Where have you been all my life? I admit that I heard about you long before we met in person, but what I had been told does not do you justice- had I known how incredible you were, we would have been introduced ages ago. How fortunate that I was able to bring you to Rwanda with me: you have so many stories in your repertoire; it’s like you have been everywhere, and done everything! You are so adventurous!
There are a few less attractive qualities, though- you’re such a tease! You start to tell me a story: just enough to make sure that I am hooked, and then BAM- you tell me that you’re not allowed to say anymore… but maybe a little money would loosen your tongue? I certainly don’t mind spending money on you, but you don’t have to be so officious about it. I can’t get enough of your storytelling.
Honestly, my Peace Corps service would be entirely different without you. The hours we share each day (and each night!) are so thrilling, and every day I find myself appreciating you more and more. Neither of us are ready to “settle down” any time soon, but after we return to the states, I hope you’ll honor me with your presence at graduate school. After that, if you are up to it, it would be my pleasure to take you on a trip around the world- let’s explore it together, shall we? I don’t know what I would do without you now that we have spent so much time together.
I love you,