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Melba & Shawnelle

Where should I start???

Well we met 13 years ago and I have always been infatuated with Shawn. She was sooo laid back and smart…attractive…preppy…articulate…She had sex appeal and I could go on and on; I have always loved her.

The only thing about it was that we were always in a relationship with someone else… years of agony in seeing the love of my life with someone else burned away at me, but we remained the best of friends…knowing that we always wanted more. Hence the theme of everything we are…if you know anything about Erykah Badu, you know the song “NEXT LIFETIME”

The words of this song are powerful and I feel them deep within me.

I left to pursue a career in the Armed Forces a few years later and we lost touch with each other, but she NEVER LEFT MY HEART, or my mind. I was always thinking about her and even so when I found myself pregnant…she was the first person that I called after almost a year of non-communication. Of course she was shocked, but I felt that I owed it to her to know.

This was in 2000 and after a bout of another few years or so of non-communication, I found her again, and of course she was in a relationship, but I wasn’t. In 2004 I had a barbecue at my house and I called her up to invite her…at first she wasn’t going to come, but when she showed up at my door, the firecrackers went off and my love for her grew even stronger.

2 weeks after that, I got a text message saying “I don’t know what is going on with me, but I think I want to do this” So I said, “Do what?”…got another text saying, “I think this is our NEXT LIFETIME”


I can say that the rest is Herstory right now, but 13 years and 3 kids later…wouldn’t you say it was time that we make this here thang official?

I am so overly excited and in love with this woman… this is the life for me… In 2005, I proposed to her in the company of a few great friends and she accepted of course…we are scheduled for a summer wedding in 2010…so now the rest is herstory! And we are making it everyday.

"Guess I'll see you NEXT LIFETIME"

Love Inspiration

13 YEARS OF LOVE and 3 children later

Fast Facts

First met: 13 years ago, through mutual friends on the basketball court
First date: Feb 1, 1999
Got engaged: Feb 14, 2005
Ceremony location: Undecided, but we are thinking about a destination wedding
Favorite planning resource: The knot
Honeymoon destination: Italy

In Case You Were Wondering

We're calling our celebration: Next Lifetime
Our wedding colors: Blue and silver/gray
We will be wearing: Me- a fly dress...Shawn- A nice linen pant suit
Who proposed to who: I proposed to Shawn
Our last name will be: We will keep our last names

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