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Its crazy how 3 words can change so much. No, it’s not those 3 infamous words with 8 file-2244letters, but the lives of 2 people changed completely with 3 words and 10 letters, “Hey, what’s up.”

Tory and I didn’t meet in a movie-like, cutesy, automatic love at first sight kind of way. The two of us met on the first night I started my new job in Dallas when Tory opened the doors to the store for her. At the time Tory was working overnight at Sam’s Club and I worked for a direct marketing firm for Sam’s members.

file10Although we didn’t speak the first night, Tory strategically made his move the next 4 months, or so he says, with a simple “Hey, what’s up,” each time he saw me at work. No conversations were had, no dates were made. My attention was caught when Tory walked right into a pole while pulling pallets to the back after one of his many “Hey, what’s up,” exchanges.

Since then, we were married on November 5, 2016 and welcomed our first born in 2017. Sixteen and a half months later we welcomed our second baby in 2018. Our family was made complete in 2021 when we welcomed our third baby.

Together, we’re still learning about married life and parenthood. We’re learning to find an equal balance between career, family and love.