On October 12, 2002, I wrote in my diary, “a new chapter in my life has begun.” That was the night of my first date with Len.
We had gone to a movie (Lilo and Stitch 🙂 ), and afterwards, I suggested we take a walk down to Spanish Banks. I vividly remember a few things from that walk. I remember the crisp, cool night air and clear night sky as we made our way down to the beach, hand in hand. I remember Len telling me about his wish to someday visit Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island (which we did visit on our “mini-moon” to Tofino). I remember tripping over my own feet and only managed to not crash head first because I was holding onto Len’s hand. And I remember feeling pretty mortified but could not stop laughing. I guess you could say I took the whole “head over heels” thing rather literally. 😉
We finally shared our feelings for each other down at the beach while sitting on a rock by the water. A little fumbling, both a little shy, but so sweet. I wrote in my diary that “it was a magical night”. That very spot on the beach is also the place where Len proposed to me 5 years later.
Oh, and guess what Len uttered after our first kiss? (Those of you who were at our wedding might remember this little piece of trivia)
b) “Holy smokes!”
c) “Not too bad, not too bad!”
d) he was speechless
If you guessed c, you’d be correct! Bwahaha! 😀 Oh, that goofy husband of mine!
It is hard to believe that was 9 years ago. What a wonderful adventure it’s been to explore the world and life, in all its joy and sorrow, together since then. So much fun, so much growth and learning, and so much love.
Happy Anniversary, dearest.