Oct 02, 2010
So on Christmas Eve 2009, I was home cleaning and doing laundry and just going about a normal day, waiting for Shawn to get home from work, he had already called and said he was on the way. Well an hour later - he called and asked if the door was open (our car had a accident so we had a rental and he didn't have house keys) and I said yes but I was going to be in the laundry room, since he was late coming home I was thinking maybe he bought me flowers or something cause he had said since my birthday in October that when ever he's done work early he would buy me flowers. So coming back upstairs from the laundry room he was there, and no flowers :( Our rental car had broken down on the highway and he had to get a new one - so yes I was kinda bummed....and went back to dishes......then he told me to stay there he had something for me, and around the corner he walks out with 12 red roses! I was so excited I started to tear up a bit, after all I have never gotten flowers, yet alone roses before, and he told me how much he loved me and that. Well he helped me finish cleaning the house since his parents where coming over that night, and decided to take a nap (4 hours after he got home and gave the roses). Well whenever he goes to lay down in the bed, I always follow behind to jump on him and tackle him in the bed, when I did it this time, he rolled over with the ring in his hand and asked me blushing "Will You Marry Me?" I was so happy I jumped up, saying something like "of couse I would" and then I gave him probally a million kisses told him I was running to my parents and grandma's house and he could have a nap till I got back, but not before he told me the ring wasn't a christmas gift but an I love you gift awww, what a suck!
Since we met, we knew we would be together forever, I knew pretty much after that first night that I would spend the rest of my life with Shawn. After travelling back and forth and getting a new job I moved back into the area that I grew up and with my parents, which was a challenge itself since I moved out when I was 16 and is now 25! That only lasted 3 months before Shawn asked me to move in with him, and of course I accepted, afterall I was there pretty much 24-7 lol.
After being together for 2 years, we had a beautiful baby girl, who we named Claire. It brought us closer together and new joy and excitment in our relationship, I was only missing one thing - a marriage. I have known since I met Shawn that he didn't believe in marriage, and yes being pregnant I though things would change, unfortunally it didn't but I grew to accept that he didn't believe in marriage and he had good reasons, and I knew I could trust him that he would always be there, and we "didn't need a piece of paper" (his words) to show that we are committed to each other, however, it still didn't stop me from bugging him every once in a while ;)
Back in September 2005 I just came out of a horrible relationship (abusive and had him arrested) and I was feeling sad and down after just getting out of a day in court. One of my friends suggested I come down (was living an hour away from home) and hang out with her at the local Tim Hortons in our area, after many debates and pleas from my friend, I finally decided it would be good to go down even for just a coffee, after all better then spending the time alone with my tv! While I was there having my coffee, this very cute guy comes walking over with his dog, my friend who has seen him before offers to hold the dog for him, as he goes to get his coffee. When he comes back with his coffee and tim bit for the dog he goes to leave and my friend joking say's don't be rude come and sit and hang with us. Well this was about 9 p.m. and we started to talk - from everything from our growning up, schooling, relationships, values etc etc etc. By the time we where done it was 10 a.m.! 12 hours talking in front of Tim Hortons! and I didn't want it to end, but being a good girl and having to work I said good bye and drove him home, but not before he offered to give me his number - Thankgoodness, cause even though we talked all that time, I'm a very shy girl and wouldn't ask or offer myself lol. After driving the hour back home I couldn't stop thinking about this guy so I had talk to my boss who I was just going to do gardening for her and she told me I had to go see him, so back into my car and I was off driving back down to Toronto! I was soo nervous and finally when I was near by I got the nerves to call him. I was so dorky and asked him if he would like to go rollerblading, since it was one of our favourite activities and it's been so long since I have gone. So off we went rollerblading, followed by a steak dinner at my parents. We where having so much fun talking and hanging out, I asked if he would like to spend the rest of the weekend with me, but he would have to come to my place for the night since I also worked at the resturant I lived above, he agreed and we have pretty much been together since then!
So a little about me....
I'm born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and have lived here pretty much for my whole life, with the exception of living up north in Barrie for a few years in my early twenties.
I'm a special needs teacher and a behavioural teacher in the school board, I have always wanted to work with children in some way or another, and then when I was in high school I got the opportunity to work with children with special needs and it touched my heart, from there my life in terms of my work was set. I have my Early Childhood Education and Advance Studies in Special Needs and is currently applying to college for my BA in disability studies.
Work is a big part of my life but so is my daughter who is two years old. (I could write a novel here about her, but this is about me!) I also have two fur babies - Both labs, Molly she is a 3 years old black lab, and she is a resuce, and the biggest suck of all, and Casey the momma dog, she is also a lab - chocolate, she was Shawns when I met him.
Thats all that I can think of right now, but I'm sure I'll add more later