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March 25: A Special Day

March 25th, 2011 1 comment

March 25th will always hold a very special place in my heart. On March 25th 2008,  I started officially dating my friend Heather. I was a senior at Seattle Pacific University and she was a junior. We had been friends for the past few years prior to this and on a beautiful evening in Seattle, on March 25th, we started dating.

A year later, after a very amazing and at times tumultuous year of dating, Heather and I were to spend part of her spring break in Walnut Creek, CA, where she was from. On March 25th, we took a drive to Tilden Park, atop the hills of Berkley. The weather was warm and beautiful. Heather and I planned a picnic and were excited to spend our one year anniversary together. After we ate, I told Heather I had a letter to read her. She was very touched and this letter outlined some of the highlights of our past year together. Towards the end of the letter, I told her there were two things I really wanted to do with her: get married and go to Disneyland (two things we have talked about for the past few months). After putting down the letter, I said something to the extent of, “well, let’s start now…Heather Lynn Marks, will you marry me?”. She was shocked. We had talked for a few months about marriage and have had so many clear signs that we were to marry. She knew I was going to propose eventually but had no clue of when! Heather, who can always spot my surprises from a mile away, was breathless. She saw the ring and said, “What?? Now?? Here?? YES!!!!”. She was so excited and filled with joy. My friend turned girlfriend, will soon my my fiance turned wife. She was just as surprised when I told her we would be spending the next day, our first day as an engaged couple, at Disneyland!

It is hard to believe that three years ago I started dating Heather and that two years ago were became engaged. I am so blessed to be sharing my life with her. She is incredible and the true love of my life. I can never thank God enough for blessing me with my wife.

March 25th will always be a special day in my life.

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Weekend and the upcoming “second shift”…dun…dun…dun

November 8th, 2010 No comments

I just came off of a very relaxing weekend. Heather and were able to spend a lot of time together, which is always a blast, and that made for a great weekend in itself.  On Saturday, we joined my friend Jon and his grandfather in the city of Sumner for a Lutefisk dinner at a Lutheran church. This was Heather and my first time trying the Scandinavian delicacy and it wasn’t that bad! The service at Harbor Covenant was very filling and we were able to share our Sunday evening with a wonderful family from our church, who graciously provided dinner for us!  The weekend, however, was made even better by the many hours of sleep I was able to get. Usually on weekends I stay up too late and get up on the earlier side, negating any potential for a good rest. This weekend, I made an effort to get to bed before midnight. I can honestly say I haven’t felt this rested in a long time.

That all being said, this week is going to be interesting. My team at work has a rotation we work off of and one spot on this rotation is performing evening duties at the main hospital. For me, this means working from around 3:00PM – 11:30PM. Yikes, a little bit different than my normal shift for sure. This shift has the benefit of being quiet, because everybody is home, but the downside is that it takes a big chuck of time away from being at home with Heather. This week is especially difficult because Heather and I will be officially married one year come this Sunday. The week leading up to our anniversary would ideally be a time we could spend quality time together but with this shift, time together is limited to early morning and late evenings.

We are trying to make the most of this situation, however. This morning we had a wonderful breakfast of eggs, toast, orange juice, and coffee to kick off the day. We are rarely able to have breakfast together outside of a weekend so it was a nice change of pace.

We’ll see how the rest of the week goes!

-Chris

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Looking forward to 2010…

January 5th, 2010 No comments

I have been through a lot since my last post. Wow, so much has happened. I am now a married man, living in the beautiful city of Gig Harbor, and loving every minute I get to spend with my amazing wife. If there is one thing I can say it’s that God has blessed me immensly.

I really do hope to get into blogging more. There are always new thoughts and ideas that just go swimming throughout my head and it would be wonderful to have a place to write them. Perhaps this is an excellent medium.

Anyways, I am very excited to see where this year leads. So much unknowns, but it is awesome as well as scary. Ok, time to get back to work…

-C

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