We met in 2016 at a Northwest Indiana Creative Investors Association (NICIA) Real Estate meeting.
Siara sporadically began attending the meetings (NICIA & Gary GOALS) because of a prophetic word she received about owning property.
In January 2020, Siara had an electrical fire in her basement. A few days after the fire, she described a sizzling sound she kept hearing and was concerned the fire would re-ignite. I ran to her rescue (LOL) and shut off the power to the breaker box, which the fire department failed to do. Our communication became more frequent since she often had questions about the housing repairs the contractors were making.
In April 2020, I shot my shot after showing her a few of my rental properties and how to remove carpet strips. I told her I was interested and wanted to date her. She tried to dismiss me but I wouldn't let her. After some time, Siara agreed to develop a friendship with me. The pandemic created the perfect environment for us to genuinely and authentically get to know each other. In time, I totally annihilated her flow chart of how “SHE Thought” our relationship was supposed to go.
(Inside joke: Enjoy the chair, Siara!!). Got her! LOL.
I knew she was a keeper, the day she helped me paint one of my rental properties and did not care about getting paint on her ‘good clothes’. She didn't know it at that point. But I did! Shhh, I was just 2 months into getting to know her..…
Siara's relationship with God is important and it's important to me. She led me to Christ jokingly as a bribe for a piece of German chocolate cake on Mother’s Day 2021. But I knew exactly what I was doing, and saying and was serious about accepting Jesus as my Savior. Not for her, but for myself!! Every test Siara has placed me though I’ve passed and it was a lot of them. Even the most critical one of meeting her spiritual father, Apostle James Randolph, I endured well. I was nervous, but she also wasn't playing about it.
On Christmas morning in 2021, I popped the question, by whispering in Siara’s ear. Will you Marry Me?? She enthusiastically said YES!! It was a non-traditional proposal. So much so, her mom (Momma Mary) was sitting 10cm from us and totally missed it. LOL. But, perfect for Siara!! My future, Mrs. Peterson.….. A True Love Story Never Ends….. To Be Continued….as God’s LoveBuildsUs