"I remember the first time I told him that I loved him. We had been dating for a while and he had driven me to Kansas for graduate school. Standing in the airport, about to let him fly back, I found the confidence to say something. Whispering those words in his ear, with tears streaming down my face, was the most scary, relieving, yet heart-warming thing I have ever felt. And I remember when he heard it, he hugged me even tighter."