LISTEN: Grandmother Tells Granddaughter What It Was Like To Fall In Love With Her Partner

11/25/2010 08:21am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

This Friday, StoryCorps, an oral history initiative that helps Americans record and archive stories from their lives, will celebrate the third annual National Day of Listening, which organizers hope will remind people of "how much more unites us than divides us." To help commemorate the event, HuffPost is featuring one StoryCorps conversation every day this week leading up to the National Day of Listening on November 26.

In today's installment, listen to M-J Seide talk to her 12-year-old granddaughter, Genna, about falling in love with her partner, a woman who had previously been married and raised several children. When they met in the early 1990s, M-J embraced her new extended family. "I knew that I had hit paradise," she says, "because I now have a family that I can wrap my arms around."

Listen to M-J's story:

To hear more stories, learn about the National Day of Listening, and to find out how you can record your own story at home with a DIY kit, visit StoryCorps. You can also tune in to hear StoryCorps broadcasts on NPR.