I love you.


It isn't found in words, but in moments. Those few seconds where your heart speeds up and stops at the same time, where your breath hitches in your throat, and you're lost in their eyes, their smile, their laughter. It isn't found with emojis and data and minutes, but in time. 2am crying on the bathroom floor, and they're right in there with you, holding you, refusing to give up on you even when you wouldn't do the same for yourself.

It isn't found on social media, but in life. Curled up in their lap laughing about why your future children can't go to the movies until after their homework is done, sitting around a dinner table surrounded by people who want the absolute best for you, being reminded wordlessly every day that you aren't alone in your struggles, and that you won't be alone in your success.