how we met
Shoneal and I met in the summer of 2008 while both home from college working at McDonald’s. I would intentionally come through the drive through during her night shift to get a plain ice cream sundae just to see her smile and to talk to her. A few weeks before we left to go back to school, (her going to Howard University in Washington, DC and me going to Wright State University in Dayton, Oh), we exchanged numbers and became friends which turned into us becoming best friends. We FINALLY started dating in 2013 and now we’re engaged!
how they asked
Shoneal has always been a lover of arts. I knew I wanted to incorporate art somehow, so I came up with the idea of going to a Wine and Painting class in Columbus, Ohio. At this particular location, they do a nightly prize giveaway for a free painting.
I was able to rig things a bit to make sure Shoneal won the painting which said, “Shoneal Calhoun will you marry me?” Prior to her seeing the painting, I showed her a video of our past memories. The video included pictures and songs that defined our love. It depicted that I am her Boaz, She is my Proverbs 31 woman and that we have a 1st Corinthians 13…….love.
Once the video concluded, and as tears were rolling down her face I got down on one knee, asked her if she wanted her prize painting, and popped the question. My queen then said YES.