How extremely rare is it to meet someone at the young age of 15, become best friends for a couple of years until eventually you're both 17 and completely head over heals for each other? Walking into English class and seeing you for the very first time 12 years ago and fast forward to today, I could never have imagined building this life together, even in my wildest of dreams.
The happiest of birthdays to the most genuine, true to himself, affectionate, compassionate, emotionally intellectual (yes, I stole your phrase), tenacious, loyal and hard working human being. I don't know how you do it, but you have the amazing ability to turn cops away from arresting us all just by simply showing off your infectious smile (true story). Or, filling the room and everyone in it with roaring laughter, just because you're laughing (all the time, it's contagious). You would drop anything and everything for myself, your friends, family, homeless person (again, true story), pets or even just an injured bird who flew into the window (all the time). Simply put, you bend over backwards for everyone and everything in your life on the daily, and without the intent of any praise. You truly work your magic in silence, and it's respectfully noticed by those closest to you. Your heart is made of pure gold.
I can't believe this birthday marks ten birthdays of being together. Brett, thank you for choosing me to grow another year older with for the past decade. There isn't a single day that I take for granted at how lucky we are to have found each other at the age that we did.
Here's to you and this special day in which you first lit up this world.
Happy birthday 💜