First and foremost, thank you for staying. I don't open up to people because as soon as I do, they tend to leave so thank you for allowing me to put my faith in someone again. I met you at a time in my life where you could have really messed me up and walked on me but instead, you made it your kind-hearted goal to help. No strings attached. I looked up to you when we started to talk. You had so many goals, ambitions, motivations and your strength.. you were an inspiration to me. Seeing you, I saw a little glimpse of where I wanted to be a few years from now. I decided to trust, not blindly but a little.

Have Your Voice Heard: Become an Odyssey Creator

We talked for a few months and slowly I became used to having you in my daily routine. I trust too fast. I know that. Somewhere between the hours on the phone, thousands of text messages, and numerous conversations about topics ranging from music to animals, I started to trust you. We would spend nights talking when I couldn't find hope and you would reassure me, promise me that everything would be okay. I'm sorry for telling you not to promise. Promises are big and scary and everyone that I have known breaks them. Actions speak louder than words and you started to prove that to me. I'm sorry for doubting your words and accusing you of lying. Before you, my automatic response to "you're beautiful" was "no, I'm really not." Slowly but surely, I started to find myself alongside you.

Your strength taunted me because I wanted it so bad. At first, I honestly didn't think that you would stick around. I thought that one day I would turn around and you would dissolve into the background.

Thank you for reassuring me when I doubted you over and over. I know that it can be tedious to tell me something and for me to respond with "no" or completely ignore the statement.

Thank you for the long nights on the phone cheering me up. You will never know how much you mean to me.

Thank you for sticking around until the morning, helping me to start the day in a positive way.

Thank you for listening to my day of work, school family, friends, or just the rambling that I do when I get tired.

Thank you for being uplifting and positive when I couldn't find the shred of light on a dark day.

Thank you for loving, caring, and teaching me that it is okay to be okay, and even more acceptable to admit that I'm not okay.

Thank you for showing me how to love wholeheartedly without fear.

Thank you for always promising brighter days.

Thanks you for inspiring me.

Thank you for being there for me 25/8 and showing me that actions do speak louder than words.

Thank you for restoring my faith and trust in another person. Thank you for allowing me to doubt you constantly and staying true to your words.

Thank you for being real with me from the beginning.

To the guy who stuck around, thank you for being part of my life. I appreciate you more than you could ever know.