August Long Weekend, 2006.
I picked Alex up from the airport and straight away whisked him off to the cabin (my favorite place on earth) and introduced him to my whole family! He was like deer in headlights meeting my parents, brother and sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles – all in one shot. It sounds kinda mean but I wanted to see what the guy was made of. I’m worth it, right?
He asked me to be his girlfriend and we shared our first kiss on the ridge overlooking a valley of evergreens. It was perfect.
Less than a year later on July 7, 2007 (07/07/07) Alex proposed on that very same ridge, about 3 months after moving to Winnipeg.
It was so special that it happened on 07/07/07 because the number seven is a significant spiritual number. It’s the number of fulfillment and that day God fulfilled one of my deepest longings and greatest dreams – to marry a man after His own heart.
Six months later, on January 10, 2008 we were married in Holguin, Cuba! 43 of our closest friends and family celebrated with us beside the turquoise waters. All four sets of our grandparents were there as well as many other dear friends and family.
Being married to Alex has been an amazing adventure so far.
Here are some of the things we’ve done in the last 3 1/2 years:
- Bought and renovated our first house (photos on facebook)
- Moved to Australia surf, volunteer and work for 6 months
- Bought and renovated our second house (photos on facebook)
- Started two businesses (my speaking and his exterior renovations company)
- Traveled to Cuba, Australia, Fiji and across Canada
- Had our first child! (read Cohen’s birth story here)
It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’m so excited to see what else God has in store for us. I know it will be beyond all I could ask, dream or imagine (Ephesians 3:20)
And that’s our story.