We first met in college, where we were friends. In the years during and after, we bonded electronically over experiences abroad and a fondness for a certain professor of Southern US literature.
In 2012, Rachel moved to Somerville, MA. Almost simultaneously, David did the same. They lived just around the corner from one another, united by old, loving Oberlin friends. Long before we started dating, Rachel invited David to take a Zipcar to the Staples on the Alewife Brook Parkway to buy a printer. We platonically settled on an HP Photosmart 5520, which remains a reliable workhorse in our home office today (we used it more or less successfully to print the envelope for your save-the-date).
Love – for one another, for music and language and laughter, for The Big Questions – led us both to Chicago where our relationship could finally grow into Something Even More. David proposed on Dec. 23, 2017, outside St. Joseph Church in Lancaster, PA, Rachel's hometown. We'll be married this year at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church in Chicago, a much-loved home to us in both old ways and new.
We are deeply grateful for the many large and small ways that all of you have shaped us as individuals and as a pair journeying together!