In 10 years, you will be nothing more than the story I'll tell my daughter when she has her first heartbreak, although I really hope that life turns out differently for her. But God forbid, if she ever get her heart broken i will tell her about you.
I'll prepare the warmest tea and bake the best cookies for her because she hasn't eaten since he left and the story which I am about to tell her might take some time. I will wipe her tear soaked, double wrinkled, weak eyes and tell her that this heartbreak, like all things, will eventually pass.
And then I will tell her about you.
I will tell her about the guy I met when I was 16, who swept me off my feet and wrapped a necklace around my neck after 3 months and asked me to run away with him. I will tell her about the days and nights we spent over the phone talking about where our wedding would be, how many kids we were going to have, I will tell her about all the things we had planned. I will tell her about how you drove 3 hours every day just to see me. I will tell her about the time I met your dad, with my dad, and how our dads talked while they had no idea we were dating. I will tell her about the time your mom passed and how I cried with you when you did. I will tell her about how secured you made me feel and how I woke up every morning loving you more and more. And then I will tell her about the way you left. How you turned your back completely against me and became the person I could no longer recognise. I will tell her about how broken I felt, how I was left with nothing after giving you everything, how I didn't feel like getting out of my bed, how badly I wanted and needed the sun to go down. I will tell her about how I lost so much weight, my dad actually fed me with his own hands because he was so worried. I will tell her how sick I felt when I saw you with your new girlfriend and how I cried for months, even long after you left. And then I will tell her about how my heart started to heal. I will tell her about the way I realised that there were so many blessings around me, all of which I couldn't see because you had blinded me for so long. I will tell her about the way happiness came back to me, 10 times fold.
I will tell her about the morning I woke up and didn't miss you. I will tell her about the sunset which knocked me off my feet and how I didn't wish you were with me anymore. I will tell her about how light broke in when my heart broke. I will convince her that pain is only temporary and that , had it not been for you, I would've never met her dad. And that's when I will tell her about my second love who made me believe in love just when I thought I couldn't.
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