I came across the most recent article in our “Inspiring Couples” series last week.
It was a piece about Jim and Robin Riley of Edmond. Jim is a former University of Oklahoma and NFL football player who had lived a hard life during and after his playing career.
But, the morning of July 16, 1985, the Rileys began a new life, in which they would discover true love and their purpose in life. That morning, Jim awoke to find a dozen close friends, along with family, in the living room of the couple’s Edmond home.
I often write about hidden gems found deep within the NewsOK family of pages. The “Inspiring Couples” is one of those gems. The series is linked by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative’s “Forever. For Real.” project and its calendar featuring the same couples we’re featuring.
It’s all great stuff and a good cause. But here is what I like most about this series:
It’s the great story-telling — the articles and videos. Through our interviews, reporting and writing, I as a news consumer get to know these every-day Oklahomans and understand their stories.
That’s what we do best.