Monday, July 6, 2009

Once upon a time there lived a beautiful princess in a far away land by the ocean, who was captured by the evil ogre who took her to a barren land and left her there

Ok that may not be the truth but at the time it felt like it. To tell the story of my husband and I meeting is also the story of Christ and I meeting.

I as living on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver Island to be exact. I was in my mid twenties. I was in a destructive relationship, of which we were co-habitating. I had lost my good job as an administrative legal assistant and was working in retail. Most of my friends were wiccans or just plain ol'partiers. I was "skimming" along some rough waves. My boyfriend was just finishing school, of which I had helped support him at for the last two years. He was looking at getting work, but we had to move. I sent out my resume and got a job immediately in another province doing what I had been trained at. I felt my future was on the rise and that finally things would be "coming up roses." However, the thorns got me first.

I moved to Alberta a few weeks before my boyfriend and luckily had an aunt that was willing to let us stay there very cheaply. My job started off great. Things were looking up, however, as usual in my life it was the calm before the storm. When the boyfriend showed up in "cowtown", he immediately dumped me. It felt like I had been beat in the stomach. Here I was, just turned 25, in a place with no support, little family and no friends. What was I to do? Luckily, because we had been having problems I had booked a set of counseling appointments, which I decided to use for myself (another story, another day).

A couple of sessions in, my counselor asked me what I was looking for in a man. My response: No baggage (meaning no kids, no ex-wifes, no crazy ex-girlfirends), I had enough for the two of us; a stable long term job (I was tired of supporting my boyfriends financially); and a house or nice place (the last two had moved into mine too soon). I wanted something I rarely had in all my life - STABILITY.

That week my new co-worker, also new to the city, invited me over to see her new kitten. I had been planning on doing something else to meet new people, but thought I should get to know my co-worker better. I went over that Saturday afternoon and had a nice visit. About an hour after I had been there, there was a knock on the door. Christy answered it and shouted "Leroy's here. Sean, Leroy's here........"

to be continued......


3 Blessings said...

Oh, I cannot wait to read what happens next. Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!

Andrea said...

I love that you are sharing your story, because I was going to bug you about it anyway! And nice cliff hanger. I promise I won't make you tell me before next Monday. Maybe.

"Rachel" said...

I'm SO intrigued now!! I can't wait to read the rest! You are a wonderful writer! :) Thanks for participating!

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