saying i love you

April 20, 2015 in letters, linkup, love

Dearest Cory,

I don’t even know where to begin, as there is just so much I want to say and so much that you’ve done to my heart and my soul. You came into my life and changed it forever. I will be forever grateful to you for all that you’ve opened my eyes to. Before you, I was hurt and broken; I was naive and desperate. I had a longing for something it turns out I didn’t actually want.

The day we met is one that I will have forever ingrained in my heart. It was easy, I was giddy, and everything fell into place. You push me outside of my comfort zones time and time again, and I cherish every single minute. You have a gentleness about you that I’ve craved my entire life, but you’re strong. Oh, so strong. You have a passion for what you want to do and who you want to be, and I could just look at you, living life and reaching your goals, forever and ever. And not only do you strive and reach your goals, but you’re helping me reach mine. And for that, there simply are no words. You are mesmerizing in my eyes.

Saying I love you was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It still is. I love you, Cory. These three words are some that we say, but I want you to know that I don’t just say them out of routine. Not at all. Every single time I say them, I feel the meaning of them leaving my mouth, rolling off the tongue. I know exactly what I’m saying and the feelings I’m verbalizing to you. I love you. And saying it to you each and every day is something I will never tire of. In your weakest moments, I’ll love you. In the shadows of doubt, I’ll love you. Through the ups and downs that are inevitably in our future, I’ll absolutely love you.

Our love is different, you and I have both admitted to it. It’s never been like this before, and I’m glad. I’m unbelievably blessed to experience a love like ours with you, and I thank God for you every single day. You ground me and are my safehaven. In you, I find refuge and strength. I find love and acceptance and peace. I find joy and adventure and happiness. Ah, happiness. That of which I seek so earnestly, you are a part of it. A big part. And you support me. In my dreams, my goals, my mundane daily routine, my fears and doubts, and in my faith, you support me. You never look down on me or make me feel like I can’t. You lift me up and give me strength. And you walk it all with me, hand in hand and with confidence.

I treasure you, Cory, and I love you. I love you for who you are and what you’ve done to my heart. I love you for every criticism (mostly), for every look into my eyes, every smile, laugh, and fulfilling adventure we find ourselves in. With you, I feel I can conquer the world. I feel that my dreams are attainable and that we dream the same dream. We’re more compatible than I ever thought possible, but God knew. He knew what He was doing every step of the way. This is where we were meant to be, in this moment, in this life. We were brought together to experience this love of ours, and our fairytale will absolutely always be my favorite.  Saying I love you is easy. It’s joy. It’s comfort. It’s abounding happiness.

I love you,

Linking up with Amber for THE LETTER LINKUP.

1 Comment

  • Amber Thomas April 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    The sweetness in here. So beautiful and bountiful and obvious. I think it's so simple to turn I love yous into a part of the daily routine as you walk out the door and head to bed at night… But the reminder that we've got to make those words into a MUCH larger, MUCH more meaningful moment is just PERFECT. 🙂

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