This song has been perfect for me and the situation I am in.
Been in a relationship for a year and a half with a man in the UK and I live in Chicago. He visited me this year and it went fairly well (did have a few hiccups as is natural in most relationships). When he left, we hugged and had a tender moment at the airport and kissed several times - I'll never forget this moment. It was hard to see him go. We called and texted afterwards and he said that he was going to come back to Chicago soon and that he really wanted to be here and spend more time with me. Two months later, he texted me that he had met someone in the UK and that it looked like it may well go somewhere. It was one of the hardest things to go through break-up wise since I loved him.
But, we have a picture that we took together when he first arrived in Chicago and I hold that close to me - it's a picture that showed us together before the pieces fell apart. It was such a magical moment. I still hope that he comes back to visit me in Chicago sometime and that this current relationship he is in will just be a fleeting thing. But, I'm not naive and will continue to heal and move forward in the meantime - because love will heal and mend my heart.
Thank you Ed Sheeran for writing a song that has been 100% true to my situation. I hope that he will "come home" one day but will forever hold him in my heart with this picture until then.