Because I know they mattered to you too.

I know that this loss was not just mine. I know you loved him too.

I know that you’ll miss him and that you are in pain. I realize you’re trying to be strong for me but seeing you cry makes me realize how amazing he was to you too. I know you want to be strong for me, but I know you are hurting, so by trying to be so strong for me all the time, you’ll make me feel like I need to be strong all the time as well.

( I think I’ve said it all in those few words, so please, cry with me when you need to)