Being engaged, what value do you
find in knowing even trivial things
Amelia: It’s an extension of love
if you know trivial stuff about your
fiancé like knowing if he likes coffee
or tea. Knowing little stuff like that
makes a difference in the relationship. Knowing somebody well builds
What motivated you to stay committed to each other?
Amelia: Well, he’s cute! It’s true, but
besides that it was having friends
and family members around us
supporting us to be accountable
through rough times.
Marriage is a decision to stay around
and choose to love
Why did you decide to get married?
Isaac: A lot of couples will say, “The
difference between you and me is
that we just don’t have the paper,
we’re still committed to each other.”
I respond by thinking I will be making
a vow and I will declare my loyalty
and commitment to Amelia. Those
unmarried still have the choice to go
and come as you please.
Amelia: There’s a lack of commitment and people are pushing off
marriage. They’re young and they
want to live their life. They don’t
realize that you can do all things you
want to do with your partner.
Isaac: Some guys will think that
they don’t want to be stuck with one
woman all their life. They want to be
young and free.
Amelia: I’ve had people come up to
me and say, “Oh, you’re really young
to get married!” I tell that them that
yes, I am young, but that doesn’t
mean that I can’t be sure that I want
to spend the rest of my life with one
man, or that being married stops me
from doing things I love! Isaac and I
are going towards the same goals
Issac, how did you propose to
Isaac: It was on an island near
Vancouver. I spoke to her mom
and dad and got their approval. My
family knew about the engagement
and they were on the island with us.
One day, we decided to take family
pictures. She didn’t want it to be
too public, but wanted it to happen
in a beautiful place so I used the
family photo session to cover for
my engagement proposal. About
four or five photos in, I went down
on one knee and before I could ask
her to marry me she jumped up and
hugged me. I said, “I love you, I’ve
always loved you, I’ll continue to love
you. Will you marry me?”.
What advice to do you have for
people who are dating and thinking
Amelia and Isaac: Love is a
choice. You can choose to stick
around or you can choose to leave.
Guys and girls think very differently
so you should learn as a dude to
sometimes bite your tongue even
if you think she’s wrong. Always
remember to choose love.
INTERVIEW WITH Isaac & Amelia
By: Rosemond Ennin