An Unlikely Love Story

*cue Mary J. Blige and Method Man “All I Need and loop in your head as many times as necessary to get through this post*

Once upon a time in June of 1998 I met a guy named A.D. Initially I was not impressed, he grew up very different from me and being as shallow minded as I was at the time I wanted nothing to do with a freshman college student who didn’t own a car, or who grew up in the mean streets of Miami, Fl. At the urging of a mutual friend of ours that actually went to high school with him, I agreed to ONE conversation. As cliche as it sounds the rest was history!

We dated from June 1998 to August of 1999. We decided to go our separate ways and rekindled our relationship in December of 2002. Amazingly during that time I never saw him more than two times and we lived in a very small town but people always said he would ask about me. We agreed to give it another shot prior to my graduating from college and moving from Tallahassee to Charlotte. 

He graduated in 2003 and joined me in Charlotte

 We lived in Charlotte for a year and a half before moving to Atlanta. About a year after moving here we got engaged..Woot Woot!!

 Then a week later we discovered I was pregnant…After all those years, our luck ran out!



 Shortly before Lil Man was born we got married at the courthouse.

You see my boy..Peace up, A town down

We had our own little family 

Shortly after our trip to Disney in Summer 2009, We decided it was time to add to the roster


All of this because these two people fell in love….

Moral of the story is, if you haven’t found your “love” yet be patient and overlook the material things. If I had stayed hung up on the fact that he didn’t have a car and grew up in the projects this post would have never been!

Happy Valentines Day!

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Mom, wife and friend. I moonlight as a cooker, baker, laundry folder and organizer. I like to think I do it in style. Unlikely Martha is my contribution to the internet in helping women "Keep House and Stay Fly!"


  1. Okay… I’m about to tear up reading this. What a cute and lovely love story. Awww…. But, really… sometimes you DO have to overlook some of the material things to find “the one.” I’m so happy for you and your beautiful family!!!! Happy Valentine’s Day lady!

    BTW… I’m LOVING the Mary J and Method Man song. Definitely one of my faves.

  2. Awwww so similar to mines wow yeah you can’t judge a book by it’s cover you never know what you can build on together if you give some of these men a chance. I keep telling my single friends this who want a man with money and a car and whatever else. Just give them a chance. I love it thanks for sharing

  3. I am on the floor because of the hospital pic, scarf and all! OMG I so remember telling the nurse to please find my scarf because I had just come from the hairdresser that day and could not even sweat my hair out! HAA! great story, beautiful family. Ain’t Black Love a beautiful Thang? OK all Love is a beuatiful thing, I know. Welcome back!

    1. Girl, I was serious about my darn scarf! I won’t tell you it didn’t help not one bit. I ended up looking a hot mess after all was said and done!

  4. Aww, such a cute story! The photo of you in labor is absolutely HILARIOUS!! I love that he’s super geeked and you look like you’re about to knock his head off.

    Such a beautiful family you’ve created–you should be proud!

  5. Girl this is such a cute story…I have TONS of hang ups and most aren’t material but they are preventing me from meeting someone.

    P.S. That pic of you in the hospital preggers too funny..

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