Am I in love at 16?

Never been kissed to endless love…

I have always been the one that falls for a boy way too easily. I have had many meaningless crushes that haven’t gone anywhere. I get too attached to each boy and it is very hard to let go but eventually I do and then I try to stay away from relationships until I meet another boy *cue the rolling eye emoji*

I was not expecting to like Caleb (who is my boyfriend now) as much as I did and now I love him with all my heart. I honestly didn’t even like him at first as a friend and we have both agreed on that, so it’s nothing new. I knew I liked him October 7th when all he did was smile at me. I knew I was in trouble because I swore I would never like him and look where we are now: almost two months of dating and three months of hanging out. I never would have guessed that things would end up the way they are but I am so thankful they did.

Our first “hangout” was a football game and his friend had tickets, so we had a double date. It took me a while to warm up to him and get comfortable because I was out of town with three people I had never hung out with and now they’re my best friends. At the game, a mutual friend of ours asked me what I would say if Caleb asked me out and I barely thought about it and said “yes.” I knew that I wanted to date this boy.

As time went on, I would tell my mom and sister that he is “the love of my life.” It was really just a saying until I realized that I am truly in love with him. It was the little things that helped me know for sure such as him going to Walmart just to buy me Chapstick. Love isn’t about big gestures, but it’s about the little things that remind me why I started dating him in the first place.  

I am writing this because yesterday, at about 10:40 p.m., I was dropping Caleb off at his house and I started to pull out of his driveway. I turned around to make sure he got inside and he suddenly started banging on my car. I threw the car in park and he told me to get out. As I got out, I was very confused as to why he was telling me that. I said “why am I getting out?” and he said “because the stars are out.” He stopped me so that we could look at the stars together and that right there is love to me.

I thought I knew what love was when I was younger but I didn’t. I really didn’t. I know it now because I have someone in my life who truly loves me for me and treats me so well. That is way better than many temporary crushes. Plus, who cares that I am sixteen? There are people out there that are way older than me and don’t know the first thing about love. So yes, I am in love at sixteen years old..

“I fall in love with you each and every day.”

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