Yvan and I met 6 1/2 years ago when we joined the same Ultimate Frisbee team. We call it the summer of love!
I was not one of those girls who dreamed of my wedding from when I was a little girl. I always thought I would get married but I never had any big plans for it.
Many of my friends got married over the years, but I remained single. Always thinking to myself "Hmmmmm, when I am going to meet THE GUY?" I used to ask people how they knew their spouse was the one and inevitably people would tell me "Oh you'll just know!"
Honestly, after dating lots and several failed relationships in my 20's I thought this was load of Horse Patoey!!! There wasn't ONE person for me, there seemed to be NO ONE for me. I was going to become crazy cat lady! And I was off to a good start because I had 2 cats already.
Then one day in May 2002 I pulled up to a field to play my first ever Ultimate game. I was nervous - I was joining a team I only knew 2 people on and I had no clue how to play this crazy game. As I walked on to the field I noticed a group of guys standing in a circle. My friend Blair was there and he introduced me to everyone. When he got to Yvan, I was floored! I have never been so keenly aware of someone in all my life. I couldn't take my eyes off him...of course...he didn't seem to notice me at all ( he says he did). They all went back to what they were doing and all I could think was how am I going to get to know this guy better.
As luck would have it, I was moving to Halifax at the end of the summer for my job and so I wasn't even looking to date anyone. Why would I? It would go no where....boy was I wrong.
When Yvan finally asked me out on a date 2 months later in July (after much smiling and sitting as close as possible to each other at events) I was hooked! In love!!! Apparently so was he - he told me he loved two weeks after our first date!!!
I did move to Halifax at the end of summer. I cried all the way there!!! Two months later (and my 3rd time in a year being laid off from Air Canada) I was back in Saskatoon living with Yvan!
He asked me to marry him exactly 2 years from our first date. We were in Vancouver visiting my parents. He wanted me to be able to tell my mom right after.
We were at Granville Island overlooking the harbour when he said "I want to marry you!" and I said "Well, whenever you ask me, we can get married.". He said " I am asking, I have a ring and everything!" Then he pulled out a beautiful ring with sapphires and diamonds!!! I started to cry and said "really" and he said "Yes, really, you're the girl".
How do I tell you how much Yvan means to me! How do I put it in words and do him justice?
Yvan is kind, funny, smart, sexy, witty, handsome, brilliant, silly,vivacious, spontaneous...and the list goes on.
He is always there for me! When we were going thru fertility treatments and I had all kinds of surgeries, scopes and prodding etc. he was always there. He encouraged me to go back to school after I came back from Halifax. If I want to take a creative dance class, he says "go for it". I have a travel bug and he says "you plan it, I'll be there." My happiness is always foremost in his mind, as his is in mine. He loved my cats that I brought with me into the relationship! He sings with me in the car, and he dances with me in the living room. He doesn't take himself too seriously and knows how to have a good time. He picks me up when I fall, he wipes my tears when I cry....we laugh together until our stomach's ache and we can't breathe.
He is my best friend! The person I can tell everything and anything too! He loves me for me and accepts all my strengths but more importantly understands my weaknesses.
I know he will be an amazing father. I can't wait to see him with our wee one(s). But no matter what happens in life, as long as I have him by my side everything will be as it should.
Yvan I love you! Thanks for making me "The Girl" you are always and will forever be "The Guy" for me!