“You make it feel as though my heart has never seen a day of heart-ache before.”

“I don’t believe in soulmates but I do believe there is one perfect person for everyone out there. You just happen to be mine.”

I wish I’d known you earlier, for you’re one of the best things that ever happened to me. Words cannot describe what you mean to me, but a girl can try, right?

What attracts me to you, you ask?
It’s how you’re so tough to the world and so gentle with me. It is such a heady combination. It is how you hold me tight when I thrash around in frustration.

I am a strong-headed, independent woman and I know how you respect that. But sometimes, I just like to be the little spoon and forget all the cares of the world when I’m in your arms.

Hanging out with people was always a task for me. But somehow, I cannot have enough of you. You’ve seen me laughing like a hyena at silly jokes; you’ve seen my ugly, morning face with drool on my face and crust in my eyes. You’ve seen me in sweatpants and messy hair and still looked so lovingly at me that I felt like the most beautiful girl in the world.

“You make it feel as though my heart has never seen a day of heart-ache before.”

You bear me even when I take up most of the bed and hog all the covers. You bear me when I make you roam the city in search of a certain flavor of ice cream. I know I can get a little annoying at times but you’ve loved all of me.

photo-1474551499473-48164fcf56b9As I reminisce today, one memory is rather vivid. I was out for a couple of drinks with friends. As I downed drink after drink, consciousness slowly slipped further and further away to the point where I couldn’t stand up straight. I don’t know who it was that called you, but you came in no time to pick me up. You took me home, got me into fresh clothes, and fed me. Drunk, I had danced with no shoes on, making my feet a mess. You sat me down in the shower and washed my feet. And that memory is something that I will always treasure.

You truly make me feel like I’m experiencing love for the first time ever. You make it feel as though my heart has never seen a day of heart-ache before. Thank you for showing me that I can be loved this much.

Wherever the road takes us, I’m privileged to have taken this journey with you where you redefined love and friendship.

-Your girl.

Author: Zainab Haji