Yesterday was Dillon and my three year anniversary, and even though we had to spend it apart, it was a wonderful day. When I look back on these past three years the most dominant thing I can think of is growth. How we have grown as individuals and as a couple. Dillon was exactly the person I needed in my life at the time we started dating, I just didn't realize it at the time. Do we ever understanding the timing as it happens, though? Definitely not. I'm just in awe of the love that has grown between us. I don't think either of us were looking for something serious at the time, but it just happened that way. After a short three months, I knew that I loved him. We were young and naive, and even a little immature, but somehow we fell in love. We had only been dating seven months before I had to move away for college. It seems crazy to me that out of the three years we have been together, only seven months of that have been spent physically together. And even though I wish things were not this way, it has made me realize what it truly means to love someone. To not be able to physically feel someone's love, in the form of kisses, hugs, and hand holding, is a hard thing. As humans, we crave physical interaction. But our love has become so much deeper than the physical. We are so emotionally connected, and it has led me to believe that we can spend the rest of our lives together.
This post has become so much more emotional and deep than I intended it to be. I'll leave it off on a lighter note. Dillon bought me these gorgeous pearl earrings to match my pearl necklace, and I can't wait to wear them out on a date next weekend (YAY I'm going to Colorado!). I bought him a really nice something that I don't want to give away quite yet just in case he reads this. :) And as an extra surprise, he sent me Edible Arrangements yesterday. Chocolate covered strawberries, bananas, and apples, along with three balloons. And to end our night we were able to have a really nice skype date, which doesn't happen very often due to our conflicting and busy schedules. I have fallen so deeply in love with this man, and I'm excited for the many years to come. :)
*I'll update with pictures of everything later, so check back if you'd like a look-see!