Yesterday, February 10, 2012, was the date that The Vow came out in theaters. It was also the date that Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace came out too. Throughout the entire week before, I was telling my girlfriend how we were going to see Star Wars. As any girl can imagine, she was less than pleased. She kept on bugging me to see The Vow & that was my plan in the first place. Time after time, repeatedly I’d tell her we weren’t going to see it & that “if you love me, than you’ll come see my movie with me.” Even though she said yes to that, I still knew that we were never going to see it together because she deserves to be able to watch a chick-flick with her boyfriend. So as we approached the ticket booth, I asked for two tickets to see The Vow. Once she laid her eyes upon the tickets, she realized they weren’t to see some Sci-Fi movie with lightsabers, The Force, native people from Tatooine, or R2-D2. Her eyes light up as she grasped my arm telling me, “No, babe, we can see Star Wars. It’s fine.” But deep down inside, I knew it was all a lie. Her face began to glow as we stepped into the theatre even though her & I both knew that it was going to be packed. Finding our seats, I don’t think she really noticed how amazing she looked as such a simple gesture of throwing her hair behind her shoulders made her radiate beauty. Only taking up about five seconds, she turned to me, smiled, produced a small laugh & then proceeded to get comfortable in her chair. Within those seconds, I’m pretty sure my heart dropped. It had occurred to me then how happy she was that we didn’t go see Star Wars & with that effortless smile of hers, it made my heart melt because I knew that she was truly happy & enjoying the moment. The movie began to play & we began to hold hands while watching the story unfold before our eyes. Moments in the film started to make both of us empathize with the characters & numerous times I found myself looking down at my baby & thinking if I could ever live my life without her. (If you haven’t seen the movie I don’t want to ruin any parts of it, so I’ll try not to speak about it too much) There were times where he’d act normally & she’d just deny him. These little moments crushed me because I know that I’d be devastated if that happened to me. This movie really made me appreciate what I have & who I was holding. The love of my life & I were again watching a movie that made us both emotional. I can’t begin to describe the feelings that I felt as I was watching this movie & looking at my baby. She was enjoying it just as much as I was. It’s the greatest sight to see; the one you love smiling back at you. Such a small gesture means so much, so comprehensible that it spoke the loveliest words that my ears have ever heard, so incredibly sexy that I’d never want her beautiful face to frown. And I promise that I will never hurt her.
I love you with all my heart, babygirl. I’m so blessed to have you in my life. I’ll love you forever & ever. This was my promise to you on August 3rd, 2011. I plan to keep that promise for as long as I still breathe. @jessicabarreto