February 12, 2001 I was introduced to a new employee at work. He was polite, nice, really had a way with people without being schmalzty. This was a good thing since I worked the phone in the IT dept. of an ISP and he was a new tech.
That day I teased and tormented him unmercifully over the IM - why? Because he was too nice and I was in a mood. He was confused at first but then gave as good as he got and I admired that. We were instant friends. In May, my SIL walked with me to get coffee during a break at work one day and in the middle of crossing a busy street, asked me if there was anything between us. WTH? He was the first guy I really felt an uncomplicated friendship with so I hadn't even considered anything more. Turns out he was a little ahead of me there, lol. We went on an official "date" in the end of May and it didn't take long for me to realize I hadn't just found my best friend, I had been a little blind to the fact I had been falling in love. We were married July 20th that same year.
We now have three beautiful boys, ages 5, 3, and 1. I don't think I knew what real happiness was til I met Michael, he makes me believe I'm beautiful.
Mike, if you read this, I love you more with each passing year and I can't imagine life without you - I would never want to. Years, decades, forever.