how we met
Debbie is a registered nurse manager with two children, one grandchild and a second on the way. Charlotte is a certified nursing assistant with two children of her own. “We are two total different people from two total different ways of life. I am white and she is black. We found each other and have made our differences work. Love can do that to people.”
Both love to go to the beach and workout together each day, often taking trips to Daytona to visit their families. Debbie was Charlotte’s manager at Good Samaritan Nursing Facility when they met. It was about a year before Charlotte told Debbie how she felt. “Everyone told her she didn’t stand a chance because I wasn’t gay… When she started flirting with me I gave her a Taco Bell packet one day that said ‘I’m down if you’re down'”
how they asked
We were engaged on 10/23/2015. Charlotte surprised me for our one year anniversary and had our friends come from Daytona to Jacksonville for dinner at Hamburger Mary’s. I was totally shocked when she had me called to the stage and asked me to marry her! She always said, ‘If you ever hear the song Matrimony by Wale play, you will know I’m about to do something.’ So of course I’m sitting on the stage and that song starts to play. I was shaking and tears were rolling. She came up and got down on a knee and pulled out a beautiful ring and asked me to marry her! The Hamburger Mary’s staff was in on it and helped plan the whole thing.