I just wanted to take a moment out of my normal blog posts, and dedicate this particular one to Marcus. Let me start from the beginning. We met through text message on my 16th birthday when I was attending my very first concert. We were both Sophomore’s in high school, and our feelings blossomed very fast. Young love some people might call it, but we knew better. Now obviously, when I say “met through text message” I mean just that. He was two states away from me in Colorado, and so a long distance relationship it was. We were together 14 months, and then because of the distance and other various reasons we ended it. Years passed, and we stayed in touch every now and again. Although we weren’t together, he was my best friend through thick and thin. We knew everything about each other. And then, after a really hard breakup on both our ends, we began talking again. We talked over Facebook messenger for more then an hour, until we exchanged numbers and he called me on the phone to say goodnight. Once I picked up that phone call, all the feelings and memories of his voice came back. I had never felt so safe in my life. We continued texting and such, until we had our very first Skype call. From then on, we Skyped every night. I had mustered up enough courage to finally tell him that I never stopped loving him, and he told me the same. We got back together, and I was never so happy as I was then. He decided to come and visit me in August, and Bradley and I went to pick him up at the bus depot in Salt Lake City. He stayed a whole week with me, met my parents, and he even proposed to which I said yes. He moved down two months later. May 30th, 2015 is the day I married my best friend, the love of my life. In two short months, we will be married 2 years. I just wanted to thank him from the bottom of my heart for everything he does for his little family. Marcus Frederick Merrick, I love you with all that I am, and I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life with anybody else. I’ll end this post right here. Thank you for all the love and support as always. Much love.