Susan & Trae | Fresno, California
Photos by: Lori Kearney Photography
About Susan & Trae
Trae has worked for UPS for 29 1/2 years. She started driving the brown box on wheels and moved up to Feeder Driver, driving the big rigs. She loves being outdoors, camping, fishing, gold panning, traveling and exploring.
Susan works in property management as a Managing Supervisor. In 2003 she became a Realtor and has balanced both jobs. Susan loves the same things Trae loves; however, a game of golf is pretty awesome too!
It Was Love at First Sight
Susan and Trae met in 2011 with that unexpected love that happens when two people are not "looking for love." Trae was searching for a new home and Susan happened to be the realtor that closed the deal.
Susan recalls, "The first time I saw Trae I was smitten, gone, done. Stick a fork in me! I didn't even have the chance to speak to her before I became a sloppy nervous wreck." Susan held her composure and Trae had no idea the effect she had just had on Susan. The house closed and the two remained friends for the next year and a half. Both were in relationships; Susan still married to her then husband. In Susan's mind, they were both "taken" and so she kept her feelings a secret.
A year and a half had passed when Susan received a phone call from Trae asking if Susan would allow her to park her car in front of her house. Trae explained that her relationship had fallen apart and she needed to make some changes. While Susan was happy to assist, there was also a feeling of glee, knowing that she may have the chance to tell her for once and for all how she felt. It was difficult for Susan to say it and she admits she "chickened out" at her first opportunity to share her feelings, but fate kept bringing Trae back into Susan's life. Trae now had to find a new home for herself and as fate would have it, Susan was the realtor of choice. The two were off to see another home that seemed the perfect fit for Trae when Susan suddenly blurted out how she had felt for the past year and a half.
Susan was astounded when Trae did not respond immediately to her confession of love. "She blew me off!" Susan shared, "Can you believe it? She said 'a lot of straight women think they are attracted to me.'" Susan recalled she felt like you could hear crickets in the background and she felt sad and feared that their friendship had just ended. Her fears were unfounded, as Trae texted Susan two days later to meet for lunch. Trae wanted to assure Susan that they were still friends. Preparing for their luncheon was a little unnerving for Susan, "I was nervous as H E double toothpicks, sweaty palms, hours of primping, pacing...," recalled Susan, "of course the day was a total blur for both of us." The love story between Susan and Trae had begun.
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