I remember having a conversation with one of my guy friends, Andrew P, and he told me that Tim was definetly interested in me. Well...finally, I thought, now I just have to turn 16 and I'll be officially (according to Tony and Brigitte Peron) allowed to date.
On January 25, 1992 it was a day with no school. I had just finished my first semester exams and we had the day off before semester 2 started. I was hanging out at Vijay Krishnan's house with Tim, Andrew, and Terrence. Don't ask me where all of the other girls were...I was so pleased that there were no other girls vying for Tim's attention. I knew that there was a group of people going rollerskating on the Thursday of that week - one day after I turned 16! So while Tim and I were sitting on the floor of the living room of the Krishnan's home I asked him if he wanted to go with me...he hesitated and so I said it would be my treat. So embarassing....but he had never had a girl pay for him before and so he thought that was pretty cool.
Two days later I was 16 years +1 day old and now officially allowed to date. I think Tim and I drove with a few other people to the roller rink. We skated and talked and he bought me a drink and somewhere near the end of the evening we held hands as we made our way around the rink. BTW, we didn't have our first kiss until a few months later.
|April 1992 - our very first picture together|
May 1992 - at the Bijl Wedding.
For all of you who want this dress - it was made from a Laura Ashley pattern
by my Oma for my grade 8 graduation.
We took driver's ed together and both failed our first road test within half an hour of each other.
When I shared with him that I had decided to be baptized at 18 years old he said that he had also decided to take that step of obedience. We were baptized on the same Sunday evening.
In August 1997 Tim proposed to me at Killbear Provincial Park by having a Park Ranger pull me over and issue me a ticket. When I was given the ticket the officer had written in large letters: "Will you marry me?" I was totally confused and wondered why this guy was asking me out?!? I turned to Tim sitting beside me and now ready with the ring. He then asked me himself "Will you marry me" and I of course burst into tears and then said yes!!
10 months later...on July 4, 1998 I married my best friend.
Six and half years of dating.
Twelve and half years of marriage.
And each new day I love him more.