Years later, I still wonder about us.
How we’ve made it work, even when it hasn’t.
How I can possibly despise and adore you, sometimes within minutes – seconds – of each other.
Every year I remember how lucky I am to have had you for another calendar spin. With every tick of your old man clock, I am reminded of what we share every day.
People are in our lives. Everyone has people. People you see daily, people you talk to and interact with and share whatever.
But I get to share your life. Night times, deadlines, events, accomplishments. Anticipation, elation, worry and disappointment. Dirty socks and broken shoes. Car trouble and bill paying, raises and check cashing. Frustration and forgetfulness, small victories. Large victories.
Curly blond fireball tear fits, video game lessons and front seat companionships.
First tries, second tries. Last tries.
You are the first person I want to tell about anything, everything.
You are the opinion I trust and the approval I seek most.
In everything I do I see you.
We have experiences ahead. Things that will be difficult and things that we never thought we could do.
But when we do them, it will be together. And I’m so lucky to have that.
You’re my best friend, you’re the love I never thought existed, and it’s your birthday.
I love you.