It was a clown who introduced us. I hung out with a friend who practiced magic and eventually went on to make a living as a clown. For any of you who know my wife and me that makes for a perfect beginning. In the age of internet dating I don’t believe there are too many people who can say they met there significant other with the aid of a clown. I was off to junior hockey camp and was not really looking for a relationship- after all I just turned 17. When my clown friend went over to see one of his friends, I tagged along and met my future wife. Of course I didn’t know that at the time or so I thought. You see when I first saw my wife there was a connection well beyond anything that I could logically explain or understand. The clown his ex girlfriend my future wife and myself had a wonderful time laughing and talking that evening. When we left I couldn’t get her out of my mind. Every second of the day I kept thinking of her. The funny thing is that feeling hasn’t gone away. Before leaving for junior hockey tryouts I needed to see her again. I decide to go to her work and ask her out on a date. I fluffed up my long curly hockey hair, jumped into my dads sporty K-Car and sped off to Wendy’s restaurant, where my future wife worked – as crew leader I may add ( Just re-read the last sentence and I think that is the funniest thing I ever wrote down on a piece of paper). I eased my way to the cash and just ordered a Sprite, at the time I felt it was the most mature drink to order- the crazy things we do when we are in love.We went to see E.T on our first date, that way I knew I would be better looking then the lead in the movie. The date wasn’t over and I already missed her. That’s when you know you love someone, you miss them before they leave you.Two different high schools, she went to Mac and I went to Guelph. She went to Nippissing teachers college and I went to Chicago to start my chiropractic schooling. All the time we were apart she never left me, she is always with me. That’s when you know you are in love.
Some don’t believe in soul mates. I do. I feel my wife’s presence in everything I do. She breathes her life into my existence everyday. She is a wonderful wife, friend, mother and teacher. I love her with all my being and when I am with her we laugh like clowns and I feel at home like E.T.
Alayne Happy Valentines Day, I felt like sharing how I feel about you with the world -143 Rod.