you for embarking on this journey with me and doing your absolute best for us. Thank you for always being there for me and loving me unconditionally. Thank you for being the best boyfriend that I could ever wish for — I’m so incredibly fortunate to have you.
To be honest, I never thought that I would find love, let alone be in a committed, blissful relationship. At the beginning of our relationship, I couldn’t get over how easy everything seemed to be and kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. I couldn’t believe that I had finally found the love that I was looking for. Yet you proved me wrong, and our love story flourished unexpectedly and made me the happiest I’ve ever been.
On this Valentine’s Day, I want to thank you for thinking the world of me and for trying to give me the best you have. Thank you for being my valentine today and for the rest of our lives. Thank you for loving me not only today, but for loving me all 365 days of the year.