It's a few minutes before our actual anniversary begins, and I just want you to know that I'm not completely lost. We have a very long history, longer than a lot of people realize. This one year anniversary really marks a lot more than a year of dating, it also marks a few years of friendship and understanding. You've been there for me for 3 years now and hopefully for many years to come. The night at applebees when you sat there listening to me bitch about how badly this girl was treating me, I didn't realize I had a much better girl sitting right in front of me. I'm glad you pretty much painted the way for me and showed me what love is all about. You are the first person to love me back, and love me every day of the week. It doesn't matter if you have a ton of homework to do, family to visit, or work, you always find a way to see me and make me feel like the #1 boyfriend. I know I don't tell you how beautiful you are, but you know I think you're gorgeous. You can see for yourself with these pictures below. This relationship has made it's way long distance, short distance, and a years worth of distance in time. Where it ends is up to me and you and as far as I'm concerned I'm not letting you go for anything or anybody. From going to nice restaurants, to visiting a Museum, showing me New York and Boston, helping me through school, I really appreciate everything. You have made me a better man. I miss you, and I wish I could be better to you. Gradually, I will be. I started thinking of where I would be if I weren't with you, and tears rushed right out of my eyes, because it doesn't matter where I would've been, I wouldn't be as happy as I am right now. I love you baby, 10-13-02 -- forever.