When I look at photos of myself taken before I met you,
I realize that I am also looking at pictures taken before I met me. 
You gave me the safety and security I’d been seeking, and allowed me to explore places I had been afraid existed.
You cheered me on as I challenged my own thoughts, and experimented with expression. 
Never once have you batted an eye, or asked me to reel it in,
And I am so thankful that you have gifted us both with the best version of myself.