Tiffany and I were high school sweethearts and have maintained that love over the past eight years. Even in high school, marriage was discussed, but we has no idea we would stay together this long to make that transition. I am so proud and honored that we have lasted this long.
The day of the proposal was a day I will never forget. Before I asked the epic question, I would give hints something special would happen soon. My hints were subtle and she did not suspect what exactly I had planned, it was perfect.
The Cheesecake Factory is where it all happened and I had to insist that she get all dolled-up! It took some time to make the decision on who to share this moment with me and Tiffany. I finally decided to invite close friends who knew us and of our relationship. After we arrived to the restaurant, I felt knots in my stomach tighten as I prepared for the perfect time to ask.
I had the waitress put the engagement ring on top of Tiffany’s dessert. When the dessert came out and was placed before my fiancé her eyes began to tear. Right as she turned to me I asked her “Tiffany, will you marry me?” Without a moment of hesitation she said yes and I am so excited to continue our lifetime of happiness together.
Two of our friends were going to come out to have dinner with us at The Cheesecake Factory. I just thought it was a regular night out with friends but Julian kept saying to ‘dress up’ and I did.
I suspected something was up because he wanted me to dress nicely but I was not sure what it could be. We all ate and had fun that night and towards the end the waitress came out to ask if we would stay for dessert. After a short pause we all decided to stay to have our sweets. We all ordered cheesecake and the one that I ordered was a peanut butter chocolate with Reeses pieces. When our cheesecakes come out I noticed that mind looked a little different, something was on top of it. With a closer look I saw that there was an engagement ring on top my cheesecake. I quickly turned to Julian after noticing a ring and he asked me to be his wife and I started crying like a baby and said “yes.” From high school sweethearts to an engagement based on love.
The couple plans to marry sometime next year. Congrats to Tiffany and Julian for sharing their story of 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! 🙏😄😄😄"