We were weary as we pulled into the parking lot of our building after a long day of apartment hunting. It’s tiring work, and a bit nerve-wracking, looking for a new place to call home, one that meets our needs, is close to a good school, and most importantly, one that we can afford. We sat there in the car, waiting for this song to finish, and we knew…  We knew that wherever we end up, we’ll be okay as long as we’re together.

We didn’t realize it till later, but that night was the 10th anniversary of the day Aaron proposed. He proposed on Alki Beach on a very chilly night, and later we had to hunt down a pay phone (remember those?) so I could call my parents.

It’s a decade later, and some major twists and turns along the way, but we’re happier than ever. So much love.

young us 2


Judy Schwartz Haley


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