I look forward to the day when this is said to me and they truly, actually mean it, with their heart and soul. I will feel it and know it to be true, I will know this is not just something they trot out, for whatever reason. I will know, and they will know that we are meant to and want to be together.
would the 8 year old version of you be looking up or down to the person you are right now? make that little girl proud, and make her feel protected. love yourself, and she'll look forward to becoming you.