To My Love,

Hi, it’s me. The girl who fell madly in love with you. Truth is, we’ve known each other and been best friends for over three years now, so it shouldn’t surprise me how quickly it happened, but it does.

You were truly a blessing in disguise. Three years ago, you helped me to get over my ex, who honestly broke me to the point that I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know if I could ever love or be loved again. And by “help me get over him”, I don’t mean in the way a boyfriend would. I just mean that you were a friend to me when I needed it the most and you showed me just by being you and my friend that there were still good guys in the world. It was so easy for me to fall in love with you. You made it simple.

I’m writing this because I really want you to know how much you mean to me.

You mean the world to me. I hope I never let you forget it. I used to be the kind of girl that got anxious when I didn’t hear from my boyfriend for a while. I used to worry that he was out with another girl because that’s what I was used to. I can honestly say that being with you, I’ve felt more loved and less anxious than I ever have before. I’m able to trust that you aren’t going to do anything to hurt me. It’s an amazing feeling.

I appreciate you. I appreciate everything that you’ve done for me so far. I appreciate you just being here for me. I appreciate you supporting me in everything that I do.

I’m incredibly blessed to have you in my life.

You are so handsome. Every time I look at you, it makes me smile. Heck, you ALWAYS know how to make me smile/laugh even when I’m in a bad mood.

I have a really good feeling about us and the future. Thank you for allowing me to be a big part of your life.

You are so perfect for me… it’s honestly crazy. We complement each other so well. I lack a little in the common sense department and you help me with that. You help me grow as a person, and I think I can say the same thing about my influence on you. I’m so glad I can be myself around you.

I’m so proud of you. You’re an amazing teacher, and I can tell that you love what you do. I know that you are gonna do such great things with your life, and I can’t wait to be with you every step of the way.

Never stop being you.

Stay Golden.

Yours,

Emily

What Am I Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

I just thought that I would make a list of the most important things that I am thankful for in my life right now. There is obviously a lot more, but here are the most important things in my life. Enjoy!

God. Obviously, God is at the top of my list. I am so thankful for all that God has brought to my life and the fact that He is always there when I need some guidance.

Parents. You guys have shaped my life in so many ways, and I love you. I’m so glad that you are my parents. I would have picked you even if I was able to pick my parents.

Brother. Thank you for always being there for me. I’m so glad that you are in my life. I miss you, Justin!

Grandparents (and Great-Grandparents). Those who are still alive, and those who are not… that have still impacted my life in ways I would never know.

Aunts, Uncles, Cousins. I’m so thankful to have y’all in my life. You make the holidays a little more bright.

Cats. Nemo, Midnight, Missy, and Yo-Yo.

Sisterhoods. I am so thankful for Phi Mu and Alpha Delta Theta for bringing me close to girls that I could not see me living my life without. You all mean the world to me.

Friends. Y’all rock! Thank you for being here when I need a break from studying or just a distraction from all that is my stressful life.

Professors, Mentors. Thank you for showing me that I have the ability to accomplish all that I have set as a goal for myself.

Pharmacy School. The fact that I am able to be in pharmacy school right now is a gift in and of itself. It may be hard, but it’s been my dream for forever, and I can’t believe I am accomplishing it.

Food, Drink, Clothes, Housing. These are obvious, but I still felt like I should include it.

21 Years of Life. Every day, every hour, every minute of life is a blessing, and I’m so glad to have lived so many of them.

Happiness. Last but not least, I am happy. I’m so glad that I am able to have a little happiness in the chaos that is my life in college.

There are many more things to be thankful for, but I just thought that I would list a few.

Happy Thanksgiving and as always,

Stay Golden,

Emily