Sheena and Wardell

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How We Met

Wardell was in search of a change he needed in his life, after being a lucrative bartender for years and creating his own business, he knew that one day he wanted a family and the hours he worked nightly was not conducive to his ultimate goal. In March 2014, Wardell moved to Mobile to attend the Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound, and one of his school requirements was a get a TB skin test. In April 2014, on a day that I was technically not scheduled to work but I came in to finish some paperwork, Wardell came into my clinic and the moment I laid eyes on him I had this feeling that overcame me that I never felt before, I don’t believe in love at first sight but I do believe it was God nudging me to pay attention. He came back 2 days later to have his test read, and as he sat he made small talk to catch my attention and then he left. He must have felt something too, because he circled the parking lot, walked back inside, and he politely asked me for my number (like a gentleman). Being the professional that I am I couldn’t just give him my number (as he would say I gave him a rehearsed corporate response) and I told him that I had his contact info and I could call him. To fast forward a bit, due to him being a college student at the time and me going through financially hard times as well as dealing with health issues we moved in together to consolidate our 2 incomes. During that time it was financially one of the hardest times in my life yet it was also one of the happiest times of my life. It finally felt like when I got home from work it was a sense of relief, a lot of times we didn’t know exactly what we were going to eat for dinner, but God always provided, and as Wardell would say we still ate like kings and queens. In March 2015, Wardell graduated from CVIU and about 2 months later he was able to find a job in his field however it was in Huntsville, AL. I can still remember the Sunday he left we were getting ready to go to church and the song “Worth fighting for” was playing, and he turned to me and said I’m not perfect but I’m worth it, and I believed him whole heartedly.

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How He Asked

For my birthday which was 9/5 all he told me was to get ready and he was going to take me on a trip but he would not tell me where. He totally surprised me. We caught a plane from Pensacola to Miami (I had never been on a plane)and then from Miami to the port to travel on the Carnival cruise (I had never been on a cruise ship) to Nassau, Bahamas! (!!!!!)The trip alone was amazing and I was so grateful to experience so many first all at once, so while in Nassau when he got down on one knee and asked me to become his wife, I was overjoyed and all I could do was cry, but for the first time I really understood what tears of joy felt like and I couldn’t have imagined another person I trusted as much to share my life with. So the date has been set 10/08/2016 at the Azalea Manor in downtown Mobile I will become Mrs. Pearson amongst close family and friends. In the bible it says when a man finds a wife he finds a “good thing”, and that’s exactly what happened when Wardell came to Mobile to ultimately find me “his good thing”. #myfavoritelovestory

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