To all our Significant Others


William Shakespeare once wrote in Romeo and Juliet, “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” This pretty sums up every one of our love lives. Today, I chanced upon my treasure chest safely tucked away in my cupboard. The first item I took out from my treasure chest was the very first card my significant other gave me. Tears welled up in my eyes as I read and relished every single word and line in the beautifully written card. In all my years, I have never once thought I would meet someone who would love me for who I am. Society devalues men to be hungry wolves lusting after pretty flesh but I learnt that everyone has a chance at love no matter how you look like. Personally, I am only an average girl with a heart so big yet so fragile; a girl who will never be on television for her looks or her body; I am, like any other girl, filled with fears and insecurities; a girl who tries to love herself while battling society’s stereotypes and challenges; a girl who has once lost all faith in romance; a guarded child who never let her walls crumble down but I was blessed to be found and loved even when I was incomplete and broken.

//To all our Significant Others,

Having you in my arms is the greatest feeling in the world. There are no amounts of ‘I love you’ that can measure up to the amount of love I have for you. Before you came into my world, I was broken, worn out and emotionally dead but your presence gave me so much hope to stand up and walk out of the dark and those walls that I have built so high, to break the silence right inside of me, gave me so much to smile about everyday and learn to have faith. Although falling in love was split second, staying in love really is a choice; through the arguments, tears and laughter. I am lucky you chose me out of billions of girls who may be way better than me, I am blessed to grow with you and be a part of your life. I promise, I will hold you tightly and dearly every day of my life as long as you let me. No matter how much dark clouds pass by us, how strong the storm is ahead or how much troubles would weigh us down, I will be there to hold your hand and carry your burdens with you, every step of the way just like how you did for me. I am weak alone but with you, I am strong, not only for myself but for us and our future. Even if our ‘I love you’ messages decrease; our lives get busier as we grow, my love stands steadfast and I promise to care for you with every ounce of love I have. Thank you for loving an imperfect, guarded me.

I love you.//

It is hard to find someone you can love and grow with in such a close, intimate way and while life gets us, let us remember to always appreciate the ones we love dearly, not only on special occasions, but every second, minute and hour.


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