‘Sometimes he just gets on my nerves’ she said through quiet sobs
‘sometimes he does something so tiny but it makes me question everything –
And in that moment I did know and I wanted to hold her because I knew
exactly what it was like to love somebody with your whole being but still
question if you are doing the right thing so instead I sat back and asked her the only
question I knew how to ask –
‘do you love him?’
with a shudder and a gasp in between her sobs she nodded her head and her voice
rose like a light from the darkness
‘with everything that I have’.
‘so you fight for him’ I told her and if everything else was a lie in this thing called life
I knew that to be a fact.
‘If you truly love something you are going to question it’, I further reasoned
‘our minds have a way of convincing us that we don’t deserve what we have
so we try to find a way to believe that it isn’t meant to be.
But you love him, so you fight for him.’
She didn’t seem convinced but her voice was a bit more steady when she spoke next.
‘I can’t lose him.’
‘Then you won’t,’ I answered her
and now I knew three things to be certain.
If you love someone you fight for them until you’ve given it all you can
and then you let go and if you let go and they stay
you have found someone worth fighting for
and I have found someone worth fighting for.
I turned from the mirror and my sobbing figure straightened.
‘Are we going to be okay?’ she asked
‘We will be.’