Even though Stefan literally saved Elena's life, and was there for her in a time that she needed someone, he still wasn't the love of her life, and she wasn't his. But he's what she needed at the time, and then she was able to move on
TVD - The child Stefan, Damon, Elena and Caroline - All was cute. :) - On picture is DAMON, not Stefan. Stefan on his picture standing alone. Elena keep this picture, because "this is the only baby picture of my boyfriend" - Work: D.