Well… not really.
I’m not going to reboot this whole blog web page but I think the whole mom and dad perspectives thing is out the window. Mostly due to a lack of participation from someone. *Cough* my wife *cough*.
But, I can’t solely blame her, since I haven’t been regularly posting myself. I will try to blog more, however, the topics and format will be slightly different. The blogs from now on will be on whatever we feel like blogging that day. We will still keep it family oriented, just to have some sort of ongoing theme.
And with that, I just wanted to wish my wife a happy 13, yes THIRTEEN, years together. Our anniversary [not wedding anniversary] was a couple of days ago. Well, actually it’s kind of a wedding anniversary as well.
OK. Let me explain.
Thirteen years ago, I asked her out. She said yes, and we went out to watch PIXAR’s The Incredibles. I awkwardly held her hand with sweaty palms for two hours. I didn’t muster up the courage to kiss her. I took her home after, and I think that was pretty much it. My memory is horrible so I’m sorry if I missed anything babe.
(This is not when we went on our date, but our first picture together on FB. It’s actually the first picture I’m in on FB)
Fast forward almost 9 years and we’re in Montreal. We’re walking around Mount Royal Park. I’m still holding her hand with sweaty palms but she can’t tell since we were wearing gloves. It was freezing and snowing ever so lightly. I was a bit more dressed up than I usually am and we went into the chateau by the lookout so that she could use the washroom and so that I could plant a ring in the ring finger of her gloves (In hindsight she said she felt like something was up. Hindsight is 20/20 right?). We also wanted to wait for the sunset inside since it was way too cold outside.
We missed sunset.
All of a sudden it was just getting dark…. 😐 How annoying.
Well, now we stood at the lookout experiencing what was left of sunset, as I handed her the gloves, hoping that she wouldn’t shake them out.
Of course, she started to lightly shake one out, so I just assisted her in
not loosing her ring putting her gloves on. I started expelling a speech that I should have worked on months prior, but decided that I was good at free styling. I was not. To this day, I would not be able to replicate the words that came out of my mouth. With so much focus on word finding, I forgot to get down on one knee.
I know, how did she ever say yes?
Thankfully she did and less than one year later, on the following August, we got married.
Two months later, in December, we flew to Philippines to have another wedding celebration with more of our family, on the same day that we went on our first date to see The Incredibles (only 10 years later).
So back my main topic of this blog.
I’m happy to have spent 13 years together. We were just children back then and now we have a child of our own. I love you and am looking forward to whatever comes next.