My boyfriend and I have been together for going on three months now. We’ve had our good times, times that made me want to kick his ass to the curb :-), and times that we’ve had to team up against outside forces.
And I swear that during those times that I wanted to kick him to curb, he was just testing me to see how far he could push me before I went off on him. And it was during those times that we would reach a turning point in our relationship. It was during those times that some kind of milestone was reached, that we would have a real heart-to-heart conversation or we would take another positive step forward in our relationship.
Many would say that we’re moving too fast and under any other circumstance, I would tend to agree, but we also have a 30 year history together. We already loved each other before we became involved and now we’ve manifested that love into a relationship.
It’s the little things he does for me that make me love him more and more. He doesn’t have a lot of money and he can’t afford to provide me with the lifestyle that I’ve become accustomed to living. But he shows me his love in the attention he lavishes on me, in making sure that my immediate needs are taken care of, in the quality time he spends with me, and in making sure that I’m safe/alright.
We vacationed together last week and during that time, I realized how sensitive he was to changes in my spirit. Within seconds, he always knew when something was not right with me, whether it was hunger, weariness, illness, or annoyance. And while there was nothing he could do about my annoyance (it wasn’t directed at him), he would seek food for me, or a place to rest, or just comfort me.
Words cannot express how much I appreciate him and my goal is to never take him for granted and to continue to show him how much I love him everyday. We both have the same goals where our relationship is concerned. We’ve gone from hiding in bathrooms together at the tender age of 5, to having each others’ backs as kids, to flirting as teenagers, to our grown up love. And if this is truly meant to be, we will have an awesome story to tell our grandkids.