Congratulations to both of you. I view any venue at the beginning as the beginning of the foundation to almost any sport or activity that you end up doing with your partner. I have realized that because I did (fill in the blank) we are able to or in a better position to do (fill in the blank). And the more I progress, the more I am thankful for doing what we did way back when. :-) .
"If you can't see his soul when you look in his eyes, then you need a seeing-eye dog"