The Swanks

Get to Know the Swanks

Its crazy how 3 words can change so much. No, it’s not those 3 infamous words with 8 letters, 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 me. At the time Tory was working overnight at Sam’s Club and I worked for a direct marketing firm for Sam’s members.

Although 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 son in 2017, our daughter arrived in 2018 and our baby boy completed our family in 2021. 

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