To my lover and best friend:
You are the one person in this macrocosm of chaos that keeps me sane, yet you drive me to my wits’ end with just one stealth glance.
You are my compatriot in adventure, my thrill-seeking accomplice. With you, there will never be a lack of cliffs to dangle from.
You are my ally in conflict and my sustenance in times of adversity.
You are my toughest critic, but you always do so in love.
You are both my mentor and my long-suffering learner in this journey of life.
But above all, you make me happy. Profoundly happy.
I see these not as promises but as privileges:
I get to be faithful to and respect you fully in good times and bad.
I get to laugh with you and lift you up when you are down.
I get to extend a gracious heart and seek forgiveness from you in times of disappointment.
I get to encourage you to follow your dreams and support you from the sidelines.
I get to celebrate and mourn with you; trust in and soldier on with you.