Lavender couldn’t stop her tears.
“Love, hold yourself, this had to happen one day. We all would face this day, lonely, desperate, nowhere to go. But life goes on.” Isabelle gently wiped the tears of Lavender’s grief-stricken face and hugged her.
“Isa, how do you live when the person who defines your world leaves you deserted? All you have got is just memories to live with.” Lavendar asked looking longingly at the picture frame in her fragile hands.
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When I hold your hand, I feel wanted. When I look in your eyes, I see hope. You have given me so much love, such memorable togetherness. When you speak, I know you have nothing but just my concern in your mind. When I see you, I remember him.
I love you. You make me feel like I am the most important person in the whole wide world, and I can’t thank you enough for that. More than anything else, you have given me your time, your attention, your love. I feel beautiful again. I feel alive again. I feel I am in love, all over again.
It was a trying phase for me; I just couldn’t let him go of my mind. I knew time would heal the pain, but his memories haunted me every moment.
And then you happened.
I poured my heart to you, you unfailingly listened. You took my tears and anger upon you and just gave me love. No man could ever have loved a woman the way you did. I see him in you, my love, and my life. You are just like him, yet now I realise, you are much more than him.
You are all that he could never be; you are all that he wanted to be. You are much more than he ever thought of himself. Because you are how I see him.
I promise you today, I will not let you down. I will hold my head high, not let my spirits falter for a moment. I have you in my life, I need nothing else. I will tread the path with you, how difficult it might be, to reach where I had promised you.
The world shall see, love in all its glory.
The world shall see, my love for you, my love for him.
I am waiting for that day, when I shall see you in every heart that loved and lost. In every hand that has been left alone in a journey that started together.
I am waiting for that day, when every such lonely eye reads you, my saga of love and loss. When I can share my story of eternal hope, which love brought in my life.
You are my story, which nurtured me, loved me and kept me alive. In return I just loved you back.
You are now my life and I will share you with the world soon, one day.
You are not just a book, you are testimony to a life we lived, a love we cherished and a journey we took together.
You know Isa; when memories are all you are left with to live, make those memories come alive. Put words to the feelings that haunt you.
And you will never be alone.
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