The Grand Prize –
The couple with the most votes from the public and judges combined will win the grand prize of an engagement ring that compliments Colombian emeralds, a fully decorated private area for the proposal; a romantic dinner to celebrate at Hilton Resort, and more!
Voting ends valentines Day February 14th at 11:59 pm!
The other 4 couples will all receive a romantic dinner and other gifts
On bended knee…it’s time to pop the question powered by B.C.I.C – rethink insurance
Along with our partner:
• Carters General Store
• Colombian Emeralds Intl
• Natures Discount
• Central Bank Of Barbados
• Hilton Barbados Resort
• Girlfriends Expo
• Vob 92.9fm
• Hott 95.3fm
• The Beat 104.1fm
• Life 97.5fm
• Sawubona Restaurant – The Walk Welches
Thanks to our partners
Click on the names below to read On Bended Knee Love Letters
When we first met it was on Facebook we were getting to know each other and while we were getting to know each other we started to have feelings towards each other he obviously was the first one to say he liked me and i started to laugh cause on the day he told me I had plans on telling him but he had already knew but as fast as we told each other we had feelings for each other the faster it almost ended because my family didn’t want me dating anyone older but I had introduced him to my family and it took some time for them to get use to him but in the end we all get along well with each other and i am extremely happy about that he had introduced me to his twin girls Anaya and Shanaya and I fell in love with them the first time I saw we carried the girls to chefette and they had a blast laughing and don’t get me started with the screaming in all I am happy that we met when we did because now I found my person, my partner and my best friend and I truthfully do want to spend the rest of my days and nights with him be I am Cinderella and he is my Prince.
The first time I meet Davie I knew that he was the one for me he makes me so happy and i do not see myself without him he is that special to me and not only that his daughters bring me so much joy and laughter and they all fill my heart with so much love that i am getting emotionally i know we were made for each other. I love this man so much that it is overwhelming we go karaoke together and our favourite song to sing is Endless Love by Mr. Richie and Dianna Ross In a nutshell he is my happy place and there is no other person i would not want to spend the rest of my days with than with him that why I think me and him should win because our love is not perfect but it is just right for us so please vote for us Shontae and Davie❤
The reason I want to propose to my queen is quite simple. Before she walked into my life, I was a reckless renegade up to no good. But as they say when you meet “the one,” your focus changes, you calm down and want to be better. I thought I was happy before partying , spending wild and nobody in Bim could drink more alcohol than me . but the truth is I had no idea what real happiness was until she came and brought new meaning into my life, something about her that makes it nearly impossible to think about anything else .i was a child at mind but she made me see the world in a different aspect….My lady without a doubt is the best . I have never ever, ever in life dreamed I could feel this way about anyone .Just the thought of her makes me smile. Knowing I’m going to see her brightens my day. All my friends would tell u …when it comes to bragging about my lady prepare for your ears to drop off. My lady is extremely beautiful inside and out. She is the sweetest, kindest and the most caring woman I have ever came across in my life.
Something about her just continues to mesmerize me. From the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed ….she is the sole light of my life there isn’t any one on this earth that can compare to my baby … She’s my backbone and without her I am nothing. She’s the reason I keep going. Our relationship isn’t all gold and sparkles and let me tell you this I’m no candy ….I have given her a ran for her money many, many, many, many unforgiving, unforgettable times I admit I was a boy she made me into the man I am today she makes me want to do all that is right by her .I feed off of her spirit (as I would tell anyone happy wife happy life)..she stood by my side wrong or right she supported me mentally ,physically , emotionally. when everyone turn their back on me my lady was at my side, she motivated me to be a better version of myself I’m so thankful to have her in my corner. I am beyond happy to call her mine, and I cherish every moment we share. Even though things aren’t always perfect I wouldn’t trade a single second of our life together especially those moments when it’s just us.. I love talking with her…. I love to see her laugh she has the most gorgeous smile in the world , I love us simply being together that makes the best part of my day .Nothing in this world could make me love her any less, and I can’t wait to see what our future holds. I believe that I should be the winner because That woman is the joy of my life and it would truly be an honor to spend the rest of my days showing her just how much she mean to me .she is everything I ever wanted and everything I’ll ever need. I love her with all of my heart, my body and soul my soul.
Hiii my name is Mario felicien and I am madly over the moon in love with with my woman of 6yrs Shena Melissa Gay.
Our love journey was n still is CRAZYYYYYY ups and downs that has us sometimes questioning ourselves.. But then through it all we realize that we were meant to be.
I went to propose more than once but there is always a financial factor that halt us to reconsider, as a black man in this judgmental world we are seen as weak if we can’t provide, but I hold up my end to make sure she and my step daughter is bless.
We also have been trying for years also to have a baby but because of health issues i found out lately about is hindering us and her having some health scares as well.. soooo trust me this would be the perfect gift to light up our life.
Our Family as well having 2nd thoughts about me is also one of the issues we face daily saying I am not stepping up but with me winning this competition I know I everyone including myself will be forever grateful.
Receiving this news that we have been picked on the 17th February would be a exceptional day gift as my bday is on the 16th February 2024.
Love always win regardless .
Hi my name is Delbert Forde and this is my love story and the story of how I fell in love with the lady of my life miss Tobeika Riley all my life I was looking for love and believe me when I love, boy o boy I love so deep I put my all in well most of it that is I am 45 years and to be honest 30 of that 45 years I have met so many women that said that them was in love with me and I also said it back as well but it all still came to an end and yes I got hurt don’t get me wrong I did my share of hurting as well sorry to say but then one day tobeika came to work for me and right there and then I knew that I wanted her yes I know it was wrong of me to fall in love with my worker but who am I to judge God’s plans and plus I could’ve seen she was so different I honestly tried to find a ways not to love her or even be with her in that way cause I was the boss and she was my employee but something felt so right so as time went by we got to know each other better and so we decided to give it a try but of course we kept it to ourselves knowing that the people at our work place and family wouldn’t agree with us being together but eventually it got out cause as the old people saying goes whatever happens in the dark always comes to light look I not saying we don’t have our bad times trust me we do but I not regret it for a moment and from what she tells me each day she regret being here with me we had so many people trying to end what we started people like her ex her family my ex my family even her friends and trust me they will be a lot more of them that will try when they find out that I am going to make her my first ever wife and with god’s blessings the only one yes them will try but I don’t care cause tobeika Riley soon to be forde is so worth it all she is one of the most beautiful and caring persons I have ever met she love me for who I am even though I am really hard to deal with at times yet she never gives up on me to be honest I know that our lives won’t be easy but for once in my life I feel she is the right person for me that one too spend the rest of my life with I am ready to drop everything and make her my wife and you want know what’s so amazing is that I made up my mind that I don’t need anyone else so I going to make her mines cause this is a love of a life time and without much money I going to change her last name from riley to Forde and it is so funny one day I in my van driving home listening to the radio hot 95.3 FM and up comes onbendedknee 2024 and I was like wow I never ever did anything like this before in my life and I was so afraid yet I sat down at my computer table all night long and wrote this letter in hopes of winning this competition to help ease the expenses of making her my wife there is so much more to say but you all get the picture so thanks for giving me the opportunity to express my feelings and to show you all some of the reasons why i Delbert forde and my wife to be tobeika riley should be your 2024 onbendedknee winners.
In September 2013 my whole world came crashing down. My second son was born on the 18th of the month , the following week his mom died while being hospitalized. She was admitted on the 4th not feeling well. It was later found out she had a rare cancer .
Fast forward to August 2014 when I met my current girlfriend who must have been heaven sent.
I was at a cricket match in Hothersal Turning and she came with her cousin whose son was playing in the game. She had just came back from a work assignment in Anguilla and it was her last day on holiday.
I remember telling a friend of mine who was also watching the game to tell her cousin that she has a secret admirer. I strike up a conversation asking her for some of the corn curls she was eating. ( lol, lol) She offered me some with a smile and I accepted.
I told my friend to give her cousin my number and he did. Eventually she called and the rest is history. We chatted very often from there on. She would even start coming to cricket matches when I was working. Our friendship started to grow and we began to enjoy each other company.
After the death of my son’s mom I had given up on love.
In April 2015 we eventually became a couple and my life has been richer and better since. She gave me someone to love. Someone to trust and someone to hold. She treats my son like a gem and they have a wonderful relationship and she is the prefect step- mom any child can have.
She took me on outings with her friends and I also returned the favour. Her friends have become my friends and vice versa. We take time out for each other monthly and that has made our relationship even stronger. All our respective families have given our relationship full blessings.
In December 2018 she gave birth to her first child a bouncing baby boy one week before her birthday. She was over the moon and it was an experience as I was there to cut the navel cord. This have drawn us closer and closer. The mutual respect we have for each other is surreal.
I love her more than words can say and she does like wise. Next April I want to crown our 10th anniversary with marriage to her. I am a much better person having met her and I want to spend the rest of life with her and the children.
Almost three (3) years ago, having been single for a while, I was on Facebook just browsing as most men do. Whilst there, I came across a profile of a young lady. Having scanned through her photos, which were all gorgeous, there was one picture that caught my eye. That picture eventually played on my mind for various reasons because the young lady had certain characteristics which I found appealing.
So, being the bold man I am, I sent a message to say hi, introduced myself and immediately told the truth relative to her lovely brown skin, pretty- full eyes and high cheek bones…things I all admire in a thick woman like herself. The conversation flowed for various reasons… she was intelligent, could speak on various topics and a young Christian like me, and I was genuinely enamored by her way of conversing. The chats were never boring. I found that she had a way with words, very suave and gentle and she was witty. This made me look forward to our online chats.
As we became more comfortable, telephone numbers were exchanged. Then the daily texting back and forth and phone calls started. This was a very exciting time for me, especially after having a long day at work and then getting to hear her voice, her very calming voice after a long day at work … (she has a very sexy phone voice). After chatting on the phone for a while, the step was taken to meet in person. We decided to meet up at a nice cafe on Hastings Main Road by the name of “Blush”. But then nature spoke, and, on the day, we were to meet, Barbados had a brush with Hurricane Elsa which threw that plan out the window. So, then we decided to meet the next weekend.
I remember like it was yesterday, we sat down to eat and while having small talk, I saw her put her hands on the table and I was like a little boy in a candy store, smiling from ear to ear. Her hands were so smooth, brown and beautiful. Having given her a compliment about her gorgeous hands, she smiled, and I was left in awe. She had the cutest dimples and high cheekbones, that made her eyes squint a bit, very cute and I thought to myself…hmmmm. That first date was awesome, with very well-flowing conversation. I was beginning to check off boxes on my sweet-girl checklist.
Having concluded our date, I let Dionne know that I must go and pick up my son. Having known that my car was down, just like that, she jumped on board and offered to assist me. I was like “God who is this woman?” Anyway, she took me for my son and then took me home. Now that was new for me, being a manly man, I wasn’t really in agreement with her doing so much driving on my behalf, but she agreed and never complained once. She was driving and smiling all the way and never complained…another check on my checklist.
That was Date no.1…so many green flags in one meeting… All I thought to myself later was that this lovely, brown-skinned woman and I went to “Blush” Restaurant, and now hours later, the experience has me at home just blushing. Yes me, a big hard-back policeman.
Anyway, the messages and phone calls continued in both directions. I was not the one making all the calls or sending the messages, which I thought was good as it showed that she was interested as well. We were both open about shareable aspects of our pasts… issues which could possibly affect our new friendship. As time went by and we both grew to know each other more and more, deep adult conversation ensued…which we both appreciated as it was something that drew us closer together. We continued to go on various dates to learn each other better. This took place at different restaurants, which were usually chosen by either of us, based on research and location, etc. All good times were had, with one of the highlights being good open conversation and plenty of laughs, and her laughing at my jokes was a plus.
Throughout our time getting to know each other we decided to become a couple on February 5th, 2021. We have been going strong since then. There have been some hard times, especially with the deaths of Dionne’s mother and grandmother within months of each other. I made sure to stick close to my baby and tried my best to support her as she went through these stages of grief. I thought I was being a good boyfriend by making sure I stuck around even if it was just to be a shoulder to cry on. However, after both funerals, my lovely Dionne expressed her gratitude one day suddenly in a heartfelt conversation. She made the “hardback” policeman cry. But I was happy to support my “sugarlump” as she has been so supportive and sweet to me as well.
We went through the pandemic and weathered the storms of those family deaths and still had to find ways to spend time together. But it has been a grand adventure, and I am loving all of it. I’ve never had a love like this before. Dionne really encourages me to do more and be more for God even though my job is somewhat stressful and doesn’t allow for regular church attendance as I work shift.
Having said that, in the second year of us becoming a couple, we started doing bible devotions together as a couple. That was the best thing we could do. It was a real bonus addition to our relationship, spending time in God’s word together, helping us to be a stronger God-focused couple. I was even more excited because of who I was doing it with. The bible study was sometimes even done over the phone because I work the shift system. And even when I was on lunch break for a night shift, I would be getting in some bible with my wife-to-be.
Now, at this time, during this third year of our relationship, we are making plans to be married this year. This is a big step, but a natural step in our relationship. We know that in this day and age, some people don’t see the value or purpose of getting married, but Dionne is like me in wanting to do this God’s way, even if it is not the popular, trendy or hip. We have a wedding date in mind and now would be the perfect time to pop the question to my sugarlump. I really want to propose to Dionne, because my darling is genuinely loving and caring towards me, and she is concerned about my well-being especially, as it relates to my line of work, and she wants me to keep spiritually and physically healthy. She has taught me so much through God’s word and just through general wisdom. My father in-law to be and I also get along very well and we have good conversations together. He is very kind and welcoming and he also checks in on me as well. Additionally, my mother, on the other hand, can’t wait to see us married as she sees the good qualities in Dionne, and she knows she would be a good wife to her only son.
So many boxes have been checked off on my good list relative to this union and this awesome woman. I continually pray to God for direction. We have had tough times like all couples and disagreements as well, but the good thing about Dionne is that she is not stubborn nor selfish. And we sit and talk things through which I think is healthy and very sexy.
I have mentioned above numerous reasons why I want to propose and have Dionne as my wife. I believe we should be chosen as winners because we are a striving couple who can benefit greatly from winning this competition. Additionally, the surprise of winning the package will be a good reward for the hard work we are putting in planning our big day. Any ease related to the wedding is welcomed. We are both hopeful that we can be selected as the winning couple. Thank You in advance.
My love and I overcame many unprecedented challenges since we started our journey together. I first met Roshelle at Hugh Wooding Law School when we were law students. I remember it was during one of the most challenging exam time periods of my law school experience. I felt like I needed a break and a change of scenery. On the last day of my exams, there was supposed to be an Interschool Christian Fellowship Leadership Retreat. I figured, given the timing and my previous decision to join the school’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship team for the following school that this leadership retreat would be just what I needed.
As the day approached, I realized that only one other person from our school would be attending. Now at that time, I knew her by seeing her around campus, but we never had the time to chat with each other at length beyond simple hi and hellos. So, I thought to myself that at least someone I was familiar with would be there at the retreat. You know funny enough there was almost a chance that we were not going to attend, had it not been for a mutual friend who met with us on the day and offered to pay half of the fee upfront for both of us. That simple and kind gesture relieved any doubts we had in our mind, so we took her up on her offer and made arrangements for that evening.
At the camp the next few days of getting to know her, which felt like months, made it very clear to me that this budding friendship would not end when the camp ended and that more could be on the horizon.
We hugged, said our goodbyes, exchanged numbers, and kept talking, growing, and sharing our love for the Lord over the summer break. Although we were miles away from each other at that time, we stood by each other as support during the personal challenges that we individually faced.
It was my first time experiencing a love like that, and I realized this was not the kind of experience I could get to have twice in a lifetime. So that summer I confessed my feelings to her and asked her to go be my girlfriend, and she said yes!
Sometimes we still laugh to ourselves when we think about how serious and certain we were to make that commitment without having even gone out on our first official date. But when you know what you are looking for in your significant other and you find it, the doubts go away, and I knew that I found above and beyond what I was looking for.
The next semester started and reuniting at campus was a touching moment that made the wait so much worth it after the summer break. We fully supported each other throughout the semester, both academically and non-academically. Roshelle was given the role of president at our campus Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and I was assigned the role of Bible Study Coordinator. There I learned the all-important lesson that, whether it is in life, ministry, or work, once we turned to God and each other, things will always work out.
As the final semester drew slowly to an end, that dreaded time when we had to part ways again approached, this time permanently. With tearful eyes and a promise to return for her once again, we had to say good-bye.
We stayed in contact daily and would constantly discuss our plans for the future, but then the pandemic hit. But I did not let that deter me, so I risked traveling at the height of the pandemic to see her. I had to make good on my promise, and by the grace of God, I made it to her safely.
Now what Roshelle did not know was that I packed a special gift for her, and on Valentine’s Day 2020. It was a peaceful evening, the type where sun takes its time to set, we were enjoying each other’s presence, smiling, dancing and holding each other close, and I took the opportunity to get down on one knee to propose to her. Whatever the future looked like, I knew that I needed this amazing, one-of-a kind woman in it and thank God she said yes!
A year later, I returned but this time to leave with my fiancée and bring her back to Barbados. I gleamed with excitement at the thought of finally being married to her. I knew that this was the woman that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with—my best friend, my prayer partner, and my helpmate.
That yes! turned into an I Do, and two and a half wonderful years later, I am still the happiest man alive.
So why do I want to win, you ask?
Marriage life began for us very quickly and we had to postpone our honeymoon. Additionally, we had to make many personal and financial sacrifices in our journey to meet our goals. So, this year I want to re-propose to Roshelle and give her the gift of reliving that experience to show her how much she means to me and finally getting to celebrate and give her the honeymoon she deserves. Let’s make it happen!
I love you Roshelle always
My Proverbs 31 woman
– Your King Omar
I am writing to share with you the extraordinary love story that my girlfriend, Gabrielle Thomas-Marshall, 20, and I, Akebulan Thuo, 20, have been blessed to experience. Our journey together has been nothing short of magical, and I believe it’s a story worth celebrating.
Gabrielle and I first crossed paths as university students, both enrolled in the “Software Engineering” course at UWI. It was a serendipitous encounter that neither of us could have predicted. We didn’t even realize we were pursuing the same program until fate intervened and brought us together.
Our connection was instant and undeniable. We bonded over shared interests, late-night study sessions, and a mutual passion for technology. It was as if the universe had aligned our paths, guiding us towards each other with gentle nudges and subtle signs. As our friendship blossomed into something deeper, I found myself falling deeply in love with Gabrielle. She became my confidante, my best friend, and ultimately, the love of my life. Together, we embarked on a journey filled with laughter, joy, and countless unforgettable moments.
Now, as I reflect on our love story, I am filled with an overwhelming desire to take the next step in our journey together. I want to propose to Gabrielle and ask for the honor of being her partner for life. I want to declare my love for her in the most meaningful and heartfelt way possible, promising to cherish her, support her, and love her unconditionally for all eternity. Being a university student is hard, financially, so being able to show my love to her this way would be an incredible feeling.
I believe I should be chosen as a winner because my love for Gabrielle runs deep, unwavering, and true. Our love story is not just about two individuals coming together; it’s about two souls finding their perfect match in each other. It’s a story of resilience, perseverance, and unwavering devotion. I am committed to building a future with Gabrielle, filled with love, laughter, and endless possibilities. I want to wake up every morning knowing that I have her by my side, facing life’s challenges together with unwavering strength and unwavering love.
I hope you will consider our love story for your contest because it is a testament to the power of love and the beauty of finding your soulmate. I am ready and eager to embark on this new chapter of our journey together, and I believe that winning this contest would be the perfect way to start our forever.
Thinking back, I never thought we would be at this point now. It still feels surreal! It all happened in a flash. Let’s rewind about 14 years, I would have met the love of my life through a friend. When I first met T she was in a relationship with a buddy of mine. We were in secondary school. She was from a school in St. Peter and I was from a school close to the Garrison Savanah. She would often leave school on evenings and come all the way up to the school I was attending. She would come to visit her love interest at the time. I don’t recall how often she came but it was pretty often, but this just goes to show her commitment. My buddy was a bit older than I, so he was often busy with SBAs and such. Since T was new to the area and the school, my buddy often left her with another friend and myself while he was doing his SBAs or whatever it was (I don’t recall everything). Now just to be clear, nothing sleazy or underhanded ever happened between us (sorry to the drama loving persons).
As time passed, we would talk a lot and ended up spending a lot of time together. I found out that she was an avid singer and I fell in love with her voice (I became her biggest fan and I’m still her biggest fan to date!). I remember being invited to one of her singing competitions (her love interest and I were present of course as I said he was and still is a good friend). The experience was so surreal. She just has this voice that… I can’t even find the words but it just removes my soul from my body.. Try as I may it’s not something that can be easily described and I’m not one who is usually lost for words. But her singing was (and still is) out of this world quite simply; even now when we listen to music or when I listen to music around her, it just sounds different, its so much more musical, its more alive, I can’t explain it. Having that as my first experience I just wanted to hear her more and more and more. I don’t recall how we got each other’s number (I think my friend called or messaged her from my phone) but we started conversing daily. Having contact with her via phone we would call each other pretty often and talk for hours and hours on it. It also afforded me the opportunity to make song requests (which I often did!). We would talk when she came by the school and we would talk when we got home on the phone. Our friendship began by talking and it has maintained to this day (so much so that when I first began going by her, her daughter would always ask us, “mommy, why I left yall talking and yall still talking?! All yall do is talk talk talk talk? I can’t understand!).
Talking has always been a lynchpin in our relationship. It is so foundational for us. Let’s fast forward a bit to after secondary where we fell out of contact with each other. We were both at BCC, I was in my second year, and she was in her first year, on my way from school and on her way to school we randomly met in the van stand. I was so elated! I can feel the joy and excitement like it was just yesterday. We again exchanged numbers and thus we began talking again. It was at this point that I found out that she had broken up with my friend for a while and she was in a relationship with a guy. At this point all I knew was that I enjoyed speaking to this person so much and I love this person’s voice and singing. We picked up where we left off like we never missed a beat. We spoke everyday like it was going out of style. We would talk for hours on end. I never gave thought to the fact that she was in a relationship. The conversations were never provocative. We had never even expressed an interest in each other, never said anything out of the way, it was just purely enjoying the company/ the energy of another human being (I guess being at such a young age we were blissfully unaware). Though we were back in communication, things started to shift after a while. Her partner at the time started to get jealous of us being in contact so often and for such prolonged periods of time. She would assure him that it was a purely platonic friendship. This back and forth continued for quite a while. Yet again we lost contact. For the years we weren’t in contact she would pass my mind every now and then but since I didn’t want the drama I just decided to keep things as they were. Alas the red thread of fate seemed to have plans for us , yet again we were like 2 magnets (at this point we started to see the divine intervention). We had been out of contact for a number of years and I attended a church service. I went with my aunt and her husband and out of the hundreds of persons present and the rows and rows of seats my aunt randomly choose this particular row and went to sit down. I was at the back so I couldn’t see ahead but when they sat, at the other end of the row, it was as if I saw an angel, there she sat in all of her glory. My heart skipped a beat! I didn’t know how to react. Now I’m not an outwardly expressive person but I feel like there was some sort of shock on my face. There were a sea of emotions as the last time we fell out of contact this one was purposeful. She decided it would have been easier to cease conversations than to keep the back and forth so I was blocked (to this day I can feel the scar left on my heart from the scar it left).
We were talking as friends again and I entered a relationship. Unfortunately, us being friends continued to affect our relationships negatively. I made the decision to cease communication with her. This was very difficult as she had done it to me and I know how it felt and I definitely did not want her to have to go through it but for the sake of my relationship at the time I did it.
After a couple years my relationship ended. I vividly remember this moment. It was around Christmas/ New Years and I was driving coming home from by a friend and his family who would usually spend Christmas and New Years by a villa up St. Joseph. I felt this strong compulsion to unblock her and reach out. I’m not sure why or where it came from but I became very nostalgic and wanted to hear her. I did not know how me reaching out would have been taken, to be frank I did not expect a response given how things happened but I still sent the message. A few minutes later my phone pinged and when I looked it was her. I was happy but also didn’t know what to expect until I opened the message. From her response I could sense the hostility but the fact that she responded gave me hope.
It was at this point that I decided enough was enough. I’ve been by her side through the years, every relationship she was in, she could always talk to me, she could call me anytime. I watched her get hurt multiple times and I said enough was. I wanted her. I was no longer able to sit idly by. The problem was, throughout the years she was in a relationship and when she wasn’t then I was so there never a time I could make a move. It wasn’t any different at this time but I had made my mind up. I wanted her!
Of course, I wanted to just shoot my shot but I was always respectful and I didn’t want to change now. As fate would have it, things just aligned, and a life changing event occurred. Not only did the event occur but she had just left the relationship she was in. I threw my pride and the oath I made aside and went after her with all I had. We started out a bit slow as she was recently out of a relationship, but it was full speed ahead. I knew she was the one I wanted. For so many years I can remember praying to God and telling Him the kind of woman I wanted. I don’t know if it was fear or the folly of youth, but she was right in front of me for so long. We entered our relationship last year June and I told her I will make her my wife! There’s no need to hold back or wait. I want you and I will be officially taking you off the market.
This is my modern-day Jacob story. I toiled for 14 (going 15 years as we aren’t married as yet). I was there through all the heartache and pain for her. I was the one shoulder she could always rely on. Her family saw it, our friends saw it, but now we can both see it.
This is why I want to bend my knee and take my Rachel.
This poem tells the story!
To my Queen Kim
Your “Juneboy” I w’II always be
As I crouch here on bended knee
To you my soul mate my Kim, remembering our first time meet
On my neibour’s steps, that place of love and fortune, we find out
This August marks we first decade of togetherness
As it ceremoniously collides with my birthday August 6th 2024 exactly
In an explosion of love, adventure and destiny
Repeated daily, ad infinitum
As I recall our first date, a step in the right direction towards you Kim
Thoughts fresh in mind, sweet, divine
Like the Father put we together forever
It was love at first sight, I knew, we knew
My heart still yearns for you, my Kim, my best friend
Who can take me to the moon and further
So, now a decade later, our love stronger
Now the next step I am ready for my Kim, Kim, Kim
God, He is so good, molding we two spirits together as one
To keep we safe in His love, everything in his hands we put
To guide us through the next step on our journey of life and love
A perfect gift for an imperfect couple, to achieve their dreams
A great plan triggered by VOB to help we then
So, my queen Kim, as I arise from my bended knees
Your hand reaches out to accept my offer indeed
Story told, letter delivered, prayers answered!
Only now to seal the deal between you, me and VOB
In Jesus name, amen
This is our story, a decade of friendship will continue, with aspirations to
reach higher heights.
Lawrence Ramsay and Kim Connell