Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lucky in Love

Every once and while I like to google my name just to see what kind of stuff pops up. Today I came across this gem about my wife and I. It from the campus newspaper from our last year at Bradley. It was from a Valentines Day article on campus couples. Real names redacted

Published: February 14, 2003

Lucky in love
Campus couples discuss the ups and downs of college relationships

This is the real thing!

So can campus couples really end up together forever? They can in the case of senior K. P. and Bradley graduate A. F. The two are engaged to be married June 21, and the spark started at a fraternity party.

“I was looking for a friend and I asked A where I could find him, when I looked up I was like, ‘Hey, wait, I know this guy, he’s cute!’” P said.

The stayed up talking until 7 a.m., and both knew there was something special right away.

The relationship grew from there.

Yet the couple was immediately put under tremendous pressure. Soon after they began dating, F departed for a semester in Malta.

“Phone bills were expensive, and the emotional stress huge, but we both learned that it made us stronger,” P said.

Being from California and Colorado — two unusual places for Bradley students — P believes their relationship was destined from the get-go.

“It was an odd choice of schools for both of us,” P said.

The couple will wed on a riverboat in New Orleans, then plan to move to Louisiana where F will attend graduate school.

“Love is where you least expect it,” P said. “Neither of us expected we’d meet one another at the most cliched place — a fraternity party!”

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