Our story
Our Story – Part 8-14
Noah & Maria Bolinder. March 9, 2022.
Noah had a few seconds to decide what he should do with the Tiffany and Co. necklace in his pocket. Maria had just refused to date him. Should he still give it to her?

He decided that he would. When she returned to the table, Noah pulled out the ribbon wrapped Tiffany & Co. box and accompanying card and presented it to her. Her eyes flashed with excitement, surprised that he was giving her a gift after she had just turned him down. She opened the card which read, “To the girl who has my heart,” and opened the tiffany blue box to find a silver aqua coloured heart necklace inside. She was happy to receive the gift and thanked him.
Noah mentioned to her that if she was leaving the country, perhaps he would travel to a few countries in the area while she was gone.
“Well,” she said, “why don’t you just come with us.”

Yes! That was exactly what he was hoping she would offer.

“Okay,” he replied. “I wouldn’t be imposing on you and your friend?”

“I’ll ask her, but I think it will be fine.”

After hearing back that Maria’s friend Dasha was okay with Noah joining them, he booked the second last ticket on their flight and a last-minute Airbnb in the city.

That night, Noah returned to his apartment exhausted. He knew that he wanted this girl. He knew that she was the one he wanted to marry, yet he was running out of time. He had hoped to marry her while they were in Ukraine because they would need to get married in order to get her paperwork going to come to Canada, and that process could take a year. That meant that he only had 10 weeks to convince her to marry him and plan a wedding, but before he could do any of that, she had to agree to date him!

The pressure was on. If there was any chance of hope, he would have to make a good impression with her on their trip to Poland the next day.
Noah and Maria