When we first started dating, I was already teaching while he was still in school.
One day, we were at Starbucks.
I was marking. He was studying.
At that time, he was using this pencil case no bigger than 2 regular sized Toblerone bars put together. It could barely hold more than 10 stationery items.
It was a wooden pencil box that came with a sliding lid.
Think measuring tape. That's how the lid would come off.
The lid also doubled up as a chalk board and in his pencil case, was a tiny white chalk shorter than my smallest toe (or what one of my ex-students called, foot finger).
I drew/wrote on that lid: (Clock) WAITS 4 NO (Stickman)
On hindsight, I don't think anything in particular urged me to write that.
Who knew that years down the road, it would play a part in a milestone of our lives together.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)