Downtown Raleigh NC Engagement. "I love you and I like you, Let's get married."

July 27, 2020  •  1 Comment

 

Annie + Bah

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Where do I start? 

How about the day we met.  I met Bah at work. We were both working in the same organization. I was responsible for planning events and managing the guest list. Bah came to my office to RSVP for the event and began to flirt in the most awkward fashion that Bah flirts. We made small talk about "the event" but at that time I was not sure if there was something more. I was hoping there might be, but I wanted to be sure before I made my move lol.

IMG_0119-psdIMG_0119-psd Fast forward a few weeks later, and my supervisor at the time advised me that Bah asked her if she would ask me if it was okay for him to have my phone number.  Why didn't Bah just ask Annie himself? You say, "yeah," I thought the same thing.  I told my supervisor that she could give him my number, and moments later, he texted. We texted back and forth throughout the day, but we got to know each other after our first date. He came up with some cheesy jokes about me being from Africa I told him I thought his American/African accent as cute and confusing.

 

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Wow, I'm only on our first text exchange? Okay, let me speed this up a little.

The next two years were like a whirlwind I moved to NorthCarolina while Bah remained in Ohio. We made our long-distance relationship bloom, who say it can't be done? When Bah moved to North Carolina, I was excited to see what this would mean for our relationship. I knew he was the one, and I knew he knew I was the one. Haha. Our love grew deeper, and I knew he was going to ask me ( eventually lol).

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It was during a trip to visit my family in Ohio that he asked me to marry him.  It wasn't just any day either; it was Christmas. He proposed to me while I was wearing a Christmas onesie, yes, you read that correctly. I was wearing a "ONESIE." Usually, my appearance for such a special occasion would worry me some but not that day, nothing mattered, but the love felt for one another I that exact moment. I was on cloud nine. We Kissed, we stared into each other eyes, and it happened. In front of the family, he got down on one knee and melted my heart. Did I dream of this day? I did, but the dream couldn't touch this reality, especially not the part about me wearing a onesie during the proposal.

IMG_0219-IMG_0219- I am and will always be an Ohio girl at heart, so that's why it happened on our trip home. My entire family loves Bah. Seeing the respect from Bah to my family and knowing how much my family loves him. I feel so blessed.

Is he the one? Absolutely. Does he make me happier than I ever imagined I could be? Absolutely. Do I judge him for attending that school up North, whose name I refuse to say? Absolutely.  Am I excited to start this new chapter of marriage in my life?  Absolutely.


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