He was 15. I was 14.
We went to the same church. He came with the bussed in kids. I rode shot got in the big van our parents used to bus the kids in.
Fast forward 6 years and you will see a happily married couple, best friends for life.
Fast forward to today and that same couple is much more happily married almost 16 years later.
Our oldest daughter is the age I was when I met DaRonn.
My parents moved us from a privileged part of the city to a neighborhood of diversity. They exposed us to people of different religions, races, and incomes. They taught us to value the richness of humanity.
As parents we moved our family from a privileged nation to a hemisphere of diversity. We are exposing our children to people of different languages, histories, and cultures. I hope they are learning to value the richness of humanity.
What a thrill to watch the lives of my children unfold.