How We Met
Erica and I met in a Facebook Group called, The Good Vibe. It was a group focused on daily postings by its members of ONLY positive, uplifting thoughts. Our first date which is when we first met face to face, was at a restaurant and the photo taken (above) was in a booth during our first date three months after we met in the Facebook group. I am including a screenshot of our VERY FIRST interaction with each other back on 8/19/11.
How They Asked
I asked Erica in a way that consisted of a particular theme. And that theme was that she is My Angel. The idea behind the theme came from my having given up on dating at one point in my life because of having such bad experiences in dating. But, while continuing to pray, continuing to have faith in God, and working on myself, I knew that God would provide what was BEST for me. Thus, two years after being out of a companion relationship, working on myself and spending time with God, He had Erica and my paths to cross. This is why I consider her my Angel, as she was an answer to my prayers and a reward for Faith.
That is why I asked Erica to wear Angel wings for a planned photoshoot and advised her that I would have a sign in the photoshoot that read, “I asked God for a Girlfriend, He sent me an Angel”. I told her that I wanted this because it dramatizes what I feel she means to me. But… She didn’t know the photo shoot would include an incredible surprise with it!