Ehleria and Jim

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How We Met

I first met Jim in Columbia, Sc. On October 3,2009.  I lived out there with my older sister and her family to help take care of my niece because my brother in law was deployed to Iraq. I worked as a waitress in a club on the weekends for extra cash and a admin during the week. And on the night that I saw him he was out with his best friend (who had just got married that day and was visiting)they came to celebrate the special occasion. I just so happen to be the waitress for the section he was sitting in. I kept looking at him and he kept looking at me, but he would never come and talk to me. I even at on point stood next to him with my serving tray and he STILL didn’t speak to me. I’m not the kind of girl that goes after guys but this guy had my attention. Anyways, once the night finally ended and he still didn’t come to speak to me I was finishing cleaning up my area. I feel a tap on my shoulder, and it was HIM the guy that was in the section I was serving! He began to say tol me “hello, I just wanted to tell you that you are the most beautiful woman I have seen since I been here in S.C.” Well you can imagine how I felt once he said that! I had the biggest smile on my face. He told me his name is Jim Hernandez from the Bronx, NY there for the weekend just to see his best friend get married. I told him “hi, my name is Ehleria Smith original from Dallas, TX but I live here now and always wanted to see New York City! ” We shook hands and talked for about 10 mins. He asked me if we could keep in touch. So I gave  him my Facebook name just to see what would happen, and he took it! With no problems. Once we exchanged information he told me “the only time I will come to SC will be for you..” I looked and him smiled and said “okay..” Not believing what he said. And on Valentine’s weekend 2010 he flew to SC, packed all my things in my car and moved me to NYC to be with him. And on Valentine’s Day we made it to New York to start our journey together. So ask you can see February 14th is a very special day for me and the love of my life.

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How He Asked

We spend the whole day hanging out downtown in Waikiki. He surprised me by getting us a room for the night! It was perfect. 25th floor ocean view! We hung out at the beach all day. He told me that we was going to dinner soon so we need to leave back to the room to get dressed. Once we sat at dinner he asked me how I felt about the relationship, and me not thinking about I told him “I’m happy with the relationship that on this day 6 years ago I decided to move with him to NYC and I so happy I did.” He said the same pretty much, and after dinner we left to the beach for a late light walk at moonlight. I noticed he brought a backpack but I just figured it had towels or a blanket in it for us to sit on at the beach. Once we started walking he asked me where did he see us five years from now. Not thinking about it again I told him “I hope married maybe kids and probably back in New York.” He laugh and said “really you would marry me!?” I laugh and said you know that!! He then told me to close my eye and not to open them. Me being who I am I asked what he was doing? Lol, he told me to close my eyes again so I did. He was standing behind me and I thought maybe he was setting up a towel and drinks or somethings. And maybe a few seconds later he told me to open my eyes and that’s when I looked and he was on one knee with this small box and the ocean behind him I begin to cry… I couldn’t believe what what was happening! He asked me to marry him and with me cry like a big baby I shook my head and he laugh and asked me again and I said YES! With the ocean air and Palm trees behind me he stood up and gave me a big hug and kiss. We just held on to one another for what seem like forever.  With no one around  just the sound of the ocean waves, the moon light and Palm trees as our only audience we kissed and began to walk off to start our new journey together… And that is how he asked me.

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