i finally found her. ive been looking for almost ten years, but i finally found her. i figured id find her in iowa, but after four years of looking, she was nowhere to be found. so, i went a bit farther away, to utah, but it turned out she wasnt there either. about five years ago i came to indiana to track her down, but still nothing.
who would have thought? how was i to know? she was in michigan the whole time! in fact, for about five years, she was looking around for me in my own hometown of grand rapids! yeesh, it would have saved a lot of time and gas money if i had known she was going to be so close.
oh well, all that is water under the bridge. because when it comes down to it, i did eventually find her: i found my wife.