- Last updated on August 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm
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I grew up in Alberta, Canada and moved to England when I was 9. After a few teen relationships I met my husband. He was 8yrs older than me, had his own home blah blah....very appealing for an 18yr old girl still living at home! We got married when I was 21, unfortunately everything changed from the minute the ring was on my finger and I was expected to be the little housewife and produce a herd of children immediately. I know this is something that should have been discussed before the big day, but I was young and innocent! We divorced when I was 22. I decided that relationships weren't for me, bought my first home on my own and focused on my career and my girlfriends....what an amazing and fun few years that was!! I made a couple of great friends at work, one of whom was Chris. He had a lovely girlfriend, although she was very shy compared to his confident personality. We hung out in agroup at sport events and local bars and I gave him advice when his relationship ended. I even set him up with his next girlfriend! When that ended he decided to try the single life for a while (which I fully supported because I was having a great single life!). He moved into a new apartment with a couple of his buddies and I went to see them and help them decorate and thats when things changed. I don't know what happened that weekend, but I went back to my place thinking of him in a whole new light. He had agreed to cook me dinner as a thank you for decorating, and when I got to his place his friends weren't there....strange. We had a few evenings like this and each time we said goodbye it got more tempting to kiss him. After about a month I gave in (after a night out and a few beers for courage!) and kissed him goodnight - it was amazing. That was the day my life changed forever. I fell in love with my best friend. We took it slow as we were worried about destroying our friendship, but after 4 months it was his birthday so I surprised him with a trip to Rome. That's when I knew we had made the right choice to take a leap of faith. In January we had a long day of drinking with a big group of friends at a soccer game and on the way home he announced that he was going to have babies with me! I was a bit tipsy so agreed thinking he would forget about it in the morning....he didn't!! He reminded me of the conversation and told me he meant every word. The following July we came to Canada to see my sister and her family (who had moved there the previous summer). We spent a long weekend in Jasper and when we were at Maligne Lake he proposed...amazing.
We decided when we got home that we would have one last selfish holiday before trying to get pregnant so booked 2 weeks at Disneyworld!! We had so much fun and laughed so much everyday. We were so excited about going home and starting 'operation baby'. I was very ill when we got home and blamed it on a bug I'd caught on the plane....nope, I was pregnant!! Our beautiful twin boys were born in July 2008.
In May of this year we immigrated to where I grew up in Canada and now we are here we can't wait to get married! He is an amazing man, a wonderful father and the best friend I could ever ask for.