I have grown to understand that there are so many more forms of love than what’s engraved in my mind. I have come to understand that you can let someone go and still be in love with them.
I understood that you don’t get to be with the people you love all the time. I understood that you don’t always get to be part of each other’s lives, but that doesn’t mean that your love for them stops.
I understood that even if you can’t see them any longer or text them or call them to tell them that you love them, this isn’t the only way of expressing love. I understood that to love someone who’s no longer in your life could mean wishing them love and happiness every time they cross your mind. I learned that you can love them by remembering them in your prayers and remembering the good about them. I understood that you could forgive someone despite everything because of your love for them, yet still choose to not make them part of your life. It’s about genuinely wanting the best for them and deeply hoping that they get to be happy in their lives, even if you don’t get to be a part of that life.
I learned that you can still love someone despite all the heartbreak and hurt that they might have caused you. I learned that you can decide to keep someone away from you for your own good, despite all the love and strong feelings you might be holding for them.
So, this is me loving you from a distance, because I know that it’s better this way. This is me loving you but only choosing to love you differently, because I love myself too and I know that choosing to love you this way is the right thing for me, even if it’s a hard way to love someone and even if it’s not the most convenient one.