I think it’s a good thing to acknowledge milestones, so I’d like to send you some thoughts on this first year spent in each other’s company. First as friends, then dating, then loving, and now engaging. Since one year ago we texted one another, moving from the digital social media realm to the good old fashioned cellular data one (my grandparents are rolling in their graves at my referencing anything modern as being old fashioned). It was the beginning of a week that was going to change everything. Or maybe just start to complete everything. We were both ending our summer’s that were spent working on becoming different humans than the ones that started 2015. I could tell that when I met you, your story wasn’t a woe is me, it was a learn and grow past your former version of yourself. I admired and respected that. I’m done with cruelty and apathy, you seem to lack an ounce of either of those wasteful traits and that makes me admire you even more. It seems like most of us have a tendency to tell about our stumbles in life with a hateful or resentful tone. You did neither. Despite having a huge disappointment occur that same year. I liked that about you because that’s where I was trying to get to in my own life. I’d like to think that, and many other important aspects made us so compatible and complimentary to each other.
Now we get to spend our next year, on the exact same beach that we spent that first day together on. Right now I’m listening to the waves explode onto the sand, it’s quite loud. It still hasn’t hit me that I’m going to be able to do this with you just about every day of this second year that’s almost here.