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As long as I can remember, I have been reading romance novels and watching romance movies. I never thought I would find the type of romance that I read about or saw on screen — but man oh man — I sure did. It’s crazy to look back and realize that six months ago I didn’t have my person. But now? Now I have the person that makes my dark days a little lighter and my world a little brighter. 

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking about the last six months and how much they have changed my life. I think the biggest thing that still surprises me is the fact that I’ve found someone that loves me for who I am, and no matter what they still continue to love me. For years now, I have read about that type of love, but I never found it until now.  

My Love,

Six months ago, you asked me to be your girlfriend and I said yes. Who would have known that these past six months would have been some of the best months of my life because I had you. I’ve never looked at someone and said “that’s my person,” but that all changed when I met you. There is no one on this planet that I’d rather be with because I am so deeply in love with you. Every single day I tend to find a new reason why I love you. My love, I absolutely love spending time with you, whether we are watching TikToks, listening to Taylor Swift on our way to Target, or just laying down and talking. I could sit here and watch paint dry with you and I would be content with my life. 

I think that when you find someone who makes you feel happy by just being in their presence, you should keep them in your life. That is exactly how I feel when I’m with you. There is just something so peaceful about being around you. It’s so nice to have someone in my life that I can go to when I need to cry, laugh or just be hugged. I love how supportive you are and how patient you are with me. It means the world to me knowing that I have you in my corner. I love that I can talk to you about anything and you will just sit there and listen to me talk — especially when I’m talking about books. Thank you for listening to me talk about my favorite books non stop. I love that I can now read romance novels and connect quotes to someone I truly love.

I got so lucky six months ago when I met you. Now I truly don’t know what I would do without you because you are always there for me. No, we don’t have a “perfect relationship,” but there’s no such thing as a “perfect relationship.” All I know is that your beautiful, smart, funny and brilliant soul was meant to intertwine with mine. When my dad passed away, a part of my heart broke in a way that I never thought could be fixed, and for the most part it can’t be. My love, you have taken the broken parts and have been slowly putting them back together; I don’t think I could thank you enough for choosing me every morning when you wake up. 

Yours truly,


As I look back over the past six months, I have realized that I have learned so much along the way. I think one of the most important things that I have learned is that the wounds I have may never fully heal, but being with someone that truly is my other half makes them a lot more bearable. Along the way, I have also learned to love myself a little more. When you are around someone that loves you the way you are for so long, you start to feel better about yourself and who you are. I truly believe that my girlfriend is my other half. 

Not only is today my six month anniversary with my love, it’s also a special day for another reason. March 22nd is also my late father’s birthday. It’s hard not being able to celebrate with my dad — he was one of a kind. I miss him more and more everyday. These past few weeks have been hard for me because I have been thinking about him so much, but my girlfriend and so many other people have been there for me every step of the way. Every single time I needed someone, I knew I could rely on my girlfriend to help me get through it. I am beyond thankful to have them in my life. Dad, missing you never gets easier. I love you so much and I wish you the happiest of birthdays.

I dedicate this article to my wonderful girlfriend and my one-of-a-kind dad. 

My love, happy six months, I love you so much.

Dad, happy 48th birthday, I miss you so much.

Katie Tuggle

Virginia Tech '25

Hi, my name is Katie and I'm a senior majoring in psychology. I love being around my friends and family, chasing sunsets, listening to music, and driving around. I am so happy to be a part of the Her Campus writing team because I feel like I have found a place where my voice gets heard. Her Campus allows me to tell my stories without being interrupted and it gives me a place to be my true self.