|The Oddblock Station Agent with Kiera at a train station|
Well, I don’t gamble, I’m not a risk taker and I won’t even bet on a sure thing.
On Saturday afternoon, January 12, 1980, I departed from Dorval Airport in Montreal and left North America for the first time in my life. Arriving three days later in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday evening, January 15, 1980, I met Kie for the very first time.
Another three days later, Friday morning, January 18, 1980, at a government office in Malang, East Java, Kie and I were married. Eight days later on Saturday, January 26, 1980, in the small village of Lawang north of Malang, Kie and I were married before God in a Christian church.
Yes, the dates recorded above are correct and the events true.
More than 32 years have passed since. We are still in love, happily married and growing old together. This is the reality of what happens as many years pass... and so we are grandparents now.
Looking back over the years, marrying Kie was one of the few things in life that I can say was so very right. In truth, I have been blessed by God.
The Oddblock Station Agent