max left more of a mark than i would like to admit.
i'm constantly reminded of the things he said and did,
and how he turned out to be the king of all douchebags.
and the whole thing makes me so incredibly grateful for Michael.
i've found someone who listens without trying to fix me.
who laughs with me without ever patronizing me.
who finds joy in my joys, and sorrow in my hardships.
who doesn't wish i was better at the things he is good at.
who loves my friends, and understands i'm a strong independent person.
who accepts my history and baggage without making assumptions of what that will mean for our relationship.
who isn't trying to turn me into his ideal woman, but who is seeing me as a unique and ideal creation of God.
I'm not saying Max, or Daniel, or Kevin didn't do any of those things,
but I didn't realize someone out there could be all of those things.
Max - showed me a glimpse of how i deserved to be treated at first, but you showed your true colours at the end.
Kevin at least owned up to the fact that I wasn't right for him, so he really didn't do anything wrong, and not only do I have incredible respect for him, but I wish him all the best with the lovely and wonderful woman he has found.
Daniel, someday I hope you learn to love someone so wholly that you can be two strong independent people. That just wasn't in our cards, we were young and foolish. All the best.
I like to think Michael will be in my life for a long time. But, there are never any guarantees, and five months is a long time to date from opposite sides of the country. No matter what our outcome is, I've learned an incredible amount in the month we've shared. I'm a lucky girl.
I guess because I never really got this love growing up, it's coming as such a shock to me. All my years of conditioning that men will always disrespect women, that I am unlovable and that I shouldn't expect gentleness and compassion from the men in my life is wearing off, and turning into a beautiful relationship with one of the best guys i've ever met.
be careful with my heart michael.
- ella faye