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This week, Patricia Damas and Kirk Cameron share their love story and how Kirk stole Patricia’s heart.
I met Kirk through his cousin, Jason, who was also a college friend of mine. One day, Jason told me he was sick of seeing me home alone so he was going to hook me up with his cousin. Before I agreed, the first question I asked him was, “is he tall?” Jason said, “yup! He’s about 6 feet tall.” I love tall guys so after hearing that I was sold! He gave Kirk my number and he called me THAT day. Our conversation lasted about 30 minutes and all I did was laugh. He was so funny. Thereafter, we texted each other for about a week and eventually met face-to-face outside of a bar in Queens. When I walked out of the bar, he was sitting in his car and when he stood up and got out, he was about 6 inches shorter than me (I was wearing heels, but still!). I was so upset! First thing I said, “You are short!” He turned to me with a smile, “And, you’re tall, so what?” His smile was so captivating and his response was so witty that I just stood there smiling (and blushing). I’ve been smiling ever since.
Dating Kirk was a lot of fun. He’s funny, witty, adventurous, intelligent, nurturing, and so much more. Anytime we’re together, all we do is laugh.
THE MOMENT SHE HAD BEEN WAITING FOR
I knew he was going to propose to me, I just didn’t know when or where. So the night it happened, I was kind of praying on it. Earlier in the week, Kirk asked me if I wanted to go out on a date night that Friday. It’s something we do often so, at first, I didn’t think anything of it. I had an exam the next day and suggested we go earlier in the evening; he agreed. We went to a restaurant in the city that we both had never been to before. It was a romantic restaurant so, I was sure he was going to do it then. We ate, we laughed, we drank, and then paid the bill. NO RING. I was so annoyed. As we left, he asked if I wanted to go somewhere else. I said no, but he suggested that we go to our favorite fondue lounge that was around the corner from the restaurant. When we got there, he said, “I’m not proposing to you tonight so, stop waiting for it.” I laughed because he always knows what I’m thinking. It’s scary! He laughed too, and then we ordered some fondue. When our fruit platter arrived, he said, “This would’ve been the perfect night to propose though, right?” I said, “Yes, you should’ve thought about that!” He then turned the fruit platter around and under the grapes I saw a ring box. I instantly started crying. Then, he got on one knee and said, “Well, will you?” I said yes and the entire lounge clapped and cheered as I cried.
NEXT: Check out Kirk’s side of the story and that BEAUTIFUL ring!
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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! 🙏😄😄😄"