Our son brought his future fiancee to his brothers wedding in Saskatoon in September of 2006. He had a half-dozen music assignments during the wedding service and he said the young woman with him was coming as his friend to help him with the music. My motherly intuition strongly suspected the relationship was more than a friendship and sure enough just after the wedding our son said they were dating.
His fiancee has become a wonderful addition to our family over the last five years. In 2008 she and our son came to visit us in Hong Kong and we went on a trip to Boracay in the Philippines with them.
She has also been a welcome addition to my extended family. This coming weekend the newly engaged couple are joining us in southern Ontario for our niece’s wedding so our son’s fiancee will have a chance to meet the relatives on the other side of the family.
This picture was taken at our family cottage at Moose Lake, owned now by my brother and his wife. They were kind enough to let the couple use their cottage last week and it was the site of their engagement, a fitting place since Moose Lake is where they first became friends.
We have been living in China for six years and it is still the custom in many places there for parents to choose a wife for their son. We simply could not have chosen anyone we think would be a more perfect partner for our son.
What next? We are looking forward to a wedding sometime in the coming year. We are so glad we are home in Winnipeg to enjoy the anticipation and planning for what is sure to be a very happy occasion.