I may have never thanked you for what you did for me, so I wanted to thank you now. There's few opportunities where learning is as cut-throat as it was in our relationship. The thing is, it was beautifully painful.
The gift I received while being together was being able to watch you grow through love, hurt through love, and then grieve through love. I watched myself feel these things alongside you. Two hearts separated but feeling the same joys and strains of love. It took me a while to figure out how to deal with that, but when I did, I realized how much stronger I was capable of being. You see, you loved me into the next phase of my journey.
Gratitude is the feeling I have when I think of you, I've been released from the negative space I was in. In fact, I look back and think about how thankful I am that everything happened the way that it did. I hope that you have the same convictions about love and see that even in it's darkest hour, our relationship pushed me... pushed me right into the light.
I will never regard you as a mistake, and I hope you do the same. I hope, like me, you smile when you think of the love we shared, and know, it was unique in our journey. You were an integral part of my story, an irreplaceable character, and no other could write this story. Through the love and admiration we shared, I learned how to love myself more, and in turn, love better.
To You, My old lover, I am thankful.