When we met, I was broken from a previous abusive relationship. I told you my story and you listened. You listened to me as we sat there as two complete strangers. That could have been the last day I saw you. You could have walked out and that would have been a pointless conversation, but you stayed. Eight months later and you are still here for me. You have no idea how much that means to me.
I know that I can be a lot to handle at times..
I'm sorry that I still break down. I'm sorry that I am still sensitive at times. I'm sorry that I shut you out. I'm sorry that I am not always honest or up front with my feelings...I'm just used to bottling things up. I'm sorry that I am not the most social person...it's just hard for me to open up to people.
Because of you, I do have a lot to be thankful for.
Thank you for walking into my life when I needed someone like you. Thank you for being there for me. Thank you for treating me the complete opposite of how I was treated. Thank you for making me feel safe. Thank you for motivating me. Thank you for encouraging me to get help. Thank you for letting me cry to you. Thank you for comforting me. Thank you for being patient with me while I still overcome this. Thank you for always making time for me. Thank you for wanting to know what I think or for my opinion. Thank you for the little things that you do...holding my hand, kissing my forehead, playing with my hair, holding me, making sure I am warm and comfortable, telling me you love me, making sure I am okay, listening to me rant about my day, being there when I have trouble sleeping, and making me feel loved. Thank you for letting me open up to you. Thank you for showing me the right way to be loved. Thank you for showing me that it is okay to love again.
Without you, I don't know where I would be. Without you, I don't know if I would have been able to trust again. Without you, I don't know if I would have been able to love someone again like I love you.
I hope you know that I appreciate everything that you have done for me and continue to do for me. I hope that I can return half of what you have done for me, to you.
I love you.