#Bondstories: You Give Me Comfort

#Bondstories: You Give Me Comfort

A week, a month, a year... Time flies by when you're in love.

On May 2 this year, me and my beloved one have been together for 4 years. Although the distances between our homes aren't that big - 3 hours by train, we still experience the feeling of a missing piece of the puzzle called life.

So if you quickly did the math we have been together since 2 May 2013 (Wow! That's a long time!). She has recently turned 18, I am nearly 20. Yes, this means we fell in love at 14 and 15 years old and since then we have continuously shared everything we had.

She was dear friend of the niece of my dearest friend, it's complicated (like always haha)! We got together, I saw her, she saw me, and this was love at first sight in our early teenage years. Despite this beautiful love at first sight I can't explain how truly blessed I am for until this day still having her at my side. 4 years might not seem long, our ages may seem young, but our relationship is of the dearest friendship, the deepest love and the upmost comfort. I like that word, more than I could explain. The word 'comfort' is a word we don't know in our language (Dutch). Of course we have comfort in the sense of a comfortable couch, but not in giving someone comfort.

4 years have passed and we still love, work, and fight each day, because we're nowhere happier than when we are together. This is the foundation of our love.

We meet every weekend, and no matter where we are, where we go, what we do, and what obligations rest upon us, we are happy, and provide each other comfort. I love that word. I'd love to be able to share my love with just a touch like we do so often, only just 1 day per week. I'd like to remind my beloved one that I am always there, even if she wouldn't want me there. I'd share my feelings in heartbeat, not a text message. Though, there's not a day that could go by without me thinking of her, and there has not been a single day of me doubting our relationship. She knows this, now I want her to feel this.

This is our story. We love each day like it's our last one, but a little bit of help is always welcome. Thank you for this great initiative.

Arnout Habraken