If you are lucky enough to be in love with someone, don’t hold anything back. Show them you care in every way possible. Love means being able to be yourself. Say what’s on your mind without fear of saying the wrong thing. Be honest, always. Show each other the real you, with all your faults. If you have a true and undying love, there will always be forgiveness. Hold each other tight. Be affectionate. Be passionate. Don’t be afraid to cry. Respect each other beyond everything and everyone else. Never speak harshly to each other, because you can’t take the words back. Though you risk getting hurt, there is nothing to be gained by putting up any walls to protect yourself. Love totally and unconditionally. Give yourself completely. Your heart is sometimes smarter than your brain. Love is an emotion deep in your soul. Trust it, no matter what. "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" is so very true. No conquest. No accomplishment. No happy moment is anything without having someone special to share it with.
It’s said that, of the more than six billion people on the planet, there are only two perfect loves for each of us. The odds are against you, so, if you are lucky enough, as I was, to find that incredible person, your perfect match; the person you can’t live without, embrace them and give it everything you’ve got. You will discover the greatest love of all and you will understand what love is really all about. It is wondrous. It is beyond spectacular. It touches your very soul in ways you could not imagine until you find your true love.
Rejoice in every single moment you are together, even if it’s just the silent moments, when there is no pressure to say anything because you are that comfortable together. Laugh often. Have fun. Do everything together. Make love with all the passion you have in your heart. Let the one you love know that you would give your life for them.
Although today I am a broken man because I have lost the love of my life, I take some comfort in knowing that I at least found one of those two people in the world, albeit for too brief a time. I know how deep my love for her is, because I can’t stop loving her even though I know I should. This Valentine’s Day was going to be roses and poetry and showing her how amazing she is and how I could not love her more. That is not to be now and I am devastated, but I will always be thankful for the great times we shared. She made me whole again. She made me feel special. She made me feel loved. There are no greater gifts anyone could give. I thank God for bringing her into my life and if He decides to take me I will go in peace, knowing that I have had the greatest love of all.