I never thought I'd ever be writing this letter to you, but then I never thought we'd get this far in our love for one another. Two years ago, you walked into the room and sat beside me, changing my life forever. Who would have known that the shy guy from Leeds and the out-there girl from Ramsgate would begin a love story that still hasn't ended? I warmed to you instantly, with your terrible jokes and infectious laugh (and yes, those gorgeous eyes and cheeky little smile), and right then and there I knew it was either best friends or marriage for us.
Since we met, you've made me laugh, cry, scream, shout, hit, kick and generally bowl my way through life like a bowling ball. Your strength and belief in me has given me hope for the future, and also hope for a bright future. Without you I would never have looked into my past, or finally got the diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome that has led me to research it for my dissertation. I would never have got through my first year of university, got a job, believed in myself or realised that there's a world out there waiting for me if you hadn't been there to make it possible.
Sure we fight, every couple fights (that or they're lying!), but we fight constructively. We argue about little things like your diction and grammar and my tendency to interrupt everyone, but we don't ever go to bed without resolving it first. Other people might think we're dysfunctional, and more people might think we shouldn't be together, and still others might think even worse things about us - but let's face it, if their lives are that sorry that they have to try and bring us down, it says more about them than it does about us. After all, almost 21 months later we're still together, still dreaming of that future together, and still getting married next year.
You are the light in my life, the strength and the stay (yes I nicked that off the Queen!) that has kept me alive when I've wanted to leave this earth. You give me the strength to get up in the morning and to try and sleep at night, you give me the courage to go for what I want and to stick to my beliefs no matter what.
You are the best friend I've ever had, the best boyfriend I could wish for, the best fiance in this world, and soon you will be the best husband and father that any woman could wish for.
I love you with all my heart, and I swear I always will.
Your own Teddy xxxx