Once upon a time there was a boy named Thomas, who was born in a small town in Canada. Across the globe, there was a little girl named Ruth, who was born in a far, far away land in Africa, called Eritrea. Overtime, her parents crisscrossed the globe and landed in Canada. Little did Thomas, from Dutton know that he would eventually meet a girl called Ruth, at a church called StoneyCreek.
Love at first sight, perhaps not, but a great friendship certainly did spark. Thomas would always ask Ruth to go out for coffee, go the gym together, meet for breakfast etc. Ruth, slightly oblivious, had no idea that Thomas may have been interested. Their friendship continued to blossom over the years.
Thomas, eventually moved away but never, ever lost touch with Ruth, which was incredible, because Thomas had a bad habit of losing his phone. He once dropped his phone in the middle of large lake, never to be seen again. When, Thomas would come back to visit once in awhile, he would always ask Ruth to meet up, usually for breakfast at 6:00am, before Ruth had to go to work, which for a guy who enjoys sleeping, showed dedication.
Eventually Thomas, did move back to London, and who do you think he told first he was coming back? You guessed it, Ruth! Without delay, Thomas asked Ruth to go to dinner. Ruth was happy to see her friend again. This time, however, Ruth took a little longer to get ready for dinner, and thought to herself, “Hmmm, perhaps there is something more here?” Then she thought again, “No, we’re just friends.” and went along her merry way.
Over the next two months, Ruth’s family and friends were curious at the budding “relationship” with Thomas, even when Ruth would adamantly deny it. However, Thomas had a plan, and asked Ruth if she wanted to meet one of his good friends and girlfriend in Niagara Falls. Thomas took Ruth on a fabulous first date in Niagra falls, which included a giant Ferris Wheel ride and decadent desserts, followed by a beautiful walk, which Thomas finally went in for the kill and held Ruth’s hand.
Their friendship eventually developed into a romance and one, hot summer day in August, Thomas took Ruth back to their first date location and proposed to Ruth. She of course she said, “Yes!” , but this was only after she stopped crying and Thomas had to gently remind her that she still hadn’t given him an answer. Their friendship was finally now set to music.