Friday, April 27, 2012

Brooklyn College is where it all started…

Go BrooklynAs they approach their three year wedding anniversary, who would think two individuals who met in college English class would become one.  Monique and Dwaine met each other during their spring semester at Brooklyn College in  Brooklyn, New York.  Their relationship started off as two classmates engaged in school related conversations and riding the bus home after class.  Little did they know this was the start of a blooming relationship.  They shared different cultures, yet they had so much in common. 
Monique was raised in a West Indian household in Brooklyn, NY.  Dwaine was born and raised in South America, Guyana. They would never have thought that their values and goals were very much alike.  Like any other couple, they had good and bad times, but the one thing that never changed was their love and support for each other.  They dated six years before getting married.   This gave them an opportunity to establish their careers and to get to know each other a little better.   They also spent the latter part of that time developing a plan to start their lives together in marriage.  Today, they have a beautiful son named Nicholas and their support for each other continues to grow.  Their faith gives them the strength they need to keep their marriage going strong.  They are aware of the many challenges young couples face today in their marriages.  Their solution is to continue to live by the core values that they grew up with and the vows they made on their wedding day.  Communication is the key in any marriage but understanding is paramount.  In addition, they encourage all couples not to forget these other elements - faith, trust and most of all love. Monique and Dwaine currently reside in Lexington Park, MD.  Monique is an elementary school teacher and Dwaine is a Staff Accountant for the Department of Homeland Security.

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