You're absolutely incredible. The wind blows in any direction you want it to, you control the beauty of the flowers growing in my back yard, your gentle smile could make the Devil want to go back to Heaven because only angels could be as stunning as you.
You stood on my front porch, pleading for me to stay and I so selfishly brushed you off. You're too good for me. But in that very moment you made a choice to continue living your life and not having to worry about what was beneath you, or stay. With every word that danced from your lips I remember feeling my heart beat stronger. As if it wanted to jump out and scream, I love you, and I'm sorry but this is for the best.
Somehow you got in, you stopped me and showed me that even angels can love the dirt. You pulled me away and help me close, knowing it's all that I needed.
Four years later I'm standing in the back room of the church waiting for our family and friends to arrive. Patiently, but anxiously, waiting to see my angel, waltz down the isle in all her beauty. To take the hand of the one who saved me, loved me through everything, and make her mine forever. I hadn't cried in four years, and when I saw you present yourself under the light of stained-windows and perfect sun, I saw my entire future in one, very beautiful picture. I could feel my eyes widen, involuntarily, as tears streamed in a tiny river down my cheeks, I remember thinking of how long it's been since I've cried without being sad. It felt like a lifetime before I got to hold your hand, kiss you in front of all those people. But you never took your eyes off me.
I finally got to touch you, one last time as the one I've been waiting for. I pulled my eyes away for a few seconds to gesture towards the empty seat in the front row, right next to your brother, with the sign on it that said "Vati, in spirit". While the biblical words were being spewed for our anxious audience, you came close to kiss me on my cheek and very quietly whispered in my ear, "Our forever starts here."
It's been 32 years, 9 months and 6 days since we said "I do", and I'm even more in love with you now than I was that day. But I didn't expect you to love me just as much. I feel it in every embrace, your warmth is my reassurance that even though life can be ugly, you'll never take your eyes off me. I'll never know what it's like to feel alone ever again.
I never knew love could be so heroic.