Someday, you won’t be sorry for opening up your heart and giving love a real shot. Someday you’ll be glad that you kept your heart alive and hopeful. Someday your heart will thank you for not giving up on love after everything you’ve been through, everything you’ve seen, experienced; and everyone who gave you a reason not to believe in love. Someday you’ll be glad that you still have it in you to share your world with someone; because when that time comes, they won’t leave. You’ll finally feel secure. They’ll want to be apart of every story and every memory and every occasion you’ll make for the rest of your life.
Someday you’ll finally understand why some people had to leave and why you had to walk away, why you were so broken. Your heartbreaks will finally mean something and make so much sense that they won’t even hurt anymore. Someday you’ll have clarity. You’ll understand why some people came into your life but weren’t meant to stay or why some people didn’t want to understand that you didn’t want to pretend something was real when it wasn’t. You won’t have to chase anyone anymore, because what’s yours will truly want to stay.
Someday you won’t be sorry for bringing someone home and introducing them to your friends and family because this time, they’re not going to let you down. They’re here to show up and come through, so that you never again have to see the disappointment in your own and loved ones eyes. Someday you won’t be scared. You won’t be scared to tell your mom about the boy who brought you back to life. You won’t be afraid to tell your dad that you’re incredibly loved and that you’re not worried about your future anymore.
Someday you’ll be proud of your vulnerability. You won’t think twice about sending a text or saying ‘I love you.’ You won’t be afraid to express yourself. Someday everything will fall into place, everything will make sense. Everything that you’ve ever learned or perceived about love will be wiped out by someone who shows you what true love really is.
Someday, you’re going to look back on the lonely nights, painful breakups and nasty fights; but they finally won’t mean a damn thing. You’ll be able to focus on the one who is finally being gentle with you and your heart, and you’ll be so glad that you didn’t quit. You’ll be so grateful that you didn’t allow the wrong one to stay or give you a false impression of what love can really be. Someday you’re going to feel so grateful about never losing hope and believing in something real, against all other odds.
The best portions of our lives will be the small, nameless moments that we spent smiling with someone who matters most to us. Please, strive to discover foundational love. The kind of relationship that motivates you to be a better man or woman. Strive to wait for the kind of intimacy that is rare and real, rather than right then and there just because it’s right then and there.
Love is meant to be soft. You aren’t asking for too much in this world; just the wrong prospects. But the right prospect is coming. You won’t have to settle. You’ll find the being who reciprocates your love without question, encourages your growth, helps you reach your goals, and celebrates milestones with you. You’ll find the being who sees everything in you—the light, the dark, the stable, the messy—and still chooses to stay. You’ll find the being who wants to ruthlessly protect you, love you, and cherish you with absolute certainty. You’ll find the being who brings you peace. The being who laughs in bed with you from 2–4am, the being behind your smile dancing across your cheeks. The being who wants to slow dance with you anywhere, even though you’re both horrendous at it. The being who lets you squeeze their hand during the scary parts of the movie. You’ll find the being who knows they want all of it with you; the being who finally chooses all in rather than nothing. The being who doesn’t love you in halves and holds your heart with the utmost respect.
Release whatever holds you back from the best days of your life that are to come. Love is not meant to be painful, draining, or impossible. Love is not forced or toxic. Love is good. Release anything that does not honor that.
Your sunniest memories are coming.
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