Those Three Simple Words

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
"I Love You" are those three simple words that mean so much more than they seem.

Submitted: March 08, 2015

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I sat down in my chair at my desk. I gaze upon the clean sheet of paper that lay on its flat, man-made surface. Taking the pen in my hand, I take a breath in, and exhale, attempting to let relief in. My hand is shaking, my eyes watering from the tears, but I know this must be done. When I write about my true feelings in a letter, then I always feel better and can understand what is going on in my mind. With that, I begin.

Hey.

So, I like you. A lot. It's hard to understand you. It's hard to read you. It's hard to know to really know. I get so excited hearing your voice. I get so nervous talking to you. Because I know you're there.

For the first time in a long time, I thought about you. And I don't mean a worry, but truly thought about you. I was in church, still constantly worrying about you and what you were going through at the time. All of a sudden, I said to myself  "What if I imagined you was here with me?" I looked to my side where an empty chair was and pretended that you were there. Silly, huh? When we stood, we stood together, hand in hand. I know this sounds crazy and maybe that's because it is me, but I felt like I could feel something touching my hand and a sigh of relief that had been released from my mind and body. I was at peace. I can't describe this insane sensation, but to sum up something like it in one word; clarity. I felt clear, as if everything would be okay. Hope was with me. Someone was waiting for me. Something is going to happen that will change my life. Perhaps a significant other or not, but for the first time in a long time, I felt trust. I felt you, taking my hand and holding it gently. I could imagine an invisible hand, but when I looked over to my side, the left to be exact, I could picture you with me. You smiled at me and I literally almost cried. Even if you weren't tangibly there with me, I felt like you were. Together, smiling at each other. The warmth of each other's hands was mesmerizing. I let my imagination take over and I was literally about to cry because touch, physical contact is something I longed for. I yearned to know you better, and even though I don't know anything now, at the time it was like I could say everything.

Whoever this was, whoever I could feel, is something that I can't begin to describe. I trusted you at that moment with everything. With my deepest secrets, with my ambitions, with my goals, with my life, with my love. I've had a hard time trusting people in the past, but it wasn't until someone walked into my life and told me they felt that same way, and I could truly tell that they did. And immediately, which never happens, I felt like I could trust you. You are someone I don't want to let go of. Someone that I know brings out the best of me. And someone I don't have to play "dressup" in front of. Someone who wore a similar mask and then lifted it up and revealed the same face. I tried to deny you but nothing ever felt so wrong. I thought I was protecting you from all of the pain that I carried. But it was like you already knew. We were one in the same.

So, let me put it simply. I'll worry like heck about everything you do because I wish I was with you, by you, standing by your side. I want to be laughing with you, dancing with you, having a blast with you. I’ll want to talk to you more and wish we would talk all the time like others, but I can’t make that happen. And I’ll get mad and try to ignore that I like you. I’ll try to not talk to you, but the truth is that I want you to talk to me first, and I'll always come back around. I’m always waiting. There will be days where it’s going to be awkward or unique, but I think that sums us up pretty well if you ask me. We’re both unique and different compared to other people. You are who you are, and I am who I am. To me, that’s perfect.

Here I am with all of my heart, and I hope you understand. I want you to know that I truly am here for you, like you are for me. I want to know more about you and you to know more about me. Because I trust you more than anyone. It’s hard to describe or comprehend, but the day I met you, I never felt like I could trust someone more.

I know I let you down, but I’ll never make that same mistake again. I won’t ever push someone away, because I know that that is more painful. They need me, and I need them. And you taught me that, even if you yourself doesn’t know that at all.  

You bring me closer to who I really am. So one day, I hope you take my hand so I can let the world see, just how much you've done for me.

"I love you" expresses every single thing I've ever wanted to say to you, in just three words.


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