"This is where it all started. She was sitting on the bench, reading a book and I got up the courage to talk to her. I asked what she was reading. She pretended not to notice me. I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.
We started talking. Before I knew it, it was getting dark. I asked her for her number and she tore out a blank page from her book and found a pen in her purse. I called that night (from my flip phone) to see if it was a real number (it was) and the rest, as they say, is history."
For most, it's just a bench. For us, it's a beginning.