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Friday, October 4, 2013

Family Beginnings #31Days

Over the past few days, I have encouraged you to look at your family’s roots and today we will continue along those lines with concentrating on how your family began. To become a family, you need more than one person. So how did your family form? In other words, how did your parents meet each other? Or, if you know or can find out, how did your grandparents meet each other? And how did you meet your spouse, if you are married? (If you have already written your love story on your blog, don’t forget to save it for your children!)

I met Dave in an airport. Really! We were not there randomly though – we were on our way to Israel on a trip with a group from our school during winter break of our freshman year of college. And when Dave met me, he thought I was absolutely crazy. I guess I was! I thought he was quiet and shy. Which he was. And I guess sometimes crazy and shy just work! Although it wasn’t really that simple. We did become friends on that Israel trip, but we did not become a couple until 10 months later. And it wasn’t long after that when we knew it would be forever.

I know my parents met each other on a blind date – they were introduced by mutual friends. I don’t know how my grandparents met each other – but I would love to find out! Feel free to tell me about how your family began in the comments or by leaving a link to your post!

Behind on the series? Catch up here! Please note that tomorrow’s post will not be up until 8 PM due to my religious observance on Saturdays!

22 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

I think you know that Kevin and I met on Match.com. We both were the same age, went to neighboring high schools and even the same college, but took Match.com for us to actually meet each other. I loved learning how you both met too and seriously quite enjoying getting to know you that much better here!! :)

Dara said...

thanks janine!

joymhbailey said...

Linking up :)

http://joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com/2013/10/day-4-family-beginnings.html

Emily said...

As I was writing about meeting my husband, I wondered what HE remembers about our 'courtship.' I should ask him - he may remember more than me! http://emilysbookofme.blogspot.com/2013/10/31-days-to-write-story-of-your-family_4.html

Leslie said...

My parents met on a blind date too. My aunt set my parents up. Her friend was supposed to go on a date with her but backed out. So my mom came along and met my dad who was the friend of my aunts boyfriend, thank goodness for the friend who backed out!

Tamara Bowman said...

My parents met on a blind date! My mom met my father on a blind date meant for her roommate, but the roommate had fallen for someone else and made my mom go on that date! So that's how I came to be. And my mom met my dad on a blind date too, after they were both widowed.
I met my husband..well..that's a 20 part story.

Jenniemarie @ Another Housewif said...

I met my husband at work! My mom left when I was 7 and my dad died when 13 years ago. A love story is the last thing I think of when I think of my parents together. I'll have to ask my husband of he knows how his parents met. They divorced when he was 12 and lost contact with his dad who is now dead. To bring some joy back to this comment you should know we have manged to stay married for more than 10 years and fall more in love with each other each day!

Dara said...

thanks for the link!

Dara said...

I wonder! going to read your story now!

Dara said...

great story!

Dara said...

whoa - read leslie's comment right below yours - they are almost the same! I read parts of your 20 part story, I love how you write!

Dara said...

I'm sorry about your parents. I will be addressing people who have passed away later this week. I am glad that your own love story is still going strong!

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

My husband and I met playing co-ed slow pitch softball. He was the second-base man and I was first-base.
My parents were set up through mutual friends, too! I have no idea how my grandparents met. It would be fun to find out though.

Dara said...

I agree I would like to find out how my grandparents met too!

Holly Higgins said...

My husband and I met in grad school. He had a girlfriend at the time and I had just gotten out of a relationship. We didn't get together until the end of our first year. I think we both knew that it was meant to be though!

Dara said...

sort of sounds like Dave and I! I was just fresh out of a relationship and it took almost a year for us to get together!

Holly Higgins said...

Maybe I'll write our story someday because there's more to it :-)

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