Congrats #Naj lol. @nanarouzier & @raj_raging . many blessings to you both, thanks for a great time. #itWasaSetUp
13 days ago
One year ago on this day the love of my life asked me to marry him. October 28, 2017 we said "I DO" and now I can say I'm his Mrs.! He is truly my SWEET heart!
So we are going to dinner with one of our friends. Eric's friend Mike is leaving soon for his new job, so his girlfriend Caressa wanted to meet and have dinner before he leaves. I love a date so, I was down. Caressa was asking me about good places to go eat. I gave her some options and she chose to go to Texas de Brazil. Yum! Yum! So we are enjoying our dinner. Nice conversation and great company. Now dinner is over and we all starting heading to the parking garage. I'm not paying any attention because I was on snapchat (story of my life). That's when Caressa slid E the ring because she picked it up from him earlier that day. They parked on another level, but it was a cold day so we drove them to the next level to where their car was. Caressa wanted to take some pictures before we departed from each other. I waited in the car because I thought it was just them. They said "Courtney you too!" Oh! Lmao. I had no clue. They take their pictures and then Eric and I take ours. Now if you know me, I am picky about my pictures. So we get ready to take more, but we didn't because this tall, slender gentleman (the one I was talking about above) got on one knee and PROPOSED!!! I was in such shock! I started backing up like "What...what!" I'm still in shock. I can barely remember what he said to me. At the end of the day, Lord knows I found my SOULMATE. My KING. He is AMAZING and I look forward to marrying this man!! Oh yeah, he planned all those lies above!!! It was a good one too because lets say - I'm very inquisitive (that's why he proposed in the parking garage because I would have been giving side eyes like what you doing 🤦🏾♀️🤣)!! I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him!
This is the most annoying accountability partner I have ever had.
I have a few tattoos, but this is only one that is visible. I got it in this spot intentionally because I knew that I was going to have to look at it multiple times a day for the rest of my life, and I would be constantly reminded of the vow I made to God in 2017: That I would totally release control and trust Him with EVERYTHING... and as simple as it sounds, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.
I began this year having NO idea how it was going to end, or even how I WANTED it to end.. but the only thing I could say was God, I trust you.
I ended a whole career, closed a business, and walked away from 75% of my income... the only thing I could say was God, I trust you.
I ended relationships and severed ties that I thought would be life long, and through the hurt I still said God, I trust you.
I left my comfort zone, my family, my business and personal support system, and moved to a city that I never had any intentions on living in... and some days I questioned it, but I’ve still said God, I trust you.
I’ve made mistakes and missed the mark several times. Some days I’ve panicked, been scared, and even tried to go back on my vow and snatch back control out of fear... but when I calmed down, my confession was still the same... God, I TRUST YOU. In 2017 I went against everything that made sense to me, and got out the boat. Now that I’m not out here, I KNOW God is not about to make a fool of me! To 2018 and beyond.... #WaterWalkingIntoTheNewYear#ItWasASetUp#NewBeginnings#NoTurningBack#TheYearThatEverythingChanged