Today marks the day a princess was born, nineteen years ago. In a magical kingdom, far far away, a little girl named Ariana Blake Alston was born. She was happy, and her life was filled with joy! She lived with her sisters and her family in her beautiful home in Virginia. Until one day, she met a silly boy named Alex. He was weird, but he was nice to her, she liked him. And soon they became love birds.
It was love at first sight, and ever since that fateful day, they began to write a story together that will forever be remembered in history. Today is your birthday, and I keep thinking of different ways to show my appreciation for you. I struggle to try and find a way to express to the overflowing love that I have for you, Ari. As you know, I’m terrible with gift giving, I’m always forgetful with my card sending, and…well there’s really just no excuse for that. It’s just that I’m too lazy to ride my bike all the way over to CVS right across the street from campus so that I can buy a card and stamps and…..I’m sorry. But I guess at least I could still give you a note, a piece of writing in my own words coming from my heart.
How do I find the words to begin writing this….
You are the sole inspiration in my life!
I guess we’ll start there. This is who you are to me. All of the dreams that I have in this life are built around you. Plans for us, and for a wonderful future. To one day be married and have kids, hopefully a lot. We’ll have a family. But that day will come down the road. Right now I want to get to know you. I want to know what makes you happy, what makes you sad, what makes you smile, what makes you laugh. I want to be the one who comforts you when you have bad days, I want to be the one you chose to go on an adventure with when you’re at your happiest. I guess, above all, I really just want to be the one you love the most. Your love is the most meaningful thing to me in this world..nothing else really even matters. Your smile fills my stomach with butterflies and a fire ignites in my heart when I hear your uncontrollable laughter.
You are life, Ariana. That’s the best way I can describe you at this moment, life. You inspire me to be alive and to want to try different things and to explore the world around me. Because of you I aspire to be the best man I can possibly be in hopes that you will be proud of me and the things that I am able to accomplish. My dreams are built around yours…because ultimately I desire to be the man of your dreams, I wish to make you the happiest woman alive. To fill you with love and to constantly let you know how much I adore you. I’m not the best gift giver and I forget to send you flowers on Valentine’s day [i know, i’m a terrible human being] but I hope that through my writing you can still feel just a little bit of how much I care about you. You mean the world to me, I hope you know that. Literally, the world.
I don’t want to make this too long, even though I could honestly probably go on for days talking about you and everything you mean to me, but I still want to get my point across clearly… which is a lot harder than it seems, expressing my thoughts, but I will try my best for now! I don’t have a lot of money , I can’t afford a lot of fancy dinner dates and afford to buy you really nice gifts all the time, all I have to give you right now is my heart, my love. You make me happy, so so happy. I thank God that he gave me you so that I do not have to feel like I am in this world alone. I know that I will always have you by my side, I know that we will make it through whatever life brings together. I know that you are my strength, my inspiration in this life.
We’re still young baby, still in our teenage years. But even so, we have been together for over (365 x 2) days now. And what I have learned is that now I am only really beginning to get to know you, that there is so much more to learn about your beautiful spirit! That we have so much time to grow and live life together! You are an adventurous soul, and so I am. This life is crazy and it’s a mess and I’ve realized that no one really knows what is going on or why we are here. But I’m okay knowing that as long as I’m with you, I don’t really have anything to worry about, with you things make sense again. Together we will find purpose in this life, together we will go on an adventure throughout the world! We will go to a thousand different places and visit every tropical island on the map! We’ll travel to Spain, and Australia, Paris, Italy, Japan, Africa. We’ll go everywhere together, and at the same time we’ll go nowhere together.
Because when I am with you, the world stops moving. Time stops. All of my worries and insecurities leave me, I am finally at peace.
I become whole once more.
You hold the key to my heart, I hope you already know this.
But even so, I will tell you again every day so that you will never forget.
I am always with you.
And I will always love you.
And we will always be together, I promise baby girl.
Love with all your heart,
Your knight in shining armor.
Happy birthday my love!