From Our Readers: Thank You for Staying
That is the only thing I would like to tell you.
I appreciate all the laughter you've given me, even if at times I found your jokes either corny or annoying. You have been there even if I was such in a foul mood, even if staying means arguing with me or getting hurt.
I still remember those times when you would ask me what's wrong and without any word, I would just start crying. Maybe that's an answer in itself because you'd give me the tightest embrace as if you already knew what the problem was. During those times, I realized that I needed a hug more than any advice. I knew even then that behind your hugs lie the words of comfort I wanted to hear or feel. That was when I valued and loved silence more than anything else.
I know you hate it when I don't talk because maybe for you, silence means I just don't care. I am not good at remembering things but I can still recall that one night when you were so annoyed when I was just staring out the window instead of talking to you. But you were wrong. I was actually thinking of you, of us.
I may not always be showy but I know deep inside what is real. I know you have doubts. They're my doing, I put them there. Most of the time, I don't know how to explain myself so I stopped trying anymore. I don't know how it all began, but I want to thank you for staying even if things were hard. I don't know what lies ahead for me, for you, or for both of us. But I hope whatever happens in the future, you'll still be in mine and I will still be in yours.