This is how I know I love you.
A familiar ache.
A familiar taste of salty tears on my lips.
I’ve known all these. All the reasons i’m the guarded girl I am today.
The difference is that at the end of all this temporary pain, I can smile and know that I’m looking towards permanent happiness.
It’s knowing that I want this to work even though it hurts.
It’s knowing that you give me the support that I need to pull through.
It’s knowing that I am enough for you.
It’s knowing that I let my guard down; for you.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I won’t know if I don’t try.
Thank you for your faith, determination and love.