'Twas the week before Thanksgiving, when all through my house
Not a creature was stirring, except for my mouse;
The inbox was empty and who knew what you’d like,
So, I wrote what I wrote... Hi, I’m Mike.
It seemed to work when you agreed to meet,
Who knew if you were real or perhaps a creep;
And you with your haircut and I in my cap,
We just sat down for a long winter's chat.
The date went well, or so it seemed,
It was cozy and fun with you and the team.
Away to Old Blue I flew like a flash,
Popped open the door and drove real fast.
Weeks went by and we continued to date.
The third was fun, with your future roommate,
A short time later, as I continue to rhyme,
How ‘bout Cancun with some friends of mine?
More time had passed, a big day was essential,
A Facebook change made it official.
Among my friends you grew rapidly with fame,
They whistled, and shouted, and called out your name;
"First, Kristie! then Shannon! now, ®Calvin and Steve!
Then, Jimmy! then James! and, Glen and Stark-y!
From spring into summer we were birds of a feather!
We flew away! drove away! biked away together!
I met your family and did not flee,
Who knew that summer I’d learn to ski?
We awoke to a text not sure what it said,
It was Heaven spelled backward and back to bed;
It was that time of year and things were new,
The holidays were approaching and a turkey, too.
And then, in a moment, it all felt right.
Despite the outcome of each little fight.
As I looked in my head, not sure what I found,
How did I exist without you around?
As I sat on the couch with a display of love,
Who knew I’d be kidnapped and taken above?
A time of change was in the works,
You had my back, and showed me the perks.
Times were rough for D-Rose’s knee,
Even harder to stomach from Washington DC!
Brunches and grilling and babies arriving.
A summer to remember and you were driving;
Two tent parties in and still going strong,
I wonder who Cody will bring along?
We were busy as bees and spreading the wealth,
Wondering when we’d have time to ourself;
The planning began, a week for us,
We took off for the coast, wine country... or bust!
Returning home and tossing my floss,
Lounging around and watching Cake Boss;
A road trip in store with a secret plan,
A stop for permission was even at hand;
A couple years later and I’m at your door,
My lucky stars, I couldn’t ask for more!
No doubt this is right and you’ve changed my life,
"Merry Christmas to you, my future wife.