“I was a young girl who had just turned 18 when we met, so I was no expert, but in spite of that, I still knew that it was something really special. Only a few weeks after we met we went on a very spontaneous road trip together, and on that trip, I realized that he was the one I wanted to share all my trips with.

I believe there are different kinds of love – even just when talking about relationships, there are different kinds of love. There is the love that my grandparents shared: a love that is strong and beautiful because they were together for so many years. Their love was a love based on commitment and they never ever doubted the love they had for each other even though they might’ve worked just as well with someone else.

Then there’s the love my parents share: a love that started when they were just kids and turned into years of hard work trying to keep the fire going, because they created a beautiful family. And then they realized that they weren’t good together, so they split, and yet they still share an amazingly beautiful love for each other and the children they created.

And then there’s the love I have with my boyfriend: a young love that is still young and that is still filled with passion and desire and hopes and dreams about a future we have yet to discover. And there are even many more types of love. But I believe that what all types of love share is the fact that it’s endless.

Even though my grandfather has passed my grandmother still loves him. Even though my parents are not still together, they still love each other. And even though my boyfriend and I can fight and hurt each other, I never doubt my love for him, because it’s always there: when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m busy, when I’m bored. No matter how mad I can get I still love him with all my heart, and I think that’s the key to knowing whether or not love is real.”

For me, love is the greatest feeling of them all. To know that I’m loved is what makes me feel valuable and appreciated – and to know that I have someone to love is what makes life worth living.


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