Love is a voyage, an expedition into the unknown. And you, my love, patiently took me by the hand and walked with me, took me with you on those first unknown steps. We've crossed many bridges together, ridden the rapids of regret, and conquered the sea that tried to separate us. Neither of us could pass these trials without the other.
I hadn't thought about love in a long time. So, when you offered your companionship I was hesitant to take it, but I am so glad I did. Nothing in my life had been moving forward, it was like being tied to the dock. Do you remember how it was when we met, and how after my father died? I was just barely alive, clinging like a sand to the shore. You opened the sails and brought me with you on a new adventure. From landlocked to freedom on the open seas, I’ve been shown a different path in life.
This is only one part of the voyage though. I am ready to stay on as long as you are. In our three years together, I have grown so much as a person, and I think I can safely say, you have grown, too. This past year has seen you blossom more fully than I ever could have imagined. It’s a wonderful experience to provide each other with the inspiration to expand ourselves. I have flourished under your warm glow and want that to be in my life forever.
I ask for nothing more than you are willing to give me, and I will always do my best to provide the same. I am so glad you have chosen to be in my life, and I will do my best to make sure I am always the best companion in life that I can be, that I will always stand by your side, support you when you need it.
Keep this letter in your heart, and know these are my honest feelings, spruced up a bit with fancy words and metaphor, but nothing I write could give you a better impression of the impact you’ve had on my life. I know we’ve had to endure some storms, thankfully small, but we both would learn how to care for one another in better ways, and how to prepare ourselves for any possible storms in the future. I know I will always have a safe harbor in your heart.
With all my tenderness,