Brad and I met on a blind date when I was starting my last year in undergrad at the University of Oklahoma. It's hilarious because the date was sort of instigated by my mom and his friend Mark.
Brad: It was love at first site for me. I thought she looked 10x better in person then in her facebook photos.
Morgan: It wasn't as instantaneous for me. I had gone through some hurt and wasn't really in a place where I was looking for romance. I was really dating him because I enjoyed our conversations but I was preparing myself to leave the country and live in Spain. I just wanted a fresh start.
Brad: I am four year older than she is and was already working with families as a therapist and so I was ready to get married.
Morgan: We both had experienced betrayal and abuse in our past lives so we had some hesitations...mostly I did...but it was really great getting to know Brad. I thought he was very handsome and hilarious. But I did actually break up with him a few times while we were dating.
Brad: Yeah, she broke up with me three times actually.
Morgan: I did. You know when you've been hurt and your self-esteem is shot it can be hard to let someone into your heart. It is hard to be vulnerable and that's really where I was at that time. I was very afraid to be vulnerable and I was really trying to decide what I wanted in life. It took me really sitting down and asking myself "do I want to be married, ever?" The answer was yes. Then I asked myself, "would he make a great husband and father?" The answer was yes. So I knew I couldn't decide exactly when the right person was going to come into my life. Sometimes awesome shows up and you just have to learn to let it in. Recognize it for what it is and muster the bravery to step into your fear and allow it to happen. That is the real test.
Brad: Right, and I'm awesome.
Morgan: Yes, you are.