Not only because I enjoy the 4th...
but the 2nd is extra special to me, to us.
On July 2nd, 2005 (after 5 years of being best friends) at 4:51 AM
G.I. Joe sent me a text message that changed our lives forever.
"Wanna make good on something a long time coming? Me belonging to you, and you belonging to me."
Later that day we went on our first official date.
I still remember the days of spending hours on the perfect hair, make-up and clothes.
And then pacing by the window.
The moment that cherry red mustang came rolling up our gravel driveway
my heart would race.
To my G.I. Joe:
You didn't even need to ask me that question in your text message.
We belonged to each other before that day on the playground,
before we were even breathing.
And no matter what, we always will.
Thank you for the best 5 years of fast cars and freedom.
Here's to many more.