My boyfriend and I had been together for 8 months when it became time for him to leave for college 2 whole states away! I wanted to give him something to show him how much I truly love him and wanted to stay together.
I’ve always been very artistic (I’m now an art major) so I decided to share a part of myself with him. Three months before he left, I bought a leather-bound drawing book. Inside I filled it with paintings and drawings. I also wrote poems and other random thoughts. For the final touch, I had a friend of mine take pictures of me in some of our favorite places.
I gave him the book the night before he left, and it made him cry. Now, we have been reunited and will be enjoying our 4-year anniversary next month.
He tells me now that whenever he would be depressed or feel unsure of the future, he could just look at the book, and he was reminded of how much I love him.
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