Our Great Love

It is a tale as old as time, although, not quite like the others. Our love wasn’t love at first sight. To be frank, our relationship was a rocky one from the start. We saw the worst sides of one another within the first few months. I never knew anyone who could make me so angry, yet fill me with so much passion. We both had following baggage that neither one of us were in a rush to address. But, nevertheless, we persisted. 


I would spend my days waiting for your response via text and counting down the minutes until I was able to see you next. And though I may find my longing amusing now, if you were to ask me then I would have lied through my teeth. Because I was playing it cool, right? (Definitely not.) We spent just about every evening together and I could feel myself falling deeper with each passing day. I tried to tell myself, and others, I could pull away whenever the time may come but rooted in my heart I knew pulling away would not be one swift motion and I prayed that time would never come. Despite a few scares, we grew stronger together. 


December you spoke three words I was unable to bring myself to confess to you. I was filled with ease to know my feeling of love was mutual and I was not going to be saying it with the chance of humiliating rejection from the one who has read me cover to cover. From this cold December night on, there was a new atmosphere. You loved me. The feeling still is unlike any other I have had the opportunity to embark on. 


It has been just shy of two years now and I can say, without a doubt, I love you more now than I did then and I will love you more tomorrow than I do today. 


In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known – and even that is an understatement.” 


Each day I am elated to learn more about you and be in your embrace. It is with you where I feel most alive. You have brought out a me I have never known possible, as I hope I bring out a new you; one even more radiant than before. You make it too enchanting to love someone wholeheartedly for me to ever stop. I am ready to fight off every wicked disturbance that may come our way. And I can’t wait to see what the waves bring us. 


I write this for you and for those who have yet to find their great love; a love that makes each day exciting, as well as a love that ceases no rest. Here is your sign that your great love is on it’s way, and a reminder that if you do not feel a love that is great- it isn’t too late to find one. 


by gabrielleleeanne

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.” -Audre Lorde

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