Good News! Another BB&W Engagement!

The newly engaged couple, Shaun and Victoria!

I am THRILLED to announce that Shaun Brown has asked his girlfriend, Victoria for her hand in marriage, and she has accepted! If you’ll recall, Shaun Brown is our resident conservative. You can read more here. This is the first interracial relationship for both Shaun and Victoria, and it took a while for both of them to adjust. But their love, common values and devotion to each other overcame it all, and Shaun asked for Victoria’s hand on Christmas.

Here’s what Shaun had to say:

 

Victoria and I have been praying together and separate for about 9 months for God to move in our relationship and guide us.  We both wanted to move our relationship to the next level.  We also wanted to make sure we where ready, and really could be the best person for each other at that next level.  We have been joking about wanting to get married for about a year now.  I knew this time last year that I wanted to be with Victoria for the rest of my life.  I have never loved someone as much as i love her, and my love for her grows each day!  I saved up enough money to buy the ring in February of this year.  This ring has been sitting in my gun case for 11 months.  I had to put it out of sight because i wanted to give her the ring so bad!  We kept praying and discussing the idea of getting married and about 3 weeks ago we both got the same message from God.  Everything is going to be alright.  I had asked God for a sign of when the time would be right.  When Victoria told me the had gotten the feeling and message from God that everything was going to be alright.  I was overjoyed!  God had laid that same message on my spirit just a week or so before that.  Christmas has always been a time people propose, the lights, the smiles, the opening of presents and joy in the air.  It is just a perfect time to share the love you have for someone.  On to the fun part, how I proposed to her.

I got a red box from a close friend that was big enough to put the ring box inside.  This red box had a Santa on top of it to help hide any HINT that it was a engagement ring.  I was able to hide the box INSIDE of the Christmas tree.  It was hard to see from the outside unless you knew to look for it.  After we opened presents on Christmas morning, i told her she had 1 more gift and she had to find it.  Victoria was looking all around the house, and after about 2 minutes i told her it was in the living room.  I kept giving her hints until i said “Look in the tree”.   She saw the box and she had this HUGE smile on her face.  She said “What is it?!?” I told her to let me see the box so i could take the tape off.  We opened the box and i got on one knee in her living room.  According to Victoria i said a bunch of stuff, but all she could remember was “I love you with all of my heart and i want to spend the rest of my life with you.  Will you marry me?”  She said YES!!!!!

We are going to start planning the wedding starting next month.  We are looking at the first weekend in November of 2013, but we have not set a date as of yet.  First we got to get a budget together!!

We want to thank the BB&W community and Chris for your support and encouragement with Interracial relationships.  I hope one day our story will help someone else take that leap of faith and find someone you LOVE, no matter their race, color, creed.  We both are so happy and excited!  Happy New Year!

 

Congrats, Shaun and Victoria!

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