Gary & Tamela met through a mutual friend back in 1999 at one of Gary’s Football games. Gary was a freshman at Morris Brown College. And, Tamela was a freshman at Florida State University. While their courtship did not begin at that point in time, the two managed to “keep in touch” via their mutual friend. Who would have guessed ten years later (April 2010), Gary & Tamela would venture on their first date? It was love at first date!
Fast forward three years. On September 21, 2013, Gary & Tamela took a romantic stroll down the Riverwalk in Jacksonville, Florida. It was a beautiful and sunny day with a nice gentle breeze. Tamela & Gary walked casually taking in the scenery and pleasantries of the day. Toward the end of the Riverwalk, Gary asked Tamela if she would like to have a seat on a nearby viewing bench. To Tamela’s surprise, Gary sat next to her and reached behind the seat to pull out a gift bag. Inside the bag was a lovely card Gary asked Tamela to read aloud. Deeply moved by the sentiments of the card, Tamela eagerly reached in the bag to see what other goodies Gary had in store for her. She then pulled out an empty picture frame. Deeply puzzled, Tamela looked at Gary as if to request an explanation. Gary, displaying his southern charm, looked Tamela in the eyes and said, “This frame is for our first picture as husband and wife.” Tamela’s face lit up with joy. He then, smoothly got on one knee, reach in his pocket, and pull out the little black box. Gazing into Tamela’s eyes, Gary said, “Tamela, my darling, would you make me the happiest man alive by being my wife?” Eyes filled with tears, Tamela responded, “Yes!!!!”
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