Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Boy Meets Girl

A little over fifteen years ago, this boy...

met this girl...

...sometime in 1993 and somewhere between the four (or so) walls of King's. There really wasn't the "love at first sight" thing that happens to some people. They really can't remember when they first saw each other or who introduced them. But they became fast friends. They would meet in the cafeteria before, during and after classes to "do homework". Sometimes their homework got done, but most of the time, what happened was conversation about life.

In 1995, the girl headed off to Europe to study in Holland, and left the boy behind. They continued to write letters and keep in touch as good friends. The girl came back to Edmonton with a boyfriend, which put a kink in the plans of the boy, who really wanted a bit more than the friendship they had.

One evening, while enjoying a beer at Boston Pizza (on Whyte Ave, if you like some detail...) they were talking about life partners and being alone. The girl asked a question, with a great amount of angst in her voice, I might add: "What if he (the boyfriend) is the best there is? What happens if I ditch him, and he's the one? How do I know there is someone else out there for me?". The boy responded: "Well, I'd date you."

Eight months later, the boy and girl were married...


...and since then have had quite a few different hair styles together. The boy decided to cut off his mullet, and while the boy was out tree-planting, the girl decided she didn't want hair anymore, so she shaved it off and "surprised" the boy. It didn't go over very well...

The boy and the girl also did quite a bit of travelling together. They taught English in Korea and adventured a bit around Asia and they drove all over the US and Canada, exploring together (the boy at this point, had blonde hair at the insistence of the girl, and the girl had longer hair at the insistence of the boy).

They decided to settle down for a while in Vancouver, and while the girl taught music in elementary schools around the Lower Mainland, the boy finished up a Master's Degree.

Then the boy and girl decided that maybe it would be a good time to start thinking about trying to have a baby. It was a bit of a slog to get started, but within 4 years, there were three little munchkins running around, bringing with them a lot of joy to the boy and girl. The boy and girl also moved to Edmonton to raise those little munchkins surrounded by extended family.

Now, fifteen years later, that boy and girl are still best friends. They are still very much in love. They still talk about life and love and fears and dreams. They still explore and take time for adventures. They still enjoy having beers together.

And that boy and girl can't wait for the adventures to come...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
I'm so happy for you both!

Rachel said...

Congratulation! Wonder what new adventures await you...God Bless you both and may you have many more years together to laugh and love and drink :)

Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I love the "15+ year recap" and all the pics. I hope that you have many many more anniversaries and tons of advetures to celebrate :)
Terri