I had to laugh at how protective Rich was of OJ and joked with him :"What are you gonna be like when Nathalie's suiters come around?" Rich figured that he'd be way worse...
At the time, Nathalie was a tiny baby, peacefully and ignorantly sleeping in her little bassinet.
Fast-forward to 2005: We had arrived in our new home, New Zealand, and Nathalie hated being here with a passion! She resented us bringing her here - away from her beloved Tahiti. She was DEFINITELY NEVER going to even consider marrying a New Zealander!
- - - SUSPENSE - - -
Fast-forward to July 2007: Nathalie came back from her 2-week-long Tahiti trip, saying "There is absolutely nothing that appeals to me about being back in NZ."
Fast-forward to last night 11pm: Louis, a young Kiwi man from our church, asked Rich (after he came back from fishing, I was sleeping) if he could court Nathalie with the intention of marrying her - with her sitting right there, too, trying to make Louis and Rich feel at ease with lots of nervous giggles:).
What happened between July and last night???? Well, you've got to ask Nathalie yourself. Y'know, I've got to watch out what I say on this blog - it's pretty public :)
This new milestone reached (and may I add, it didn't come as a surprise) sure gives me some mixed feelings - - - what happened to our baby??? No, seriously, Louis is a fine young man.
And we're proud of how they are going about their relationship - so far, so good :)
By the way, Rich didn't throw any rocks. Who would've thought?!!