“My husband and I were set up by my mom and his sister. Yes, you read that right. My mom worked with his sister one day a week at the Missouri Veteran’s Home. I was living in NYC and he was stationed in Colorado Springs. His sister overheard my mom say she had a daughter and asked to set us up.
“My mom was very hesitant and grilled his sister before calling me to ask if she could give his sister a photo. I said no but my mom gave her my photo anyway. His birthday was coming up so his sister put my photo in a birthday card and wrote, ‘Happy Birthday! This is what I got you.’ I had no idea. I flew to St. Louis for Thanksgiving and he drove to meet me…and our story began.”