Why I love you

Brandon Slesser
7 min readApr 2, 2024

Imperfections Are The Best.

You know those fairy tales that has the princess being saved by the prince, or a knight defeating a dragon for love, or a prince trying to find the owner of a glass slipper…those are nothing like our love story. You don’t save princess, or fight dragons, or even try to find a clueless scullery maid for her shoe size. There is nothing epic or extraordinary about our love story, but that’s what makes it the best love story of all. I never expected you to be my knight in shining armor or even go from a frog to a prince. Those guys seem to lack the most important parts, and no, not the parts you think…they lack imperfections. I really think that IMPERFECTIONS ARE THE BEST because they really show a person who they are. If you were perfect, then there would be no room for us to grow together. All your little imperfections are just one of the reasons WHY I LOVE YOU.


When I hear the term “GAME, SET, MATCH” I instantly think of your ambition. You have never seen an obstacle that you were never scared to face. You see it and instantly think “I got this” without thinking twice about it. You go head first for what you want and never look back. Your ambition is your gasoline, the fuel that drives your dreams. I watch from the sidelines as you check off each accomplishment you are going after. Being your biggest cheerleader brings me a lot of joy. Even on the days when the obstacles you face seem to be weighing on you, I’m always there cheering you on because I know what kind of man you are. OBSTACLES ARE JUST ANOTHER FORM OF EXERCISE to you. It’s partially why you have such nice legs!


There has been one thing that you taught me in the past 3 years that we have been together and that was intimacy means more than just sex. It comes in different shades of colors. It comes in reds, yellows, oranges, greens, blues, and even the ever so peppy purple. You have taught me that showing love doesn’t have to be a skin on skin contact. That was what I used to, how I felt that I needed to show love in order for someone to love me. Don’t get me wrong…still nice…but you really helped me see the bigger picture of what intimacy is. It’s eating dinner while watching our favorite shows. Well they were your favorite before they were mine, but watching them with you makes them my favorite too. You taught me that we could just kill a couple hundred zombies each night being a form of intimacy. INTIMACY COMES IS DIFFERENT SHADES really is an understatement, especially when it comes to you.


People talk about The Big Bang being as an “idea that the universe began as just a single point, then expanded and stretched to grow as large as it is right now — and it is still stretching!” Or so NASA says, but what I really think happened was that the universe was created by a big hug. Yeah, it sounds absolutely ridiculous, but that’s what love is though, kind of ridiculous but in the best ways possible. I still remember that first night we met and you wrapped your arms around me. For the first time in a long time I felt completely safe. The world stopped spinning just for a moment and time froze. It was like my soul found its other half in you. That’s something to say I think, especially when it comes to a person you just met. I like to imagine that our souls did The Waltz of maybe they gave a good Line Dance probably to The Cupid Shuffle when they met one another. Even now when you hug me and hold me tight against you, I feel my heart skip a few beats in my chest. Talk about a pulmonary embolism. It got me thinking that really HUGS ARE REALLY JUST SOULS COLLIDING. I love your big bear hugs.


There are some pretty special moments we have. We go on adventures together and you always find a way to make me gitty. Even after being with you for three years, I still have such a school boy crush on you. It’s like I can’t ever get enough of being around you. I’ll admit, I can be a little annoying at times (all the best people are though) and I drive you crazy, but I just can’t help myself when I’m around you. I feel light as a feather and as free a cloud just drifting through the sky on a summer breeze. I think back at the time we have shared and the challenges we have faced together and I couldn’t be happier to share those moments with you. Sure there are some things we do that may not be the most exciting, but all that disappears the moment I look at you. You made me believe that BUTTERFLIES REALLY ARE IN YOUR STOMACH. I’m just a regular butterfly sanctuary with all the happy feelings you give me.


If there is one thing that I know for certain is that our love story is not a fairytale. There aren’t magical pumpkins and talking animals, but the one thing that I can say is that you will always be my hero. You stepped up the best way you knew how when I got the worst news of my life. No, you weren’t all over me and waiting on me hand and foot, but you showed up in your own way. A way that I learned to appreciate. When I needed you most that’s when you put on your armor and road into battle for me. I think there was a part of you that knew I was strong enough to face my demons alone, but on the off chance that I was being beaten down, you were always there to rescue me. The weight of the world, the weight of me, was on your shoulders and you never gave up. You decided that you have to be strong for both of us and I was busy trying to be strong for you. We are both warriors in our own right. I made the statement before that you weren’t my white knight in shining armor, but I am RETRACTING THE STATEMENT, YOU ARE MY KNIGHT.


I’ve never really been one to believe in fairytales and never really one to think that I deserve my happy ending, but with you I think I might have found it. I always had hope that happily ever after was a real thing, that things will be perfect, but I threw those rose colored glasses away. If happily ever after was a real thing, then everyone would have their happy endings and the world would be beautiful; but that’s not a thing. What is a thing though is finding that one person who connects with your soul and ignites the fire in you. That’s what you’ve done for me. You took an old used up candle and repurposed it to make it into a lantern. DOES HAPPILY EVER AFTER REALLY EXISTS? I’m not so sure it does, but what I am sure of though is a life with you beats having a fairytale ending any day. That is WHY I LOVE YOU.

Just a reminder, when you find a someone who makes you happy, even though there are fights, laughs, cries, and fun, never let them go. We all get one shot at life, make the most of it. Do it for yourself.




Brandon Slesser

Free spirited, open minded, hopeless romantic, a little stubborn, and an avid thinker.