My darling William,
One year ago today you sort-of, kind-of, possibly, maybe asked me to be your girlfriend. A year ago today I started dating someone who would become my fiancé and my best friend. The best lover I’ve ever had, the most interesting person I have ever met. The one who was able to get me to look at the world and myself a little different. I will be honest- I had no idea in that moment sitting on top of a grassy knoll but then again you probably didn’t either. I didn’t know it then but I know today that I cannot imagine a future in which you aren’t by my side, nor would I want to. It’s like you always say, if I could have imagined a future for myself a year ago I would have only been selling myself short because what has actually transpired is nothing short of amazing.
I’ve never met anyone like you, it sounds so cliché but it is the truth. You, my darling William, are a rarity. The complexity that is you and the forces that drive you are mesmerizing to me. I learn a little bit more about you each day and I can only hope moving forward that will always be the case.
We got real close real fast. It was sort of like a whirlwind romance except we’re still here and I’m still crazy about you. If I can say one thing about this past year it’s that there was never a dull moment. I know that as of late things have been kind of rocky for the both of us. We’ve been through a lot and we’ve still got some things to work through. But the fact that I’m willing, the fact that I’m still here, the fact that we even made it through the fire of these last few weeks together, it means something to me. I hope it means something to you too.
I am so proud of us; more than that though, I am so proud of you. William, do you know what you’ve overcome and how far you’ve traveled in just a year’s time? You are Superman my love. I’m blessed and honored to be on your team. We spend a lot of time together and whenever I look at you while we’re talking, while we’re watching TV, while you’re working, while we’re just sitting in silence… I feel so much love in my heart, but I also feel admiration for the feats you’ve overcome. I know there are times you don’t believe these things to be true but I hope you will try to, always. Besides, with me on your side what could possibly stop the both of us?
All this was to say that I can’t wait to grow old together, to start a family, to fight and make up, to always love each other, to cry and to laugh and to spend more days… together. A year ago today, on top of some grassy knoll, my life changed and I just wanted to commemorate it with a letter to you, that sort of sound like vows, but oh well I’ve written this much and I’m dedicated to the cause so there. I hope you will excuse my grammatical errors and whatever literary faux pas I may have committed in favor of the essence of the message I’ve attempted to convey. I love you and I choose you, which might be the most critical part of it all.
Happy One Year Anniversary (of the day you asked me to go steady.)
- Your Sivvy.