It all started in October 2013. After meeting a man on a dating website and communicating for a bit he invited my daughter and I to tag along to a bowling birthday party for his friends girlfriend. There were going to be other kids around my daughters age so I thought what the heck and we went. It was going to be an easy going relaxing atmosphere to maybe get to know each other a bit better and I would be able to see how he acted in front of his friends. After bowling we dropped my daughter off at home and went for drinks at a friend of the birthday girls. The night was filled with laughter and music and for the rest of the week (when neither of us were working) we were joined at the hip. We grew up in a very small town and even attended the same elementary school and had several mutual friends. As we continued to get to know each other and discovered the web of personal and family connections it made us wonder how we had never met before (except the one time before we started dating when he was very rude and even closed a bus door on me and I decided I didn’t much care for him).
In December of hat same year my grandma passed away, my niece had baby number 2 and then one of my good friends passed away and he was by my side supporting me through the crazy emotional roller coaster. At Christmas he asked my dads permission to marry me and in January we moved in together. We have been living together building our relationship for over a year now and it hasn’t been without its struggles, but one thing that is certain is that, no matter what, we love each other and find a way to get through it.
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love, that hold yours on your wedding day. These are the hands that will work alongside yours as you build your future together. These are the hands that will passionately love you and care for you throughout the years. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief torments your mind and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will give you strength when you struggle, and support and encouragement to chase down your dreams. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children, and help keep your family together as one. These are the hands that will, countless times, wipe the tears from yours eyes, tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled with age, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch—- a touch from these hands
On July 25th, 2015 we were joined as husband and wife in front of family and friends on Jeff’s mom and step dads property in the East Kootenay’s.
Now we will continue our journey together as husband and wife. We will have moments of conflict and struggle but I truly believe we will have more moments of joy and peace because our lives are filled with love and support.