About a year ago, Valerie’s younger cousin got married. After that she started taking me to jewelry stores and sending pictures of the style of ring she preferred and I knew it was time to ask! I knew she was the one — that was simple, but I was extremely nervous ask her. The proposal happened at my house and when I remembered how much that ring cost, it motivated me to go for it despite my nerves.
Valerie, my fiancé, is very hard to surprise since she wants to be hands-on with everything and do it herself, pulling this off was a challenge. It was our anniversary and we just finished having dinner when I told her that her gift was at my apartment. As we entered I asked had her close her eyes and when I told her to open them, I was on my knee with the ring. She thought she would be getting a Wii, but I think this gift was way better.
The funny thing is, the ring I proposed with was not the original ring I planned on giving her. The original ring was gold with a diamond in the middle, but she sent me a picture of what she wanted, I was lucky enough to be able to exchange her.
Valerie, you are the greatest fiancé and future wife this Haitian gentleman could ever dream to have, thank you!
Here’s a little secret, my cousin recently married and Gardy thought that after the marriage happened I would start pressuring him on our engagement. But this is not true one bit, he had already purchased the ring because he was ready, though I know he’s going to tells the story differently.
Even though we had spoken about marriage, the day that he proposed still left me surprised. We had just finished having dinner for our anniversary and I was ready to call it a night. Gardy said before he took me home we had to go by his apartment so that he could give me his gift. For a long time I hinted that I wanted a Wii, so I was sure that’s what I was getting.
Once we got inside his apartment, Gardy told me to close my eyes. A few seconds later he told me to face him and open my eyes. There was no Wii but Gardy was on his knee with a ring. My first reaction was: “What are you doing?”
He asked me to marry him and I said “yes!” The ring he also proposed with was the exact ring I showed him. I love you Gardy!
Valerie and Gardy plan on having their marriage ceremony in 2013; congrats on the celebratory black love!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"