here’s to the obstacles.
here’s to the distance. it may separate us, but it forced us to be so much closer emotionally, and now I can see every beautiful facet of you that I’ve picked up through a lack of physical contact, but an overabundance of communication.
here’s to the sad nights. they make me appreciate the ones that aren’t so much more, the ones spent in your arms & soothed to sleep by the steady, calm beat of your warm heart that feels like home.
here’s to the differing time zones. they help me realize that the world is bigger than what I know & what I’ve experienced. they help me envision a future of travels taken with you.
here’s to technological unreliability. it makes me realize that even when some things we rely on may fall through, you never do.
here’s to painfully long plane rides. they make me realize that there’s always a way to you, & remind me that one day, you’ll always be beside me when we take them on travels together.
but most of all, here’s to us. we’ve made it through all of the negatives for so long, & soon enough, they won’t exist. so here’s to the negatives for the times when they do. you’ve proven that we’re so much stronger together than apart.
dedicated to the boy whose eyes shine brighter than the stars in the night sky