Happy Canada Day!
I am not Canadian but I married one. Today is the 5th anniversary of the beginning of our life long adventure!
We met in Vancouver, BC doing a cross country walk witnessing for the sanctity of human life. The walk is called Crossroads, check it out! It was the most amazing experience of my life. I met my husband, saw Canada on foot and got to talk to thousands of people about the unborn! It was awesome.
A dear friend blogger walked with me (a year earlier in the US) and I wrote a small post about it here. It's a life changing experience and a wonderful cause to get behind. I am forever indebted to Crossroads.
I had a huge crush on Cyril almost the whole walk and it turns out he did too. Could I tell? Not really, do you ever know when a guy likes you?
We went out to celebrate Canada Day festivities in Winnipeg. It was a wonderful evening. I didn't think it was a date, but looking back it was totally a date! Dating was discouraged on the walk for good reasons so I figured no dating, right? rriiiiiiiight. When love happens, it happens, no matter what you call it. :)
He asked me out at the end of the evening with a wonderful spiel about how much he liked me and wanted me to be his girlfriend. No one had ever been so sweet to me! I didn't know WHAT to say so I simply said, "I like you too." Just like that, being very timid.
Then he leaned in for a kiss and guess what? I didn't kiss him back. In fact I didn't move. I didn't expect it! I was still trying to process what had just happened. "Oh my gosh, what just happened? He asked me out? Im his girlfriend? whoa this is awesome, I can't believe it, YEAH!!!!!!! " You know something like that. I wasn't ready for a kiss. So I said, "I'm not ready". Just like that!
I went to sleep that night with a smile on my face. I made sure to give him a big hug. Here's to our life long adventure starting on Canada Day!
|Our group! Some of the best people you will ever meet.|
|The road less traveled . . .|
|Till death due us part!|
Are you young and able? Look into walking with Crossroads, it will be an adventure of a lifetime!
If you have time, read this story of an Italian mother who sacrificed her life for her unborn child. It will blow you away.
God bless your day!
“The truth is that this cross – if you embrace it with Christ – ceases to be as ugly as it looks. If you trust in him, you discover that this fire, this cross, does not burn, and that peace can be found in suffering and joy in death,” - Enric, the husband of Chiara