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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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    Alicia @MommyDelicious
    February 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    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.

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    February 15, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Beautiful story Mimi! Love a good real love story. Makes my heart smile.

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    February 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Great love story and your kids are precious!!!
    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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    Peyton's Mom
    February 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

    That is a sweet story! You are a HOT mama in that last pic! I would have walked down the isle to “All I Need” if my Mister wasnt so conservative : )

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    February 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    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

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    February 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    What a lovely story!! Yep, love allows that to happen; see past the differences, the faults, etc..

    I love the last piture & the 2 of your cuties!!

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    February 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Love it! And thanks for sharing the years through pictures!! Happy you decided to have that first phone chat with him!

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    Laila @OnlyLaila
    February 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Beautiful story!! Here’s to many more years of happiness for you and your family!

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    February 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    So sweet! Love all the pics =)

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    Rose's daughter
    February 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Awww, what a beautiful love story!!!

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    K. Rock
    February 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I luuvvvvv me a good how we met and fell in love story!! Wonderful. Y’all are too cute. The pictures tell a great story too. Loved this post.

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    February 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Awww…how sweet!!! I agree that you have look past what’s on the outside when it comes to love or else you’ll miss it.

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    Candace (NYStateofMom)
    February 18, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Although I’m late, AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW I love your love story and wow does it sound familiar lol. So glad you got passed the little things because look at how beautiful it is now!

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    Franchesca Lane-Warren
    February 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I love that story!!!!

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    February 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Awesome love story! Ya’ll are so cute:) You’re family is beautiful girlie

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    February 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I know I am almost a week late but I could not leave without telling you how much I loved your love story! Isn’t love amazing?

    You have a new follower! Can’t wait to read more of you inspiring posts!


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    February 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    hahahahahaha too funny!!! I have this dress…also wore it on my blog with a statement necklace.

    check it out…Thanks for following me.

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    February 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    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!

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      February 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      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!

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    Bud and Leo
    February 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Precious story and family! We are new followers and love your blog! xo

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    dayka @ life+style
    February 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    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!

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    Caramel Glam
    March 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    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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