Family Marriage Milestones


February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m not a big celebrater (is that a word) of the day because love is to be given on a daily basis but I’ll take a few chocolates.

I am going to repost my Valentines post  of how the Mr. and I became husband and wife. If you were reading last year this is old news. For my new readers here is my 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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    February 14, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I LOVE reading the story the first time and the second time is even better!!!

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    February 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Awwww loved reading the story you can never get tired of a love story. Happy Valentines day to you and yours.

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    February 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Awww, thanks for sharing your love story! Girl I had to try love a few times but I finally got it right!

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    February 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Such a lovely story. Thank you for sharing it. You have a lovely family. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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    Laura Stuart
    February 14, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Love is such a wonderful thing. I loved your post and the photographs were such a treat.
    You people look great together. How are your kids doing?

    Happy Valentine’s Day.


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    Looms, Lids, and Layers
    February 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Beautiful story! Glad you let it happen!

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    February 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    What a beautiful love story, and from the fruits of that beautiful union are your adorable angels.

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    Optimistic Mom
    February 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I enjoyed reading this story again. Happy endings never get old. Enjoy the day and every day!

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    February 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Great love story! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    February 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I know your story but had to re-read! Love it! Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

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    February 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    awwh. Love the love story! beautifully told and re-told! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing! Your family is beautiful and it so nice to see happy families today!

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    February 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Simply Beautiful!!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this post… thanks for sharing & all the pics were nice!!!!!

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    Mrs. Pancakes
    February 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Loved your love story…so sweet!

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    February 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Your face in the hospital pic says it all! Cute story :). You have a beautiful fam!!!

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    February 25, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I remember this post from last year! I didn’t realize that I’d been subscribed for so long!

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    May 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Love is soooo beautiful, congrats!

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