All right, Bails. This one’s for you.
I’d hoped to finish your story to be able to give to you today, but that didn’t happen. You’ll have to be content with this until I can present the other to you, preferably in person, but you never know.
What a whirlwind of a day, really, and I wonder if you feel any different. Some things have changed for you, but what really matters is what’s at the heart of your relationship with Ronnie, and I don’t think anything about that is different now that you’re married. You’re still in love, you’re still the same couple, and you still have just as good of a chance of making it as you ever have.
Like I told him after the ceremony, “I know I don’t have to tell you to take care of her.” The same goes for you, too, Bailey—I know I don’t have to tell you to take care of him, because I’ve watched your relationship unfold since our junior year of high school—February 8, 2011, am I right?? I believe in it because I believe in both of you.
It feels weird to me to think that you’re married, and how quickly it’s happened, while at the same time how long it’s taken to get here. It definitely feels like a lifetime since we created our friendship video in your bedroom, dancing around in ridiculous outfits and making fun of our teenage life. Ronnie, it feels like a dozen lifetimes since our days at OLQP together. So many memories with each of you, and my only regret is that I don’t have more with both of you.
I wish you the world. I’d never have made it this far in my life without either of you, honestly, and I need you to know that. The truth is, we’re in different places now in our lives—of course, and it’s not because you’re married!—but my Baikey, I’ll always be here whenever you need me. You too, Ronnie, though of course I have much lower expectations for you running to me for anything than I do for her!
We’ve grown up. Now what’s left is for all of us to grow old, and for you two to do it together. I can’t wait to watch it happen.
Forever and always,
Your Nina Belle