“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quoted: Ryan Joseph Lopez (My Partner for Life)

Prologue:  Back in the winter of January, 2010, my partner Ryan wrote a response on one of my blogs that I don't even think he remembers.  Unbeknownst to him, I saved it and have treasured it ever since.  Since today is Valentine's Day, I'd like to share it with the readers of my blog, and to all my Facebook friends and family.  I love you all, and hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Ryan - May 2005 - When We Met
"When you love someone you take a big chance at being hurt intentionally or unintentionally, that is the risk you take when you play in the game of emotions. Is the gamble worth it? In my opinion, yes. You see, I trust my heart, body and even soul for one person to have, hold, cherish, comfort and even destroy if he wanted to, and I have that same power over him. It is a risk that we both choose to take because we believe in the end that this gamble will ultimately pay off it's rewards: Having someone to hold you, love you, comfort you, laugh and cry with you, stand up for you, be there for you, defend you, protect you, and be their better half when they need it most. I'm so lucky to have found that person and I trust that he will honor my love and never tarnish it or damage it, that he will treat it right and never do me wrong. I have faith in my man and that is what ultimately allows me to fully love him to my hearts content. Thank you for that and more, but what I also want to tell you is this: As I believe in you, believe in me, and that I will always protect your love, cherish it as the greatest gift that I have ever had the chance to hold and call my own, and never damage or harm it with in any way, shape, or form. I love you Peter Flores, and this love I will treat right, like you deserve to be treated, and never hurt you in any way. This I promise and intend to keep, and I thank you for doing the very same. I love you bunches my love. When I say this I also mean that I trust you and that my emotions are yours to do with as you please. It's the greatest gift I can bestow on anyone cause it ultimately puts me at the highest emotional risk. But you cannot live life without taking risks or else in the end there is no life to live. I want to live my life, but more importantly, I want to live my life by your side at every moment possible, hand in hand, arm in arm, with emotions all at risk. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love you bunches my angel. Thank you for trusting in me enough to love me and ultimately risk your most precious emotions too. I love you with all my heart, body and soul. I can never thank you enough for being the greatest man that I have ever known. My gamble pays off every night I hold you in my arms and kiss you goodnight and realize that I'm the luckiest person in the world to have finally found their soul mate. I couldn't be happier. Thank you so very much. Enjoy your day my love. Goodbye."
~ Ryan Joseph Lopez (my partner for life)


Rafe said...

this is the sweetest thing iv read in a while. this is awesome. I hope yall have a great day today :-)

Blade aka Peter said...

thanks so much Rafe, that was sweet of you :-) Hope you have a great one too!

Abbie Herbstritt Snyder via Facebook said...

I love your love for each other...I envy your love for each other...I am lucky to know 2 people who have so much live for each other...I love yall!!!

Blade aka Peter said...

Thanks Abbie, we love you bunches!

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Soy Loco Moco said...

This was absolutely beautiful! just beuatiful!

I have organized my blogs with 3 days worth of postings, so if you wish to continue reading the days before that, and so forth and so forth, you can click the "Older Posts" button /\ /\ /\ right /\ up there.

There are 3 other ways you can find interesting topics to read as well.

*Clicking on any of the links under my "Favorite Categories" section on the left hand side of your screen

*Using the Google Search bar under the scrolling text.

*By choosing a date from the drop down list on the right hand side of your screen.

Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter