Thursday, February 5, 2009

An unexpected love letter

Dear Roomie's Boyfriend,

I don't know if you know this, but you are pretty great. My girl has been through a lot of crappy men in her lifetime, and it pleases me to no end that you are not another one of Them. You listen to what she has to say, you get her, and most importantly, you give her a break from feeling like she needs to fix people all of the time. You make sure she makes time for herself.

I know many of Roomie's friends haven't been super supportive, or confident, in this relationship. Age difference has that effect on people. The thing with our girl though is, while she can be immature at times, she is grown up beyond her years. Antoine de Saint-Exupery said that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. I feel like, for the first time in as long as I've known her, she finally has that. Actually, I don't just feel it, I know it.

Roomie is pretty outgoing, she's known for being sexually adventurous and open, she's honest about everything and keeps nothing hidden. I've heard more than I ever wanted to know about her boyfriends' man parts. But you know what? I haven't heard about yours. Don't think that I want to hear about yours (gross!), but I think that this is pretty significant. Instead of bragging about the size of your meat, or complaining because the lack thereof, she talks about how amazing it is to kiss you. Previously, she had mentioned that she didn't understand the big deal about kissing, that its place is as the precursor to the main event. But with you, it's all she talks about. How sweet you are, how she gets butterflies when your lips touch and how being with you is unlike anything she's ever felt.

Our girl tends to lose herself in relationships. She feels the need to censor herself, or devote all of her time and attention to the new guy, or hide some awesome part of her that he's not keen on. The best thing I could ever say about your relationship is that this doesn't happen. She's still the old roomie, her completely lovely self. I love that you want to meet her friends, and that you invited the Boy and I along to the comedy club last week. I love that you're coming to our not-really-fancy-but-kinda-pretend-fancy wine and cheese party this weekend, meeting lots of people who you've never met before. You realize that Roomie's friends are important to her, and you encourage her to keep those relationships alive. Even better, you want to get to know the people she talks about.

I just wanted to let you know that I really hope you are The One for her. She's found a good thing in you, and you've definitely found something wonderful in her.

...And if you ever break her heart, I will cut you.

xoxo, Elle

12 comments:

sarahbelledotcom said...

Awe - I absolutely love this.

Here's to them lasting a looong time, and to him hopefully being The One :)

amber said...

That is a great letter!!

Elle Bee said...

Thanks ladies!

Sarah said...

haha. This is wonderful. The threat at the end made me laugh out loud.

Akirah said...

Aww. You're a good roomie.

Kaye Bee said...

AWWW!!!! K! Tell her I love her.

Mel said...

Awww....what a very sweet letter. :)

ÄsK AliCë said...

That's supercute! He sounds like a great guy :)

mieletcannelle said...

Awh Elle, you're such a good chum! Good luck with the Wine and Cheese!

longredcape said...

He sounds like an absolute doll.

And if you took the time to write a "love" letter about him, well then, THAT is saying something! Yay for boys who don't mistreat our friends!

Kyla Bea said...

Oh he does sounds like a keeper! It's such a good feeling to know someone is taking care of your friend. I'm having that experience now and I honestly sleep better.

biscuitinabasket said...

I think if he read this, he will ensure that he sticks to her.... purely for the generally non threatning letter :D

Nice to see people "stand up" and support their friends for something good for a change :)