I still get butterflies.

I remember it like it was yesterday.  I was sitting in bed in my sophomore year college dorm room.  I looked over at my best friend and roommate and said, "Some guy named Michael Thibodeau just friended me on Facebook, do you know who that is?".  Since the profile picture was just a picture of a boat, I had no idea who it was.  We started Facebook stalking.  After some digging, I finally realized it was this guy everyone called "Tibbs" who I had met at my new job at Chili's.  He seemed like a nice guy, so I accepted, and the next time I saw him we laughed about the fact that I didn't know his real name.  That was where it all began almost 9 years ago.

Those first few months getting to know each other were a time in my life that I can still recall every detail of.  Every late night conversation, every "date" that wasn't really a date if you had asked me (but clearly they were), every kiss, and every time he gave me butterflies.  It sounds silly to say this now, but I think deep down I knew back then that we would be spending the rest of our lives together.

Photo by Blue Glass Photography, USVI.

Photo by Blue Glass Photography, USVI.

Fast forward to today and we’ve been married for four years.  We moved to North Carolina, became parents to an adorable little boy who has brought so much joy to our life, and are about to add another, our little girl, to our family.  We are going through all the ups and downs of life together, supporting one another as we chase our dreams, and are still holding hands through it all.

Happy Anniversary my love.  You truly are the best husband a girl could ask for.  You swept me off my feet and never put me back down.  Thank you for all that you do for our family, for being an amazing father and role model to our children, for always making me laugh, for knowing me inside and out, for supporting me and my big dreams and most importantly, for always loving me.

While it seems like everything has changed, nothing has really changed at all.  You are still the same goofy guy I met 9 years ago, we are still just two kids in love and I still get butterflies. <3

Photo by Blue Glass Photography, USVI.

Photo by Blue Glass Photography, USVI.