I met Lisa Jensen in June of 1987 at a retreat in San Diego. She and a friend were in the U.S. to study with Joko Beck whom they had met when she visited Australia. After six days of sitting next to each other in silence, Lisa and I went out for bagels. We hit it off straight away. Lisa returned to Australia for one year during which time we wrote letters, sent tapes, and made phone calls.
The year after Lisa returned to the U.S., we were married in Las Vegas (to appease the immigration service), then spent a honeymoon in Australia where I was adopted by her wonderful family. The following year (1990), we held a "real" wedding service and reception in San Diego.
Before children we each put a lot of time and energy into our careers, each completing post graduate degrees (1993). In 1997 we emigrated to Australia where the golden period of our relationship began. Slowing down the pace, seeing more of each other, and relying on what each contributed to the family and relationship deepened our love and had us both looking forward to a fulfilling future.
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