If we were sharing a glass of wine

If we were sharing a glass of wine, I would thank you for being my Valentine and why you are so important in my life.

If we were sharing a glass of wine, I would thank you answering my texts at 11pm at night or 5 in the morning.

If we were sharing a glass of wine, I would thank you for letting us crash your son’s birthday dinner.

If we were sharing a glass of wine, I would thank you for inviting me on your latest adventure.

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If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for understanding that the birthday card is never going to arrive on the day of your birthday (or the gift on the actual day).

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for sitting next to me that day in science class and standing up for me every day since.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you (all of you) for the funniest group text I have ever had the pleasure of being on.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for making me brave.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for listening.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for pancakes.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for keeping me honest.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for reminding me that if Bridget is having fun it does not matter that she is different than the others.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for an awesome Super Bowl party, one where Bridget was included and enjoyed.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for adapting a lesson to remind me what inclusive education is meant to be.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for the Trump memes and enjoying the SNL humor with me.

If we were having a glass of wine, I would thank you for holding me when I break, mending me when I am broken and reminding me that I am whole.

I love you, my friends, each and every one of you.

Thanks for being my Valentine.

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