This Year With You Has Changed Me

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This year with you has changed me because you’ve shown me love in ways I didn’t know before. You’ve shown me love that makes me understand what real love is, an understanding I’ve gained from only you.

You’ve shown me the kind of love that lifts me, the kind of love that makes my worst day better, the kind of love that makes me feel like I can do anything, be anything I aspire to, the kind of love that fills me with certainty, and diminishes doubt, the kind of love that quiets the little voice inside my head telling me I can’t, the kind of love that assures me I can.

You’ve shown me the kind of love that makes me happy, the kind of love that fills my days and nights with genuine laughter, and not just giggles that sit on the surface, but the good kind of laughter, the kind of deep laughs that make me forget every worry and allow me to be with you in that moment, to enjoy that moment with no concern for tomorrow. You’ve shown me the kind of love that shares happiness when all I’ve ever known is the kind of love that expends it.

You’ve shown me the kind of love that allows for understanding, whether it’s attempting to understand each other, or simply attempting to try new things, things we thought we otherwise might never do, or like, or be interested in. We try them for love. We try to understand them for love. Because that’s what your love does. It shows me acceptance. It opens my mind. It doesn’t just make me venture outside of my comfort zone, it makes me forget the comfort zone ever existed.

You’ve shown me the kind of love that used to scare me, the kind of love that I had the fear of losing, and you’ve shown me that there’s nothing to be afraid of. You’ve shown me the kind of love that defies fear, the kind of love that’s so great it makes your fears feel like stepping stones instead of mountains.

You’ve shown me love in the moments I think I don’t deserve it, and you’ve shown me that I thought wrong. That I do deserve your love, that I deserve all kinds of love, but even more than that, you’ve shown me that I don’t need to search for reason. That I don’t need to question why you love me. You’ve made me realize that I can be loved, that love is something I’m worthy of. You’ve shown me the kind of love that has instilled a love within myself, a love for myself.

You’ve shown me love that has defied any and every expectation of what I thought love could be. This year with you has changed me in every good way. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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