|My favorite picture of us. Thanksgiving 2012.|
12 months ago today, John went from good friend to boyfriend when he unexpectedly kissed me while we were sitting on my couch watching TV. With him by my side, I have learned so much about life. I have learned what it means to be truly happy. I have learned what it's like to really fall for a person. I have learned what if feels like to worry about another's feelings before your own. I have experienced that giddy feeling that you get when you experience the laughter and the smiles of someone that you're crazy about. I have experienced what a true, healthy relationship feels like.
John inspires me every single day. His dedication to med school, his family, God, and all other important things in his life is just so encouraging. His attitude encourages me to be just as goal-oriented in my endeavors. His quirkiness never fails to lift my spirits. His sweet words still make me blush, and I'm sure they will still make me blush a long time from now. Life makes sense with him.
Here are just a few serious and silly reasons that John and I make a pretty great pair.
John, I know you will read this at some point today. Thank you for this phenomenal year. You have shown me so much love, and I can't wait to see where this relationship takes us. Just as you are always there for me, I will continue to be there for you. Even though we are away from each other quite a bit, and will continue in that fashion for the next year, I have no doubt that we will only grow closer. I love you!