Today is your twenty-fifth birthday.
I apologize for not writing/making you a physical card like I used to. I still love you all the same and this past year has proven to me that you are and have always been the one for me.
This is the seventh birthday of yours that we’ve spent together. That’s crazy!
What a year 2016 was for the both of us, am I right? I completed my Bachelor’s and had my first full time job, and you graduated with your Master’s in BME and started your first full time job.
I know my manic episodes, my depressive state and my diagnosis of bipolar disorder all took a huge toll on you. I really can’t fathom what you’ve been through on the other side of things, and I’m sure it was hell. The look in your eyes and the fear that you always expressed must have broke you. For that, I am so sorry for ever putting you through these times. I’m so sorry for ever doubting your love, and for ever wanting to leave you when I was depressed. I’m so sorry for not being able to forgive you for when you took that week break from me. I now understand why you wanted that, it happens sometimes.
You are the definition of hard work and strength, both literally and figuratively. I’m so glad that God has blessed me with such a mentally strong individual. You are my soul mate. You are my best friend. I confide in you. You are my caregiver. You are my love. You are my everything (right after God of course).
Thank you for always sticking by my side through whatever life may throw at us. You are my keeper and you will always be mine. Through thick and thin, in sickness and in health.
Thank you for choosing me above all else. You love me so much and it is very apparent. I hope you know that I know that you love me and vice versa. Though we may argue sometimes (who doesn’t), know that I wouldn’t want to argue with anyone else but you.
You bring out the good in me. You teach me to be patient. You teach me to calm down. You teach me to never give up, to fight the fight. You teach me how to love and be loved.
I love you with every bone in my body and I cannot wait till the day that I am able to say “I do.”
Happiest of birthdays, my love. Wishing you a great year ahead – you’re going to kill it as always. I’m always on your side and I’m praying for you endlessly for peace and guidance.