A heart can be such a fragile thing. We work our whole lives to protect it from harm. We bandage the wounds, put ice on the bruises, and rejuvenate when necessary. When I met you, I had given up, or almost given up, on finding true love. We both have been through relationships that were proven to be one-sided, always on our side. Too many people in our lives had used our precious love for their own needs, not realizing what we needed, nor ever noticing what was missing. We went along as best we could, for the sake of our selves, thinking that someday, things would turn out all right. For so long, we were told that we were wrong, that what we were looking for just wasn't realistic.