- 9 years ago
I’m Miss ElleJae, 24 (25 in a few months, yay) who lives in Wilmington, DE. Academically, I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse, but moonlighting as a full time Visual Merchandiser of a department store, which means that I get to play dress up with mannequins all day, lol, (and get a good workout lifting shelves, too!). I’ve just gone back to school this semester to finish my BA…whether in nursing or nonprofit studies…but the jury is still out! I am a notoriously indecisive Muslim city girl, oldest of 4 (baby sis is 4.5!), love crafting, write poetry regularly and take lots of road trips with my close-knit family which leads to many, many inside jokes later.
Mr. ElJay is 25, military policeman in the US Army (huuahhh) with 2 sweet and funny little boys (4.5 and 2) from his previous marriage. He is wrapping up his second tour in Seoul very soon and will be home in April (God willing!). He’s an eldest child of 5, vegan, tattoo loving, bodybuilding competing, sweet and goofy Muslim man.
We met in high school but only as friends and got back in touch thru MySpace our 2nd year of college, when we both found out that the other had converted. We grew up with Christian backgrounds so we kind of became each other’s sounding boards. He and his (now ex) wife separated after he came home from his first deployment and I got engaged to a man I had been dating. But my, then fiance, called off the engagement (committment issues) and I sort of cut everyone off for a while, except him. He was one of the few people I could be transparent with. After about 4 years of becoming close friends, we both fessed up to having strong feelings for each other..but he was still in the divorce stage and I didn’t want to complicate things so I cut off all communication with him after he deployed again, hoping we could both have a fresh start. We didn’t speak for about a year, then over this past Thanksgiving holiday I got a request from him on FB, which I hesitantly accepted…and to my surprise he spilled his guts to me, telling me he loved me (for the first time) and that he wanted to marry me! <–*happy tears*
So here we are…waiting for him to come home…waiting for an official proposal, which he vows will be a total surprise…the e-ring…(im)patiently waiting for 11 weeks to go by quickly . We’ve talked briefly (the epitome of military convos, I’ve learned) about rings, how many ppl to invite, what state to actually have everything in. I’ve picked colors and an overall theme and we’ve told my mom, his dad & sister…as for the rest…still WAITING…lol.
(sorry so lengthy, thanks for reading!)