Hours of chapel band practice, psychology classes together (his major, my minor), basketball games, more mutual friends later, it seemed our friend may have been on to something. December 2001, I accepted an invitation to a faux "blind date" with Ben Parker. November 2002, I accepted his marriage proposal. And August 9, 2003, we made promises to love each other forever. And I can't imagine a day since or in the future without him.
Thank you, Jill Thompson.
"I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death." -e.b.b.