Three whole years. I find that so hard to believe. I can't believe that I'm 19 years old yet in a serious three year relationship with someone I've known for seven years.
I'm really at a loss for words on what to say. Throughout the past three years, Jacob and I have been through things neither of us could have thought of in our wildest imaginations and things that changed us completely. I'd be lying if I said it was three years of pure bliss. It's been hard. It's been the hardest three years of my life. But, it's also been the best years of my life. I know that sounds so cliche and especially coming from someone so young but before Jake and I started dating, I had never known true hardship. I'm so eternally grateful for that hardship because it brought us to here. I've always been a big believer in that everything happens for a reason; it's what has got me through these past three years. Every bump and Mt.Everest in the road was meant to bring something good out of it. Patience, faith, perseverance, love, determination, maturity, clarity, strength, and on and on. And when I think back on all of it, I can't help but smile, knowing that God had so many great things in store after the storm and that he brought me such a great companion to endure it all with.
Today, and everyday, I find myself unable to comprehend what on earth I did to deserve so much love from one person. Not to mention the immeasurable number laughs throughout the years.
There is no one in this world I'd rather grow old with.