“I want your last name. Your Sunday mornings and daily commutes. I want your phone calls and your quirks. Your sick days and your hair in my shower drain. I want your laugh. Your arms around my waist when I walk by you can’t let me by. Your eye contact. Your smile. I want to find your lost keys. Do your laundry. Make your coffee the way you like it. I want the other side of the bed to be yours, our fingers intertwined. I want your silences. Your internet history and your electricity bills. I want your twisted past and your convoluted future.”
“I see it. I see us getting married, moving in together, cuddling on the couch, waking up to good morning kisses, having arguments, making up after, cooking out favorite foods, smiling for no reason, annoying each other when we’re bored, having the cutest little babies, watching them grow up, never leaving each other’s side.
I see us together. Forever.”
“My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it. The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn’t stopped thinking about you since well before any kiss. And now the prospect of those kisses seems to wind me like when you slip on the stairs and one of the steps hits you in the middle of the back. The notion of them continuing for what is traditionally terrifying forever excites me to an unfamiliar degree.”
“Dear future boyfriend,
I promise that I will love you for who you are. I will look past your flaws, imperfections, and insecurities and will accept you, for you. I promise you that I will always make time for you, regardless if I am busy or not. I will set aside everything, just to hang out or talk to you because you mean that much to me. I will also do it because you’re my first priority and you mean everything to me. I promise you that I will always be here for you; whenever you need someone the most. I promise you that I will never criticize or judge you. I will accept your past faults and mistakes. I promise you that I will never ask you to change because you are perfect just the way you are.
Not only do I want to be your girlfriend, but I want to be your best friend. I want you to come to me and trust me with everything. I want you to tell me your problems and I want you to vent to me because I’m here to listen to every word you have. Everyday, I will prove and show to you how much you mean to me and how much I love you because actions speak louder than words. I want to be the one who can make you genuinely and truly happy. I want to be the one who can make you laugh and smile every day. I can’t promise you a perfect relationship because there will be arguments, fights, misunderstanding, obstacles, and problems we’ll go through. But I can promise you, that despite what happens now or in the future, I will be by your side every step of the way and I will always love you unconditionally.”
“Do not settle for the first person who buys you dinner or for the person who says you look pretty, do not settle for the one who does not share your dreams but laughs at your jokes. Do not settle for attraction without depth, or good conversation with no intent to stay. Do not settle for charm when they do not value what you value, do not settle for convenience without love. Do not settle for a candle when you were taught to love the sun, do not settle because of time when you know that love is patient. Do not settle, please do not settle because there is someone out there who refuses to settle, and you are worth so much more than convenience and ease, you are worth a heart that fights for you.”
~ T.B. LaBerge // Do Not Settle (via tblaberge)