Honestly, being single af right now is a pretty great thing. I have come up with some reasons along with some friends of mine of why its pretty bombtastic. Enjoy!
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Without you, there would not be a him, so first things first, thank you.
1. Thank you for teaching him to love a woman the right way, to put God first, and YOU before me always, the respect he shows you is so attractive, and you deserve it.
He talks about you like you hung the moon, I don't doubt for a second that he will be an amazing father one day, I owe all of that to you.
2. Thank you for giving me a chance, learning to love me when you knew your son was doing the same.
I can't speak for my own first impressions, but hopefully mine was not THAT bad...when we both slapped him on the arms for his rude remark at the same time, I knew our relationship was already blossoming.
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3. Thank you for every meal you have ever purchased me.
And chocolate, and candy...you know just as well as your son does that food is the way to my heart. Especially Taco Bell and cheesecake ;)
4. Thank you for your advice, suggestions, and opinions...and asking for mine
Whether it's telling me to slap him for being a smart a$$, or you're asking me about color swabs for your kitchen makeover, you come to me as if I am your own, and I am so honored to give you my own input.
5. Thank you for including me
You never fail to leave a spot for me, and I love family dinners/outings with you guys just as much as I love my own!
6. Thank you for teaching your son to never give up, and that if he does it is only to better himself, or it's the only choice he has left.
He is so focused on his future, he wants the best for himself, and he is constantly reminding me that these are things that YOU taught him, you deserve to be so proud.
7. Thank you for letting him love my family, and allowing me to love yours.
He is so loyal and loving to my family, and I don't even have to ask myself why because I see him with you and yours. Thank you for letting us double up on holidays when we can, and making sure we get the most out of our time with you!
8. Thank you for being his best friend.
I think of him as mine too, but I couldn't think of a better person to also hold that title, you know him better than anyone else and you always will.
9. Thank you for teaching him how to treat a woman
He is constantly telling me "You sound like my mother." Thankfully earlier in our relationship, he told me that the woman he wants to be with, should do just that. He always tells people who try, "No, no one calls me by my full name except my mom and my girlfriend."
10. Thank you for your honesty
We all know that he and I can drive you crazy sometimes, thank you for telling us like it is, and making sure we know you still love us anyways.
11. Thank you for teaching him to work as hard as possible in anything and everything he does.
I have never met anyone with such a desire for success, he and I are constantly discussing how we can better our futures, and I know exactly where his drive comes from.
12. Thank you for teaching him to clean up after himself
Even though sometimes, it takes him a minute to do so.
13. Thank you for teaching him how to love, and letting him love me.
I have never felt so loved by a man, probably because anyone else who came into my life was just a boy. Thank you for your unconditional love for him, he is your entire heart and that is so easy to see, I am happy to share his with you.
You and I both know that even years from now we will both occasionally probably be closing the fridge that he left open, cleaning the crumbs he dropped, demanding he take a shower after playing soccer, or reminding him 20 times about plans we made weeks ago, we both share such a great love for such an amazing man. I could never be more thankful that you brought forth into this world such a comforting, supportive, protective, steadfast, driven, handsome, and hilarious guy. Thank you for everything you do for him, for me, and for us, I love you a lot!
There are few things more exciting and terrifying in life than a crush. It's a chance to try something new and learn about someone else. What makes them smile, what makes them nervous, what matters most to them. It's an enchanting and fleeting time that makes you feel an innumerable amount of feelings just by making eye contact with someone.
Crushes are fun and exciting and honestly one of the only things in my life that make me interesting. (I don't get out much.)
But they also suck.
The possibility of a relationship is the chance to let someone in, poke around, and see if they would like to stay. It's opening yourself up to parade your best-kept secrets and hoping that it won't scare them off. The vulnerability in letting people know you. Intimacy in it's truest form.
It's absolutely terrifying.
Don't get me wrong, being able to go on dates and finding out the quirks and insights of different people is exciting. The swoop your stomach gets when you hug or accidentally brush hands. The flush in your face when you go in for that first kiss. It's childish and innocent, but there's nothing like it.
The scary part comes when they actually want to get to know you. They start seeing your fears and desires and the questions turn from, "what's your favorite color?" to "what keeps you up at night?"
Surface level flirting is safe, easy. Being able to talk to one another and not worry about any potential demons is clean and good and faultless. As soon as we cross the line into vulnerable territory, there is no returning to that childlike relationship. It will always be more.
But not taking that step also holds you back from making meaningful connections. Letting people into the darkest parts of helps shed a light onto them and cast out those shadows. Sure, there is a potential to get hurt and broken-hearted at the end of the day, but there's also a potential for someone to love the parts of you that not even you can love.
I'm not a child anymore. I need to realize there are more to relationships than fleeting moments of intrigue and romanticizing. The chase may be worth sticking around for next time.