The story began approximately eleven years ago when Mike and Lenna met in High school. When they had first met Lenna was unavailable and unaware that Mike was interested in her. They remained friends for a year before he built up the courage to ask her out. And it was not until his third attempt that she said yes. After three months of dating, Mike told Lenna that he had been drafted to the OHL and that he would be away for eight months of the year. This did not bother Lenna at all because at this point Lenna knew that Mike was the one for her. They did not anticipate that the road ahead would only get harder and that their relationship would remain long distance as Mike furthered in his career as a professional hockey player.