How We Met
Justin and I met January 2010, while we were young and broke college students in Dr. B’s Media Studies class. Everyone at TSU know’s Dr. B doesn’t play when it comes to earning your grade, so a few of us got together to form a study group. We’d study and prepare for the class together every now and then, even a couple times just the two of us. But I honestly didn’t think twice about Justin until one day while at a basketball game he got my attention by texting me, “I see you”. I looked back, saw him, he waved and smiled. At that exact time, I got this strange-tingly feeling come over my body. From the inside-out, I smiled and waved back.
Fast forward a couple of months, it’s Spring Break, we’re still broke and neither of us made any plans. So we decide to hang out together, without the books this time. One day of hanging out, watching Netflix and pigging out on junk food turned into two, two days turned into three and the next thing I know we had spent every day of our broke Spring Break together. By the last day, we had made our relationship official and both said “I love you” to each other. Too fast, too soon? Not hardly! That love that we felt then, never left it only increased throughout the years!
how they asked
Pushing fast forward one more time, we’re now in Paris, France for my 30th birthday trip. We just wanted to wing-it for our first full day in Paris so he asked me what I wanted to do. So, of course, I say, “I want to go to the Eiffel Tower”. At this point, we’ve been together almost 8 years. I mean, I kind of had a feeling he was going to propose, I just didn’t know when, where or how. We arrive at the Eiffel Tower, hop out of our Uber and decide to take some impromptu selfies before we enter. He’s super techy, so he wanted to set up his iPhone on the timer and take pictures of us using his Apple Watch. Distracted in my selfies, I didn’t even notice that he pulled out his Bluetooth speaker and started playing John Legend’s “All of Me”. It was at that point I realized what was going on. The whole world stopped and I couldn’t hear or see nothing but him. He said some extremely heartfelt and personal words, got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him. First thing I said was “Yes, I mean Oui!”