We started as Friends

June 5, 2002 I said “Yes“… hold your horses; to be his girlfriend not his wife. I mean we were only 19. I don’t think we were quite ready for marriage; even though he had asked me to marry him before – but that’s a whole other story. 

We started off as FRIENDS, to be honest we had met on Black Planet – (now I am really telling my age). We chatted on AOL Messenger and we just started to get to know each other. I was away at college – still in the same state as him but away. He was at a local college in the metro Detroit area. We would have some funny conversations, always laughing and joking about something. He reminded me of a “Will Smith” type; a jokester! 

Well once the year was over I returned home and we decided to actually meet face to face – scary right! This was before there was TOO many crazy people out there; I was more afraid he wouldn’t like what he saw, or that I didn’t look like the pictures I had posted on my Black Planet site. Our first meeting was “Magical” – I’m being Disney corny right now! LOL Our first time meeting was hilarious; the first thing I said was “Dang, you tall” and he replied with “You don’t look nothing like your pictures” which in turn I responded with “Does that mean I’m ugly”! LOL… see – hilarious, but after that first meeting the rest is history. 

I truly believe we have lasted this long and have weathered the storms because we built our relationship on FRIENDSHIP. My hubby is my BEST FRIEND and I know I am his. Happy 15th (Boyfriend/Girlfriend) anniversary JerBear! I love you.

“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” Franz Schubert


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