He sent me his number and asked me to call. I let it sit in my inbox for 3 whole days before I called. When I did, he didn’t answer. Umm, excuse you sir, pick up when I call. I left a voice message, “Its Dominique, call me back when you get a chance.” A minute after I sent the message he called. I was extremely nervous but he seemed warm and sweet. He asked me what I was doing for the night and I told him studying because I was in school getting my MBA. I really didn’t have time to learn someone new, entertain their efforts, and get my school work done. Well ladies, he didn’t give me much choice. He told me, “Okay, I’m about to take a shower and be on my way.” Of course I was lost, “On your way where, you don’t even know where I live.” Good ole’ Facebook had my location listed so he knew I lived near Pearland. He got in the car and started down Highway 59 to 288. At the time I had a Sidekick phone and the network with Tmobile was going haywire. He called twice when he crossed under 610 but I never got the call. He exited the freeway thinking I stood him up but called one more time to make sure. The call went through and I directed him to my house. I was blown away by how direct he was in making the plans. I rushed to get ready before he got there and was waiting by the phone when he pulled up outside. We debated over dinner or a movie and I opted for a movie. We went to see Law Abiding Citizens.
He was a gentleman the entire time, pleasing to have given my past relationship. We talked outside my apartment until 3am and he had to be at work for 7am. He walked me to the door, gave me a hug, and wished me a good night. Like a school girl with a crush, I melted to the floor because he smelled so good and he was so fine! I knew then this would be different. I definitely didn’t expect him to be my husband. Every day after that we spent talking and hanging out. Not too far into the relationship I was expecting our son. Scared and nervous at what the future held for us because of our fresh relationship we talked and worked it out. Almost 4 years later and I’m about to marry the man of my dreams. No we’re not perfect and it might not have gone how we would have wanted it but its perfect because it’s how God knew it would be. His plan is always greater than what we could imagine. I’m extremely grateful for the man God brought me and to the persistence my husband-to-be had to pursue me. On August 3, 2013 I, Dominique Fridia will marry Jermaine Shotwell!!!! I can’t wait!!!!!