Almost 6 months ago I saw Gavin DeGraw live. Before playing one of my favorite songs, Soldier, he made what has become one of my favorite speeches about love:
“I’ve been in love and I’ve been out of love. Both of them have their own value…am I wrong? But I will say that when you’re in love, your mind changes about certain things, right? I started seeing myself in a role of protecting that person. I started thinking to myself, I love this person, if someone wants to do something to hurt this person to the person that I love…I would strongly consider running them over with my car. I know some people out there thinking, I don’t even know what to call that. Well, I’ll tell you right now, that’s a felony…but it’s also a crime of passion. So if you’ve ever seen yourself in that position of wanting to protect that person that you love while everyone else has turned their back on that person that you love then you understand this song.”
While hearing this speech the only person I could think about or look at was the girl I had been in love with for years. I kept telling myself, ‘I would do anything for this girl’. That night I was lucky enough to become the boyfriend of hands down the most amazing girl I have ever met. She is my bestfriend, my girlfriend, and I will always be madly in love with her. No matter what happens I will always be her Soldier.