Hot Dog! – An email to a friend | March 3, 2009

[All photos from Unsplash] This is a serial telling of my falling-in-love story. Read the story from the very beginning here. Note: this is an ACTUAL email I wrote at the time (though it has been edited for clarity and relevance). Dear Christine, Last night I couldn’t sleep. I kept tossing and turning and dreaming and hoping […]

Doubting – February 21, 2009 | Part 3

[All photos from Unsplash] This is a serial telling of my falling-in-love story. Read the story from the very beginning here. Read Part 1  and Part 2 of “Doubting.” Karen continues: “After the video ended, I asked Jeremy how he was doing. He said, ‘Well, it’s hard to be rejected.’” “That’s so true,” says Kristina. “Oh, Kristina, […]

Is it True?: Falling-in-Love Story FAQs

[Photo from Unsplash] Ever wanted to know the nitty gritty of writing a memoir? Here’s my attempt to answer some questions my readers might have about the writing of my falling-in-love story. You can read the story from the beginning here. Is everything you’ve written true? How do you remember the story? Yes, this story […]

Dancing – January 30, 2009 | Part 2

[All photos from Unsplash] This is a serial telling of my falling-in-love story. Read the story from the very beginning here. Read Part 1 of “Dancing” here. You face me and hold out your hands. I grab hold and you pull me into the center of the floor. “Do you know the basic steps?” you ask. “How about […]

Hearing – January 28, 2009 – Part 1

[All photos from Unsplash] This is a serial telling of my falling-in-love story. Read the story from the very beginning here. After the church service, I ask my date, “Do you know any women I can be friends with?” He laughs, and then tells me about this bible study he attends. “It’s next Wednesday,” he says. […]