“We met at Shout Restaurant in 2008 while I (Jim) was working there. Later he (Rickey) started working there as well. We started talking and dating on and off for a year. On August 25, 2009, Rickey and I went to dinner at the Intercontinental in Buckhead where I asked him to be my boyfriend. We moved in together and have been together ever since.
He said he wanted to take me for a picnic for our 6 year anniversary (08/25/15). He prepared a great meal and we sat on a blanket under a small tree in Piedmont Park. We were there for about 30/45 min when I saw a large group of people walking towards us. When I turned around, I saw it was a lot of our friends. When I looked back at Rickey, he was down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. Of course I said yes, but I was experiencing the ugly cry and I have no idea what all he said. ”
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