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How I Met Your Father

By Beth Anne Ballance |

photo by B. Jarvah Photography

I think it’s no secret that I am crazy-wild in love with my husband, Doug.  He is a fine piece of man and every day, I count my lucky stars for him.  We met young, married young, but have built a very sweet little life in North Carolina with our tot and pup – and it’s better than I ever imagined.

Doug and I grew up completely different – I grew up in the “big city” of Raleigh, which is the state’s capital.  I went to a high school where my graduating class was somewhere over 300 teenagers strong and kids received cars for their 16th birthday.  Church and extra-curricular activities were the norm; college was simply the assumed path after high school.  Doug grew up in the country, a small town outside of a small town that had one stoplight and all the boys drove pick-up trucks they purchased with their after-school jobs.  Both of his parents worked outside of the home.  He was one of the few in his class to attend a four-year university and graduate.  So when we began dating, it was like night and day!

We have done a lot in our brief six years of marriage – bought a house, got a dog, two pregnancies, one baby, lots of job changes.  We’re not perfect, but I still love him the same way I did almost a decade ago:

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Love Story of Beth Anne and Doug

We met in January 2002 in a Feminist Rhetoric class.

Doug took the class because he'd had the teacher twice before & knew he could make a good grade; I took the class because it was either that or poetry.

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Beth Anne writes words & takes pictures on The Heir to Blair.
You can also find her on the Twitters & Facebook.

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About Beth Anne Ballance


Beth Anne Ballance

Beth Anne Ballance is a born and bred Southern Belle, blogging at okay, ba and using words and pictures to celebrate the challenges of motherhood and the joy of life. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Beth Anne's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “How I Met Your Father

  1. Melissa S says:

    Absolutely beautifully written! :)

  2. Heather says:

    Beautiful story, beautiful people!! I have been reading and following you for years but rarely comment…this touched me. God bless y’all!! :)

  3. MorganM says:

    Very sweet – so nice to “get to know you” as a young couple and not just as a mom. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Alissa says:

    Loved it! Have followed your blog since forever and loved getting to know Doug a bit better. :-) We honeymooned in St. Lucia too – stayed at 2 of the Sandals resorts there!

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