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    Our Children are Completely Amazing

    Our children are completely amazing. All parents love bragging about their kids, and I am no different in that regard. When I married my wife I became a father also. Ping Ping was a single mother of two daughters. Since meeting Ping, I have come to know these two little girls and their personalities. I have fallen in love with them. They bring a huge smile to my face just thinking about them now. However, the two could not be more polar opposites. It makes me chuckle, but I love them both the same.   Chompool is the oldest daughter. She will soon be turning 12 years old. Her personality…

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    Forces of the Universe at Play on Our Wedding Day

    Sometimes occurrences can seem a bit more than just pure coincidence. Take for instance our wedding date. It would appear that the forces of the universe were at play on our wedding day. Exploring the symbolism of our special day does make me wonder…did the universe really help bring my wife and me together? Or is it just mere coincidence? An alignment within the chaos that the brain perceives as order. Either way, my wedding was the greatest day of my life and the symbolism just adds to our love story.   Ping Ping and I decided to wed on the date of April 15, 2018. We chose this day…

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    Long Distance Relationships are Absolutely Awful

    Long distance relationships are absolutely awful. There’s no other way to say it. At least not nicely. I live in the United States. My wife resides in Thailand. We are about as far apart as two people can possibly be. Do we make it work? Of course, we have no other choice. Relationships like ours consist of spending time video calling and reassuring each other that soon it will be okay. Soon, nobody will be able to keep us apart.   Our plan is for Ping Ping to come to the United States. As an U.S. citizen, I have petitioned for her visa. Best case scenario, her visa is ready…

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    One Lonely Night on Instagram Changed Everything

    One lonely night on Instagram actually changed my life forever. I have since married my wife…in a foreign country no less. But first, let me rewind. The reason being that our relationship didn’t start instantly on the social media site. While our first encounter was on Instagram, it was very brief. At the time, I was coming to terms about being alone after a long relationship. There I was…34 years old, never married, and without children. Aging, and although 30-somethings aren’t necessarily that old, I did imagine myself already settled down.   Honestly, that failed relationship was difficult on me. I entered a state of depression. It didn’t help that…