It was a Sunday afternoon in April 2008. My friend Scott and his family were going to Brushy Creek Park, and they had wanted to "canoe" (kayak). But with three children, they had to have two kayaks and two adults. So, the kids suggested I come along...they knew I was friends with their dad, enjoyed their company, and lived close by. Having recently broken off an engagement to Mr. Wrong, I was looking for any excuse to get out of the house...and since I truly did enjoy the company of the kids and their dad, I was happy to tag along. I never expected what happened that day. On that lake, watching Scott with his kids, I fell in love. I pictured us kayaking as a family years down the road. And after Scott dropped off the kids with their mom, we went out to dinner, and shared our first kiss. And that was the day everything truly began...
It was a Friday afternoon in April 2011. For some reason, we had never quite made it back to Brushy Creek Park. I couldn't figure out why...the kayaks weren't expensive to rent, and the kids had asked about it forever! We loaded up in our girl boat/boy boat and set out for another adventure. Although there was no "first kiss" to mark the occasion, it was still a beautiful memory.
|Girl Boat Then...|
|...Girl Boat Now|
|Boy Boat Then...|
|...Boy Boat Now|
Then, I could never have guessed my life would have ended up this way. Now, I can't imagine it any other way. I thought I loved them then, but I KNOW I love them now.