Or two weeks later, same diff.
February 19, 2014 marked four years that Sam and I have been together, and it's been four of my favorite years so far. Every year I write Sam a letter looking back on the last year, looking forward to the future, and just explaining how much I appreciate him. So, without future ado: a (slightly edited) copy of the letter I gave him this year! And my title still counts since I actually wrote it then, right?
four years in and I am more in love with you than I ever thought I would be. It still blows my mind to think about what this relationship has grown into. I don't think I could accurately put into words how happy you and your kitty make me, but you both bring so much joy into my life and you can brighten even the cloudiest of days. I am so thankful for you both.
This past year we spent more time apart than we did together- in fact we hardly spent any of it together. Being away from you has been a challenge, but it's also been a blessing. There have been times where it's been tough- where I've missed you so much it hurt, or when the only thing I wanted in the world was your arms around me. Along with the bad, however, there's been experiences I wouldn't trade for all the days in the universe. The kisses have been sweeter, the hugs have been longer, and every minute spent with you over the last year was much more appreciated. Being long distance gave our relationship the opportunity to change, for better or worse, and luckily I've been very pleased with the results.
My favorite memory from the past year was definitely when I came to visit you in July. I had the best time with you, and you really spoiled me with your big surprise. It was also pretty awesome living near you for those two months- I wish it hadn't been so short lived!
I honestly have no idea what our future holds, but I'm really excited to find out. I'm hoping to spend a million more years with you at least, but if we broke up tomorrow I'd always know that not a single day was wasted, because this relationship has given me so much and has been so special to me. There's no one I'd rather share the last four years or the rest of my life with.
You are my boyfriend, my best friend, my biggest support, and my greatest inspiration. I love you so much, and I can't wait to spend today by your side. Happy four years!