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This is our story. It says something about us – as individuals and highlights how it is we came together as a family.

There are aspects of this story that can’t be put very well into words, but they are likely the most important aspects, for that simple fact – they are intangibles, difficult to explain. These aspects incorporate many life experiences in each of our lives which advanced us individually to the point Hun and I were when we met.

It was a time in both of our lives where we were trying to figure out what our next moves might be. I’d finished my graduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh and was planning on moving to North Carolina while I looked for a better and different job, one that was more suited to my current ideals and desires as a professional. I’d given notice to my jobs and landlord that I was moving. Hun was working for himself at the time and wasn’t sure if he wanted to remain in the Pittsburgh area.

Somehow we were both on the dating site, match.com and I came across his profile. Hun’s profile was written by himself and an old ex-girlfriend, as the lady thought it might be a place for Hun to find someone suited for him.

Hun was 32 and I was 30.

family, hun and i, just the two of us

I sent the first email mentioning that I was moving away from the area, though it might have been nice to have the opportunity to get to know one another. I can’t say what exactly in the profile was a clue for me. I will say that the fact his profile had input from a lady was interesting. At the very least, being the inquisitive person I am, I wanted to know more about that, if nothing else. Anyhow, he emailed back inquiring where I was moving to and that he’d like to also move.

Another email or two and I let Hun know that I wasn’t interested in being “wooed”, since it doesn’t tell me about a person, just demonstrates the type of “show” that can be put on. Phone numbers were exchanged and we began texting. Here is where the talking began.

Within a few hours, we were on the phone.

This was only the beginning.

Our first phone conversation began at 9:56pm and lasted until 11a the next day….

That’s right, we talked for 11 hours!

That first conversation we discussed so many things. I remember we first started talking about spirituality and religion, learning that we both are spiritual people. We talked about so many things. Honestly, those early conversations blend together in my head.

The next day we talked for another 17 hours. Yes, 17 hours!

There was another phone call which lasted about 5 hours.

So, in the span of 2 days, we talked about pretty much everything under the sun and then some, all for a total of 33 hours. Yes, you read that right – 33 hours! I have the phone records to prove it, too 🙂

After all that, we decided to meet and the rest is truly history. Because after that, we decided we were one anothers’ choice and we were both ready to do the family thing!

So, here we are.

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