First I want to say thank you for all the well wishes for our anniversary. It was a good day. We actually don't put too much stock in the day itself and by that I mean we don't buy each other presents and sometimes we exchange cards and sometimes we don't.......which is just the way we are! He did however make me a fantastic breakfast and so we didn't end up going out for Steak and Lobster as planned cuz we were just TOO full! J loves to cook and he made me smoked salmon eggs benedict...........hmmmm it was yummy yummy yummy! I took pics of the play by play...... he was a little proud and he should be cuz it was 5 star quality! In the afternoon on Sat we hit the town.....yup that's right we hit the big city of PG......it's a real happening place if you didn't know.............can you hear the sarcasm??? anyhoo it was just a nice day of hanging out with the girls and I found this amazing consignment kids clothing store and totally hit the jack pot! I bought 3 snow suits in perfect condition a cool jacket for Emily and a really nice top for Morgan for $129.00..........that's pretty good! Emily's snow jacket is down filled....so I did really well!! and we found a used book store going out of business and bought 2 big bags of books for $20.00..........so it was a good day! anyways.......here is the story of how we met
you will have to scroll down to get the pics of the anniversary breakfast J made us. The kids loved it too!
J and I met the summer I turned 16 and he was 17. One of my best friends Xangelle invited me to go with her to her church's summer youth camp....... I first saw J when I was sitting on the bus ready to leave the church. He couldn't help but catch my eye cuz he was not really looking up to me when I was sitting in the bus and he was standing outside the window.....he is 6'5" tall! At the camp I found myself being attracted to him and one other guy!!! ya 16 is a hormone factory isn't it??? and after a couple of days I found myself waiting in line up for dinner so that we could sit next to each other.....and then on the hike slowing down and catching up so we could be with each other. It was a magnetic attraction. One night in chapel the people behind us were laughing cuz I guess we started by sitting a couple of inches apart and by the end of the service we were smooshed up side by side!!! He rowed me out in one of the boats to "ask me out" you know the official....will you be my girlfriend giggle giggle giggle speech...... for the rest of the summer we were pretty inseparable and the fact that he lived in Burnaby and I lived in White Rock and neither of us had our driver's license didn't slow us down a bit! we relied on others with transportation including Xangelle's husband! In fact he drove him over to my house the night we had our first kiss. We were quite serious quite fast and that didn't make his parents too happy! me being an outspoken Pentecostal and him being a Christian Reformed....kind of 2 different worlds!
Soon after dating J I remembered that not too long before I was sitting in church and I asked God if He could just tell me the name of the man that I would marry was............I am a curious person and ask all sorts of questions and have discovered this is how God made me and loves about me!! so I was just sitting there hoping for an answer not sure if I was going to get one and I heard the name "Jason". I also remembered that I had had a dream where I saw myself walking down the aisle on my wedding day and there was this dark tall man standing at the end with his hands behind his back waiting for me. I couldn't see his face as it was blurry but after meeting J I saw him standing one time just like in my dream and my heart started pounding and I realized it was J that I had saw. Some people may roll their eyes at all this but it was very real for me.
J was different. He was the first guy I had dated that I instantly respected. I know I know I was only 16 and I really hadn't dated a whole slew of guys but I knew that I tried to walk all over the guys I did date and as soon as I figured out I could...............I ended it. J was different. I just knew I couldn't and so didn't try.....uh hem then...many a time since I have hehehe just being honest!!..... he commanded a respect I wanted to give. He was respectful to my parents and I loved everything about him. He was my best friend with a very promising future. He was a fighter too, when I met him he weighed 190 pounds which for his body is skinny skinny skinny!!! he got something called Guilain-Barre syndrome
it was pretty serious and can be fatal and it took him a long time for full recovery. So I knew he was saved by God and I knew it was for me and our future.
We dated for 6 months and on Christmas day we had our first mis-communication....... it still to this day blows my mind and we STILL see things differently on this. I bought him this beautiful sweater for $100!! for Christmas and had him open it before we went to my church's Christmas banquet so he could wear it. He felt I was making him wear it because I didn't like his clothes..... to this day I still don't get how he felt that way but anyways that was how he felt and so on Christmas day 1990 he broke up with me.................to be cont'd tomorrow.....