In honor of our wedding month, I wanted to share our first date.
Tim and I started dating May 3, 2007. He greeted me at my door with the most beautiful bouquet of pink peonies- one of my favorite flowers- and a huge smile. Having already approached my parents for their blessing, we embarked on purposeful dating. Most of you know that Tim is very discriminating in his dating choices, so I was very excited when he sat me down and told me that he was not going to hang out or date without letting me know that his intention was marriage.
On May 5th we went out to San Diego to enjoy some summer coastal breezes. Tim drove us down to the La Jolla caves where we watched sea lions play around on the rocks.
The weather was wonderful and we enjoyed getting to know each other better. He took me to the Children's Pool where we watched harbor seals sleeping and lounging in the fading sun. We also enjoyed the waves breaking on the jetty rocks.
We drove up the sea cliffs and went to an model/trick airplane launch point where many enthusiasts were diving and flying their model aircraft. We just watched the planes take off and sat on a bench talking and sharing our separate lives.
After about an hour later of stories and adventures we decided it was time for dinner. I had brought a change of clothes for our dinner, Tim told me it would be nice, but I didn't want to trek around the beach in heels, so we ended up at a public bathroom downtown and I changed there. I guess we're a pretty good match if he knew that I would be game for dressing up in a public bath. Tim's choice for dinner was an extravagant Italian place in downtown SD. 'de Medici serves excellent food and wines and is an upscale and intimate restaurant, and we really enjoyed the evening's fares. We talked and talked and talked some more and decided we'd try a second date. We ended the evening grabbing coffee and browsing the streets downtown. It was relaxed and fun, a great introduction to our dating life. Tim is thoughtful and concerned and takes care of details. He thinks through decisions and took time to plan a wonderful date. I'm so thankful that God blessed me with Tim and his great love.