The story began in March 2010 when they first laid eyes on each other.
On April 23, 2010, Tim asked Emily out to eat. It was their first date. Then he asked her WHERE she'd like to eat....
"He never smiles," she said, " ... he only smiles this tiny little eye wrinkle of a smirk, and only when no one is looking."
"Em, you better quit it," Tim warned with a chuckle, right after cracking this accidental wrinkle of a smirk. "I mean it, now, don't you make me laugh!"
[ Too late, lol. ]
On April 14, 2016, Tim had a ring in his pocket. He knew that THIS girl was the only one there ever was for him. She had been there to laugh with him, hunt with him, listen to his stories, and hold him on rough days. She loved getting stuck in the mud with him, she loved his Momma, she even loved the permanent hook on his hat.
She was his life.
Seven years ago, on April 23, they started this dance.