'My heart still races when you enter the room'
In February, IOL spread the love with our #MyHeart competition where we asked readers to send a shout out to their loved ones to stand a chance of winning some amazing prizes.
Whether it's the love of your life, your BFF, your dog, your cat, your mom, your boss or your second-removed cousin on your grandmother's side, we wanted to know why you appreciate them so much.
Here's one of our winning entries from Zaida Fredericks, who has won two tickets to The Cape Town International Comedy Festival and a case of refreshing Pura Soda to enjoy with her husband Safwat.
My dearest husband Safwat
Words cannot describe the feelings I have for you.
On 14th February 2009 we first met, not even realising that it’s Valentine’s Day.
Till this very day, my heart races when you enter the room.
You have given me so much love these past eleven years, I cannot express my gratitude.
All my life I have had this idea of the type of man I would marry and how my life would be and you have proven that I deserved more.
The three beautiful gifts of life you have given me is proof of how meaningful I am to you. The day we were married is a day Ill cherish always and forever. I have grown so much over these years that I cannot imagine that it gets any better.
I love you wholeheartedly and honestly forever and always.
Thank you for the life I have with you. Thank you for our beautiful children. Thank you for choosing me to spend your life with but most of all thank you for me happiness with you!
Love you always, Zaida
Read more #MyHeart stories here.