I can't believe we’ve been together for two years! I feel like we’ve been together much longer, yet sometimes I catch us acting like we’re newly dating because of how we goof around with each other. Meeting you, I had no idea what an impact you would have in my life. We only knew each other around 3 weeks before we started dating, but the connection we had was instant so it felt like we’d known each other forever. I'm thankful that my hall neighbor of two years and future roommate, Julie, introduced us to one another. Julie is one of our best friends so I think because our relationship happened because of her, it's a little more special.
I remember when we met we shook hands and telling you later I hated handshakes because I was weirdly insecure about mine. Instead of accepting it you helped me improve my handshake and now I'm not afraid of them anymore. It's a little thing, but that was one of the first instances of you helping me improve as a person.
I remember our first date, you took me to my favorite coffee shop and kissed me for the first time outside of it. I had not kissed anyone in years, so I apologize for forgetting how to. With every day going forward we would talk on the phone or FaceTime, getting to know each other more. I saw myself becoming happier every day because of you. You made me laugh and supported me when I had a tough day at school. To this day, you still do those things, but having it happen in the beginning showed me you were a keeper. Since then, you've never failed to call me beautiful every day, tell me you love me every day.
When I realized I was in love with you, it was the best feeling in the world. I knew I could trust you and I knew my love for you was true. The best feeling truly may have been when you told me you loved me for the first time. Now, two years later, I still feel that love more and more each day. You've brought me such happiness, some that came in the form of friends. My main friend group is you and four others (including Julie), the ones you introduced me to right away once we began dating. That meant a lot to me because it meant you wanted me to be friends with your friends. Now they're my closest friends. You wanted me to be a part of your world completely and I felt so loved. Thank you for bringing me into the group, they have also changed my life for the better.
I look back on all the memories we’ve made together, like going to Rhode Island and Boston the last two summers. It was so exciting to go away together for the first time, something I'll always cherish. I cherish every day with you because every day you make me feel loved.
Thank you, Alex, for everything these past couple years. Every marvel movie date, mini road trips to hockey games, and everything in between was made better by you. We laugh over inside jokes or references from shows, making everything so personal between us. You've treated me right every day and I know every day that you love me. You do so much for me and have been with me through it all. I don't know where I'd be without you and I am grateful for you every day. Thank you for sticking by me these two years and here's to many more. I love you.