Our 3 Years

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3 years ago today I had my very first date with Shayne. I honestly can’t believe it’s been 3 whole years with him. It feels like It went by way to quickly but also It feels like it’s been a life time!

Since It’s our 3 year I want to take a trip back to memory lane and tell our little story of our first date…so sit back, grab a cup of Joe, maybe some cookies and enjoy!

On October 30th, 2015, Shayne came and picked me up, I told him to park by my neighbours as I didn’t want my parents (mainly my dad) to see. Typical over protected dad that never wanted me to date guys or to grow up. I still remember my mom saying I looked awfully nice to just be “hanging out with my girlfriends”. I knew she knew I wasn’t hanging out with them. However, she trusted me.

I have always told her everything but since I wasn’t having the best of luck with guys, all were scumbags and still are. I didn’t want my mom to see me go through yet another unsuccessful cycle. As any good mom, she hated seeing me get hurt so I decided not to tell her anything about Shayne, which was harder than I thought. Today she tells me she knew I was going on a date that night. I swear mom’s just know everything. As I was walking up to Shayne’s truck I quickly texted my girlfriends his license plate. Probably watching Dateline just before this date wasn’t the best decision but it had me prepared.

But thankfully he wasn’t crazy, phew! We decided to head to Stanley Park for the Halloween ghost train. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a Halloween activity to do in Vancouver. Since Halloween was the next day I wanted get into the spirit. They have a haunted house, a scary train that takes you all around the park, food, music and lots of people! I’m always up to do activities on dates as I think it breaks the ice. After we decided to grab something to eat at a restaurant before he drove me home. I still remember texting my girlfriends saying I didn’t think he was interested in me, since he was very respectful and an actual gentlemen (which I was not used to).

Shayne lived almost an hour away from me and takes about 40 minutes to get downtown, plus the trip back. It was like a mini road trip each time we had a date, poor guy! But I always believe if a guy really wants to see you, he’d climb mountains to get to where you are and that’s exactly what he did and still does.

October is probably one of my favourite months, it’s very nostalgic and brings back a whole bunch of feelings!

Now, three years later we live together in our little home, have our own little family with our two little kitties. It’s truly a blessing and I can’t be more thankful for him, his family and the memories we have made so far. My family just adores him and for my dad never wanting me to date, he can’t be happier for me. I love doing life with him and I can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring.

If I could give my readers one piece of advice about love and relationships it’s to be patient, good things come when you least expect it. Never, ever settle. Doesn’t matter how old you are or where you are in your life, always have your main goal in life to be happy. Last one, to focus on yourself. Be independent, work on your individual goals. Be with someone because you want to be with them not because you feel trapped or have too. Remember you are never stuck in something. This advice was always given to me from my sweet and dear mom. She has always raised me to be a strong, independent person and I can’t wait for the day I get to share her advice with my sweet girl.

(This was our very first picture together)

Jordana,

XO

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