How do I start to tell the story of Dale and I? It's a love story that started on a blind date. It’s funny, I am getting teary as I begin to write. Who knew that I would meet such an incredible man on a blind date, setup against my better judgement by my roommate, 38 years ago?
At that time, I was recently divorced with an almost 4 year old daughter -- and so happy to be single. I married at the young age of 21, and was married my whole adult life to that point. The few months I was single were so fun and freeing. I was not anxious to meet anyone, let alone have a long term relationship. I wanted to learn who I was first.
Well, there must have been a bigger plan, a better plan than I could have imagined. The favor I did for my roommate, ended up being life changing for me. Dale was charming, good looking, kind and sweet. We hit it off instantly and became inseparable. Between us, we had three beautiful girls to raise and nurture from that day forward.
Our common goal was to make a loving home for our new family. In particular, to create a relationship that would give our girls all the love and nurturing that would give them the room to grow up to be amazing women. I can fast forward and tell you 38 years later they are “amazing women!"
And thus, 38 years ago, the concept of Harmonious Home was born. Looking back, Dale and I reflect that the most important part of the loving and nurturing environment we created was the “home” and how it feels. Our harmonious home allowed each member of our family to express themselves, enabling us all, but especially our girls, to become the thriving women they are today.