To one person who's taught me so much about love, life - and myself.
To the person who's made me smile and laugh more than anyone else in the past year
To the person who's brought so much light and joy into my life
To the person who's held me close when I've cried tears from rough days at work
... and to giving me pep talks to remind me to be strong and stand tall
To the person who's whipped up his own version of Malaysian nasi lemak and "dried-up" Bak Kut Teh (lol)
To the person who's taken me to the dog shelter for me to squeal at the cute doggies!
To the person who's made me feel beautiful, both in and out, about myself
To the person who's made my heart skip beats
To the person who's been there for me always :)
... for bringing me cupcakes/pastry treats when I'm on long call at work and waiting patiently for me downstairs as I deal with my patients
... for writing me long, soppy emails that really touch my heart
...for sending me portions of lyrics from love songs that remind him of us
... for picking me up when no cabs are near RUSH when I'm nearly in tears/completely exhausted waiting for one to come by, late at night after my long call
...for whipping up my dinners when I don't do a good job taking care of myself
(and saying "Baby, look at how skinny your arms are" and checking my bones out lol)
...for drying my tears, hugging me tight and holding my hands when I'm really down
...for being so supportive in everything I do, and only wanting the very best for me
...for being so loving, so giving
You have a big heart, Gabe.
I am glad I met you.
You've made the past year nothing short of amazing- full of love, life and joy.
Thank you also for giving me the best 24th birthday.
You will always have a place in my heart.
Here's to looking forward, chasing our big dreams, supporting each other as best as we can in the form of best friends, and to living life to the fullest, and going after the sky.
"Because it's not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind. And it's not love to see everything from a distance, like you do. Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World. When I first reached through to it, I thought the Soul of the World was perfect. But later, I could see that it was like other aspects of creation, and had its own passions and wars. It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that's where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are."