"...All I could talk about was Tim."


       I met Tim at the Stellar Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Although he was one very respectful man he was sending me hints and signals that he was interested in me. I remember thinking of him often and wishing we had connected on another level. It was clear God knew exactly what I wanted, because I had another chance to spend time with Tim and his aunt on a very special occasion. My friend Lhauren came to pick me up that night and all I could talk about is Tim; how he had this killer smile, amazing personality, and this incredible singing voice. He truly was my dream guy. After that night, Tim and I became really good friends.

Tim began coming to my church once a week to assist with the music department. At that time I was attending a local college over 30 minutes away, but I would press my way to see Tim at the Monday night rehearsals. When the choir training was starting to end, we mutually knew that we never wanted to be without each other. It wasn’t long after that when Tim asked my Dad if we could date each other, and after his approval, it became official. I was so excited to be with the love of my life. It has been difficult at times because Tim lives in Michigan and I’m in Maryland but we have learned that you fight for what you love!

Unbeknownst to me on December 23, 2014, Tim asked my parents for my hand in marriage. They said yes! Two days later on December 25, 2014, I texted my friend Sharice a picture of my covenant ring jokingly saying, “this is the last time you’ll see this.” Of course we had no idea that, that would actually be accurate! After arriving in Michigan at Tim’s Aunt’s house he proposed! He got up in front of his family, expressed his gratitude to them for loving and building a relationship with me. Then Tim called me up in front of everyone saying the most beautiful words I have ever heard. My favorite part was when he got down on one knee and said, “I can’t imagine my life without you. You would make me the happiest man alive if you’d become my wife!” With tears flowing down my face I said, YES! When I saw the ring, I was in awe…He didn’t do good…he did great!!! The next day we traveled to Las Vegas with his family to celebrate and then traveled to Maryland with mine to bring in the New Year! I’m so looking forward to being Mrs. Timothy Bowman Jr. I’ll be the happiest girl alive on 10.10.15 when I get to marry my best friend!