Love isn’t easy, it’s complicated for everyone. Every couple has their moments of doubt, each relationship has its ups and downs. But Karen Lehmann and Dennis Vinar’s relationship was harder than most. When they first found each other, it seemed as though everything was keeping them apart. But when Karen became pregnant and Dennis proposed, it looked as though their life together would work out. Then, heartbreakingly, the couple was forced to give up their child.
They parted from their daughter, and from each other, for what they thought would be forever. Their lives went on without one another. But life has a funny, unbelievable way of recreating what was lost. After decades, Dennis and Karen finally discovered why they were kept apart and what happened to their baby girl.
1. Unexpected Love Story
Who can forget the feeling of falling in love for the first time, usually while overwhelmed by the raging hormones of youth? Young people find love in the most unexpected places, and when they do, they fall head over heels. And teens in 1958 were no different!
Like all first loves, Dennis Vinar and Karen Lehmann’s relationship was intense and exciting. High school sweethearts from Brownton, Minnesota, their tale is the classic love story of two opposites attracting. However, their story would be anything but typical.