Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dear First Love

Dear First Love,

From the moment I met you 13 years ago I knew you were going to be special to me. I'll never forget how naturally we were compatible. I'll never forget the exhilaration of my first real crush. I'll never forget talking on instant messenger with you for hours and never getting bored of our conversations. That's something that has never changed. I still love talking to you. You're calm demeanor has always been a balm for my restless soul. You changed how I look at the world. 

So now for a few minutes let's talk about you. I'm so proud of you. I'm proud of the man you became, I'm proud of you for being a dreamer. I'm proud of you for staying in the church when so many from our group have fallen away. I'm proud of your dedication to the leading lady in your life. I'm so happy that you've found her and that she makes you so happy.  

Thank you for being you. Thank you for being my first love and for being my first kiss. Thank you for being there for me when I was at the lowest point and giving me the encouragement needed to pick myself back up. Thank you for all our walks, all our talks. Thank you for showing me what it means to truly care for another person. Thank you for being on a short list of people that I have never lost faith nor trust in. 

Go be great, and do good, and know that as long as I'm breathing there is someone who believes that you can do anything and be anything.