Hello, my love ❤
First things first, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ❤ ❤ ❤
Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám, and yes, I have no idea how to pronounce that :D.
What can I say on your special day, my Katerina?
First of all, don’t end up crying in the bathroom and cleaning the toilet like you did last year, OK?
I know I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to you, but we don’t need to be drama queens, OK? OK. Hahahaha.
To be honest, there’s already a birthday card (or two :p) on its way to you… but you’re just way too special for me to let this day pass by without doing just a little more to make sure you know exactly how loved you are.
No video this year, but you’re the first friend I have ever written about on my blog for their birthday. So, I hope that counts for something ❤
I love watching you grow.
Have I told you that?
I entered your life, or rather, you were brought into mine when you were 23 years old.
So, you’ve been in my life for about a year and a half, and it’s been such an adventure and a journey and a miracle.
YOU HAVE MADE MY LIFE INFINITELY BETTER.
I love seeing you grow, my love.
You remind me of myself when I was younger.
I love seeing you make mistakes and learn from them.
I love your courage.
I love that you live your life without apologies or regrets.
I love watching you live your life to the fullest.
I love watching you love the people around you well.
I love your authenticity.
You are unapologetically you, and it’s such a rarity and breath of fresh air in this fake, superficial world we live in.
I told you that after my time with you in China, and I still stand by my words today.
It’s ironic; you think you’re ordinary, and that’s exactly what makes you my special K.
You’ve changed my life. You’re seven years younger than me, but I have learned so much from you.
You taught me not to listen to sad songs when I’m already in a pensive mood… not sure how I didn’t realize this earlier or on my own. But that’s why people enter our lives, right? To teach us a lesson. You also encourage me to be more physically active and to spend my time wisely, and this has worked wonders for my disposition and overall outlook in life.
You taught me to be more real… as real I can possibly and humanly be. I can honestly say that I’m no longer the same person I was a year and a half ago, and you are one of the reasons why. I don’t care as much about germs, or looking pretty, or eating too much sugar, or being impressive on social media, or what people think, and it’s because of you. Among a million other things. I suppose I’m a city girl with a village girl’s soul. And I suppose that’s why I’m your soulmate.
We’ve had one too many arguments, disagreements, and fights in the time that we’ve had to spend apart, but they live in the past for me. All I care about is the here and now, that we got through everything together, that we lived up to our promise to love each other NO MATTER WHAT, and ALWAYS, and FOREVER. Best friends for life.
Truly, you are one of the most precious souls in this whole entire planet for me, and I want you in my life for always. You have brought me more joy than you will ever know, and you mean SO, SO much to me.
Thank you for helping me grow and stretch and learn in so many ways.
You being in my life has tested my character in ways that I could not have imagined.
I learned so much about myself by being your friend, and while some of the revelations I had to learn through the most painful of circumstances, I still learned and that’s what matters.
And sure, I may have been hurt by matters that should not have hurt me, but I also learned that my love and commitment could overcome all of those things. You taught me to love you, and other people, as I love myself.
What do I wish for you on your 25th birthday, my žirafa?
What I told you a few weeks ago.
To feel loved every second of your life. And I promise you, the only way to get to this place is by loving other people as hard as you can. Even when they don’t deserve it. Even when they upset you and hurt you and disappoint you.
Nothing is worth doing if it’s not done in love. Seek first to understand before being understood. And may everything you do or say be done and said with compassion. It’s the best we can do in this world we live in. To always put ourselves in other people’s shoes and to consider their feelings as we do our own in every decision that we make. Thank you for teaching me how to trust and have faith. In you, in myself, in us, in God.
Thank you for your incredible patience with me. I know my being emotional really pushed you over the edge at times, but you loved me through everything. I remember you losing your patience just once :D. Thank you babe.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be patient with you as well. You’re worth it, kid. I knew you were something special right from the very start, and that I really wanted you to be my friend.
Thank you for encouraging me to be as honest as I possibly can. And to be kinder and better.
I hope and pray that this is really just the beginning of our story.
Here’s to more precious moments.
From the mundane…
To the meaningful…
And the magical (lezzzzzbicka :p)…
And a hundred million more to come.
I love you, my one and only KŠ.
Let’s keep chasing our dreams together, hand in hand.
Happy, happy, happy birthday.
I’ll see you in a few days, my love (XXVII).
Finally, story to be continued…
❤ , your APY.