Aaron moved to Warroad in November of '07 and then we met in January of '08 at a funeral. We saw each other around a few times over the next year, but it wasn't until Feburary of '09 that God really began to work in both of our hearts - in mine preparing me for this change and in his directing him toward me.
Aaron began kind of hanging around - he would drop over, sometimes he would come to afternoon services at my church and we went to some special meetings at his church, we also would "just happen" to run into each other places...and so we visited some and got to observe each other's character in different settings.
The picture above is one time this spring when Aaron was over helping out on the farm - we had some other friends over and were cooking out on a campfire. The picture below is from when he went sucker fishing with my Dad and brothers.
I wasn't sure what to think - Aaron was nice to me and all, but he's nice to everybody...so sometimes I thought he was interested in me, and other times I thought that maybe he just enjoyed the farm :) Either way, I had a real peace about him.
The picture of me above and the picture of Aaron below are from a trip my family took to the Mennonite Village Museum in Stienbach, MB - Through a rather interesting "chance", we invited Aaron to come along - it was a lot of fun, and also a good time to visit.