'You give my life meaning'
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 Lubwama Williams, who has won a Brow and Lash Makeover from UniQBrows for the special woman in his life.
Days are dull and the nights seem so long when I am not with you.
Even after all this time, your touch still warms me up like it did when you came close for the first time. I thank God for the gift of life because it's the most precious thing on earth, but some days are even more meaningful because of people we meet on our journey through life.
Every day seems more beautiful with certain people by our side. This Valentine's Day I chose to celebrate your presence in my life because you give it meaning.
I can no longer take this life for granted as I now have you. I cannot wait to start my life with you.
I could not have asked for a better gift from God than you, my love. I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, I celebrate you my love, because you're the reason I can mention the word 'Valentine'. You give are its true definition.
Read more #MyHeart stories here.