A Letter To You

How do you describe someone who seems to literally have the power to take your breath away? Who amazes you so, that it leaves you speechless. Who can bring you to your knees, leave you shaking with tears, yet also bring you so much happiness that you think your heart might just explode.

With an endless array of words to chose from, I can’t settle for even just one. Not in English, not in German, not even in Chinese...

It’s frustrating to say the least. There are so many beautiful images in my mind, yet when I try to grasp at one, try to pull it closer, it -like sand- slips right through my fingers, slipping away back to that just-out-of-reach-place.

I’d like to do you justice, but I don’t know how. Where are the words that describe how much you’ve moved my world, how much you’ve turned it upside down, how much you’ve changed me as a person, how much you’ve helped me to grow?

When I’m with you, it’s like nothing bad could possibly happen. You’re like a shield, protecting me from all evil, like a soft cocoon surrounding me, keeping me safe and sound. When I’m not with you, I feel as vulnerable as a child, yearning for those strong arms to wrap themselves around me, providing me with warmth and shelter.

Knowing you is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me, I thank God for you. You light up my life like no-one else can. You bring joy, sweetness and laughter. The sound of your voice, the touch of your hands...

I don’t know when exactly I fell in love with you, but I know I did. Slow at first, then hard and fast. Occasionally, whenever I allow myself to reminisce about our time together, I keep trying to work out when exactly I fell for you, but I can’t. There isn’t just one moment, it’s all more of a blur of beautiful memories I’ll treasure forever.

You were there for me when my whole world came crashing down around me, shattering into a billion tiny pieces. You watched me go through my worst, yet you stayed, you even held on tight. You took my hand, gently pulling me back, guiding me towards the light, to a safe haven.

You are truly beautiful, inside and out. You’re always willing to help, no matter how tired you are. Whatever trivial thing troubles me, you’ll take a moment to give me some advice, finding one way or another to make me feel better.

I could stare into your eyes forever, listen to you go on and on about nothing and everything, watch you bustle along, hurriedly doing your thing. Just being near you like that is enough, no need for any special treats.

You have that exquisite ability to make me happy by just being you. With everything you do, you show me you care and it makes me love you even more. Just knowing that you’ll answer the phone when I need you to, that you’ll be there when things go haywire, that you’ll do your best to pull me through, is more than I could ever ask for.

Suddenly, it dawns on me, that those simple words might just be the right words for you and me. Words are after all only words. Your actions speak louder.

Thank you for being you, for loving me, protecting me and wanting only the best for me.