Why I am Thankful for Finding the Cory to my Topanga

Like most people of my generation, I grew up on a steady diet of "Full House," Disney Channel and of course, "Boy Meets World." It was "Boy Meets World" that has always struck a cord with me; I love the characters, the way you see them grow and change and the wholesome messages coming from the show. I could not have been more excited when they released "Girl Meets World," but that is a story for another time. I always associated with Topanga. We have a lot in common—slightly eccentric, comfortable alone, confident in our own skin, loves education, aspirations to be a lawyer, long hair. For so long, I watched the show and felt that the only thing different between me and Topanga was that I did not have a Cory. I didn't date much growing up; I didn't have time, and I didn't make the time. I was focused on my goals, my education and I wasn't going to let anyone stand in my way. I shot down almost every boy who showed interest and was known for my intense, cold looks and slightly hard exterior. That was until a tall, red-haired boy walked into my life and refused to leave until he broke right into that icy exterior. I started dating this boy my sophomore year of high school. He was a jock who held school records; I was a nerd who carried a book everywhere I went. No one in school could believe we were together. Yet, we worked. He made me laugh and be more social. I helped him write his papers. Almost seven years later, we are engaged, buying a house and stronger than ever. These are the reasons why I am so thankful to finally have the Cory to my Topanga.
Thanks for sticking by me through high school, college, first jobs, first house and everything together. I always had a partner and someone to fall back on through all of these crazy times in our lives.
Thank you for always providing a shoulder to cry on and picking me up when I fall. No matter what happens in our life, I can always go home and have the comfort of my favorite person.
Thanks for being my biggest fan. Thanks for always cheering me on in whatever I chose to do from horse shows to the LSAT and everything in between.
Thanks for keeping me laughing and making everything an adventure, even the grocery store or taking our dogs for a walk. Life with you is never boring, and I would not change it for the world.
Thank you for making sure I never doubt your love and devotion. Finding such a pure and strong love this young is a blessing I am eternally grateful for.
Thanks for keeping it weird and wonderful. Thanks for eating waffles in bed with me at 11 p.m. while watching "The Office" and letting that be our normal.
Thanks for pushing me to always be a better person and challenging me to constantly keep growing. I may not always like your constructive comments, but they come from a good place and help me to be better person.
I never thought I would be that girl who married her high school sweetheart at 22 years old. I never thought my whole life would be changed by one guy. I never thought I would be lucky enough to find the Cory to my Topanga, but I did and I am so thankful. I don't know what I would do without you, and I don't ever want to find out. Maybe someday they will make a TV show about our kids. But even if they don't, I am still happy to have you and a beautiful future ahead. Thanks for being everything I always thought I wanted in a man and everything I did not know I needed.
The Ice Queen You Melted

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