Dan and I when we were engaged (1977). I don't know what I was thinking with that hairstyle!
Because of my last post about Hubby, some people wondered if meeting me had settled him down. No, I can't take credit for that. I've never written about how we met and fell in love so I thought I'd do that today.
I had a cousin, Bonnie, who called me one day and asked me to go to a Bible study with her. I accepted, and met her in downtown Calgary. We attended the study and she asked if I would like to go have coffee and meet some of her friends. This is where I first met Dan, my husband.
I had just broken off with a man I had been dating for over a year. I had decided I didn't want to date again for a looong time. I just wanted to be alone with my two daughters. I met Dan and another guy (who liked Bonnie) that night at the coffee house and had a good time visiting. When I left, I thought I would never see him again.
The next Sunday I went to the flea market with my family. My parents had a table and were selling things when I saw Dan walk up to us. I was shocked to see him. I had mentioned at the coffee house that we had a table at the flea market and so he had come to see me. He stayed the whole day and I drove him home.
He started calling and asking me to go to churches with him. He had just broken off his engagement to a girl and said he was not looking for anyone right now. I felt the same way. But the more we were together, the more I liked him. Finally, when my feelings were confused and not knowing which way to go, I asked him, "Do you want to keep being just friends, or do you want more?" He wanted more.
After dating awhile, I had to know how serious he was so I asked, "Do you want to get married?" Yes, he did.
I still can't believe that shy little me made both the moves and asked both of those important questions. I had never done that in a relationship before. But I will say I was sick of not knowing where I stood with a man and I didn't want to wait to find out any more. If they didn't feel the same as I did, then I wanted to know so I could move on.
We were married in a Pastor's house and had a party at his sister's house afterwards. His family welcomed me with great love and I always appreciated that. It was a little hard for Dan to get used to having a wife and two daughters to support. He had always been able to pick up and leave and move from job to job before we married. But he soon got used to it and has always been there for us in every way. I love that he is dependable, faithful and has great integrity. This year we will have been married for 35 years!