I Met My Girlfriend Because of The Mighty

I have autism and I always wanted a girlfriend. I recently started a relationship with Kelly, an amazing woman who writes for all the same blogs I do including The Mighty. Here’s my story of how I developed a relationship with her.  

We first met online, and I eagerly sent you a friend request on Facebook. There were two buttons you could press to respond: accept or reject. At first you hesitated, uncertain if it was safe to let me into your world. However, the day you finally caved and pressed that accept, both of our lives changes forever.

I loved becoming acquainted with you, day in and day out. The more I got to know you, the more I liked you. I quickly saw you as the most beautiful woman in the world. And although you may have not felt your beauty, I always did.

Your beautiful face, your gorgeous hair and your shimmering personality have made me realize what a lucky man I am to know you.

I bravely gave you my phone number so you could text me anytime. You gave me yours in return, much to my delight. Our conversations grew more frequent and deep, and finally I knew I needed to tell you how I was starting to feel. I remember the first day I told you, “I love you.” It was one of the bravest things I’d ever done, and the seconds seemed like hours as I nervously waited for your reply. To be completely honest, I didn’t expect your response to say you felt the same. But as soon as you said, “I love you too,” I started to feel like someone really loves me in ways I’d never felt before.

Your beautiful face, your gorgeous hair and your shimmering personality have made me realize what a lucky man I am to hear those wonderful words “I love you too.”

I’m not the richest person in the world. And unfortunately, your love is 3000 miles away from me. I’ve questioned if it would ever work, if love could conquer all things, even the distance from the Atlantic to the Pacific. I had no idea when we would meet, when we could feel each other’s embrace.

However, life often works in the most amazing and mysterious ways, and I was able to travel 3000 miles to meet you, showering you with love in person instead of just with words across a screen. That first night we spent together, it felt as if we’d known each other for years, not mere minutes. I’ve always believed in love at first sight, and the moment my eyes met yours, I knew I had to build a future with you in my heart.

Your beautiful face, your gorgeous hair and your shimmering personality have made me realize you were always worth the wait.

You’re incredible, you’re perfect and there’s no one else for me.

All the frustration and heartbreaks single life happened for a reason. That reason was waiting for that time when you could be safely in my arms. I know we’re going to be the best couple in the world, and nothing will stand in our way.

To steal your words, we’re in this together, every step of the way.

I didn’t want to leave you to return to reality, but when I come back, I know we’ll pick up where we left off. You are so important to me; I love you with all my heart. Some may talk or even judge, but nothing will ever change the way I feel for you.

You’re truly unique (just like me), and I love you for that. I love your strengths and even your flaws. Your beautiful face, your gorgeous hair, your shimmering personality… I love everything about you.

No matter what the seasons bring, or the distance that spans between us, know I am always home when I’m with you. I love you more than anyone else in the world, and I’m forever thankful to call you my love interest, my girlfriend, my baby.

Thank you for being you, and thank you for being my girlfriend.

This story originally appeared on Unwritten.

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