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So Close Yet So Far

Kim and David

Location: Mission, KS
Married: April 25th, 2009

Call it coincidence or call it fate, but David and I met officially through..…gasp….. the internet dating site, I know, I know, what has dating resorted to these days but hey, why not let the internet do the prescreening for you? Trust me, it works!

So after exchanging multiple emails and then telephone calls, we agreed to meet at a restaurant to have dinner and get to know one another further. Still somewhat new and skeptical of the online dating scene (yes, I too even thought it was a crazy idea), I never disclosed my address nor allowed David to pick me up. Our two hour dinner was great and as we said our good-byes, we agreed to keep in touch.

Later in the week I was doing yard work in my front lawn and a lovely couple came walking down the side walk with their two yorkie dogs. Being a lover of dogs and two yorkie owners myself, looking back I probably scared the couple as I came right to them to say hello and asked to pet the dogs. They were graciously receptive of my over assertiveness and we spoke for a few minutes and then they went on their way.

Fast forward a few days and David was having his usual Sunday evening dinner with his family and he was telling his parents about a recent date he had with a girl that lived in the area. Oh yeah, during our dinner, I learned that I lived in the same part of town as David’s parents which was kind of amusing in itself. What are the chances of that? Anyway, unbeknownst of what I looked like or where I lived, his dad asked him if I was a tall blonde and when David said “yes”, his dad said “oh, we met her.” Talk about a way to meet the parents! Come to find out, I live just up the hill and a block over from them.

As David and I continued to date, I learned that he attended several of my sorority functions at KU during our college years and yet somehow, our paths didn’t cross until recently. Furthermore, some of his longtime friends are business associates I know and work with in my profession and even one of them is a fellow colleague of mine! That’s right; we work down the hall from one another in the same company in the same building!

A year after meeting on that first dinner date, David surprised me with a beautiful proposal over dinner at his house. I am so completely blessed and happy to have found the man that makes me feel like the luckiest woman in the world! And we are happy to share this celebration with you and are so thankful to be beginning this adventure with all those we love.

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