IYAMYOURS because even with the distance, even though you are all wrong for me, even though you frustrate me when you can’t see what’s right in front of you…I still love you. It’s because you make me laugh when I need to, because you treat me like royalty, because of all the things you’ve done for me, you do for me, and you will do for me. It’s because you know my favorite color, my full name, and my whole life. I’m in it for the long haul. I hope one day you’ll realize that IYAMYOURS.
We knew each other for over 3 years before anything came of it. It was that, more than anything, that seemed to concrete my love. Despite the distance, we make it work; you understand me better than anyone ever has. I love you, Mukad. IYAMYOURS.
When I was struck with an extremely threatening Kidney infection, he stayed with me for 10 hours in the emergency room sitting by my bedside forcing himself to stay awake. He refused to leave my side, including when I was given a spinal tap (twice) to test for meningitis and nearly broke down in tears. I was released at 5am, and at 8am he had to get up and drive downtown for his finals. He spent all night holding me and making sure I was okay, and all weekend taking care of me. IYAMYOURS.
I love your optimism. I love your confidence. I love your generosity. I love your kindness, your comfort, and your support. I love your scars. I love how your eyes are too close together, how your nose is too big, and how when I teased you about them, you knew that I was just too scared to say It. I can say It now. I can say that I love your greatest features, and your worst flaws, and every other part in between. I can say I love you. I love you, and I love that IYAMYOURS!
Nearly two years ago, I met a girl. We geeked out together, we got to know each other, and in the process, we realized we had more in common than we could ever have imagined. Almost four months later, I plucked up the nerve to ask her out, and tomorrow is going to be our 18-month anniversary. I couldn’t be happier. Even though half the world separates us and the only contact we have is online, Caity, IYAMYOURS for as long as you’ll have me.