25 Perfect Moments From Derek And Meredith's Love Story

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IF I LAY HERE... IF I JUST LAY HERE.

1.Let's start with the time Meredith was all coy, trying so hard to resist McDreamy.

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2.And then when Meredith shoved all of her doubts and insecurities behind and stood up to her man.

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WERK IT MER.

3.This giggle-fest that is forever stamped on our hearts.

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4.Every single moment that Derek said something cute/weird like this.

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Like, okay. Sure. Take a bite.

5.The time Meredith got really real for a sec.

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6.We'll never forget family tea party of our dreams.

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Take a second to appreciate Meredith's tiger ears.

7.This pre-surgery kiss.

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8.And this during-surgery kiss.

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9.Do you remember the morning Derek woke up to find Meredith AND Cristina in his bed?

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And he played it cool like a cool McDreamster does.

10.And, wait for it... this scene that made you a little *hot in the cheeks.*

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11.We will never forget what Meredith said this to Derek after he got shot.

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12.Or the time Derek saved Meredith and it was really, seriously terrifying.

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WHY DID SHE STOP SWIMMING?

13.Take yourself back to the night Meredith made the most romantic gesture of all eternity.

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14.The time Derek got all candid and serious about #MERDER's future and we squealed like a piglet.

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15.And the elevator proposal that shook our insides.

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16.And obviously, the post-it marriage.

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NEVERFORGET

17.It was so cute when Meredith was a little panicky and Derek just wanted to love her.

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OKAY have a baby already.

18.And then when Mer gave Derek the cutest daddy gift and he made the cutest face and you just couldn't take it.

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19.Don't forget how perfect it was when Bailey was finally born.

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20.Remember the time Derek said this?

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STOP SOBBING I DARE YOU.

21.And then moment Derek chose Meredith. FOR GOOD.

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22.And when Meredith made Derek promise her something serious.

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23.Try to hold it together when you remember the scene where Derek said this.

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the right kiss

24.Don't forget about Derek's last ferryboat ride that shattered our insides.

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25.And, the final moment. The moment when Meredith told Derek it was okay.

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And every piece of happiness we've ever felt was diminished.