Stages of falling in love (part 6) #stagesoffallinginlove
I took this photo on April 16th , 2016 — only a few days before our first month together. We were at the farthest west part of Surabaya to support a friend — who, eventually, left.
It was the very first time we had our photo taken; before that, it was always selfies. It was also the very first time I made it clear to everyone that I was dating him.
At that moment, I felt incredibly elated and overwhelmed with all sorts of feelings. I've never felt something that intense towards someone before — I've never loved someone that hard before.
Day by day, we always spent our time together, not being able to be apart. Day by day, I found out that my life had drastically changed for the better.
I finally felt loved.
I finally felt appreciated.
He never fails to tell me that I'm the most beautiful person he has ever seen, every day, no matter how much I despise how I look. He never fails to tell me that I'm the most kindhearted person he has ever known, every day, no matter how despicable I think I am. He never fails to tell me that he loves me unconditionally, every day, no matter how much I hate myself. He never fails to tell me that he believes in me, every day, no matter how much I've given up on myself.
He's turning my bleak, black and white life into rainbows.
I need him.
I need him to stay.