It all started through a direct message on Facebook. On April 26, 2016 at 11:12 AM (yes, I still have the messages) Ray sent me a message that read "Hi, I'm not a Facebook ‘Thot’ or nothing like that. I see something I liked and I am wanting to take a chance if you're single". I laughed to myself and a couple moments later I replied to let him know I was single. He later replied and then I ghosted him, lol. Weeks went by and he didn't give up. He chased me. He was persistent. He went after something he knew he wanted and here we are four years later engaged and planning our dream wedding. I played hard to get because my momma always told me to let a man pursue you and a guy that likes you will have no problem taking action. That has stood true until this day. We are creating our ‘perfect’ love story. No one is perfect although we strive to be the next best thing. Life isn't about finding someone who is perfect. Life is about finding someone and something you're willing to work for and never stop fighting for. I've found someone who is my next best thing, someone that I'll never stop fighting for and will love no matter how hard the fight gets. I love you babe!
One day while scrolling through Facebook, I came across this gorgeous picture of young lady who would some day become my wife. I had no clue of how I knew her, but what I did know was that she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever saw. After scanning through her photo gallery, I began to contemplate on how I would approach her. I knew I wanted it to be as genuine as possible and not too aggressive. So, I made my move into the “DMs” to see if she would respond to my message, only to find out it would be fourteen days later. Communication between Morgan and I began to take place over the next few weeks. She was very upfront about what she wanted in both her personal life and love life. She was adamant about her intent to date with a purpose. Her boldness attracted me. I can recall a conversation we shared on May 14, 2016 that would lay out the foundation for our relationship and the direction we were headed. I knew I had every intention on changing her last name. May 30, 2021 will be the day that my desires for a permanent commitment will turn into a happily-ever-after with the most beautiful woman in this world.
The proposal was magical. It was everything I wanted and more. Here’s a back story on the location of the proposal: During the first year of Ray and I dating we went to the Texas State Fair. I was so excited to go as this was somewhere I went yearly since I was a child. As our relationship progressed, we made this a yearly thing and this had become somewhere special for us. The fair was filled with sweet memories, fun, food, games, and more food! Fast-forward to October 5, 2020, I woke up that morning and prepared to get dressed to head to the fair. The day seemed normal as I could recall. As always, I took forever to get dressed so of course we arrived to the fair later in the day, putting a damper in Ray’s hidden plans. While at the fair Ray, Tre, and I headed to see the car show- one of my favorite fair activities! This particular time we were at the car shower longer than usual. We had been there for some time and I began to get irritated and oh boy did it show, lol. After what seemed like forever, he asked if I wanted to go take a picture in front of Big Tex. During our walk over to Big Tex, he began whispering in my ear about our conversations we had early on in our relationship. He then asked me to cover my eyes. It was at this point, I knew something was up. As we walked further and further I began to hear a crowd clap and cheer. My eyes were still covered, so at this point I am sweating bullets! He then asked me to remove my hands from my eyes and as I opened them I saw a banner that read "Will You Marry Me", balloons, a crowd full of people, and turned around to see my babe bended on one knee. My whole body was shaking. I was in shock and surprised. My heart filled with joy and the biggest smile shined across my face. It was perfect. But we all know what came next, I said YESSS.