The first time you met my Father was on Saturday 1st October, 2011. We had only just met the night before where we instantly felt a connection, spent the night laughing and even shared our first kiss. That Saturday morning, I remember being sat on the edge of my bed looking out of the window waiting for you to arrive feeling a nervous sensation I will never be able to explain.
When you rang the doorbell, I was already stood behind the door. I waited for a few seconds looking through the peephole and questioning how I managed to make this happen. A guy like you to come out of your way for a girl like me.
When you saw my Father, you shook his hand and offered to drive him to the hospital to see his wife, my Mother. I knew as soon as you made this offer and I looked at my Pops, you had his respect. Being sat in the back of your beat up old car, little blue, I was looking at your reflection in the rear view mirror as you and my Father spoke the whole journey. A memory I will forever cherish.
We then arrived at the hospital where you met my Mother and my two Sisters, what a way to meet the family huh? At this stage, I told my family you were my friend, not a guy I had been messaging for 5 days and met the night before. I think I was quite scared you know, to tell them about you incase it was too good to be true and that you could walk away at any moment. Little did I know at that time we would be where we are now.
You had me so wrapped up in this feeling I had never felt before. A feeling of confidence within myself to know I was finally doing something right with my life. As we have been together, I have had some rather large achievements in my life, graduating with a First Class degree after all the hardships and walking straight into my dream career, but you, Jacob, will always remain my biggest achievement.
I always question what my Pop's would say about you if he saw you today and saw all you went through. Your first impression was powerful, but I know he would be your biggest supporter if he could see you today. You've done remarkable things and you will always be the one thing I speak of so passionately because I want everybody to know you name.
Jacob Benjamin Gray. I can't even imagine how many times I have told you that I love you in these past five years, and I sometimes feel they are not powerful enough to proclaim how much you mean to me and how whole you make my life. You make it worth living, you give me strength on the hardest days, you hold me when I need to cry, you understand me and love me regardless, but the thing I appreciate the most is the goodnight phone calls every single night, because hearing you voice before I sleep is the most comforting of all.