Rebekah and Shakar met September 2018 on eHarmony. Rebekah had used the service on and off for a few years, but never liked anyone enough to meet them in person. But there was something about Shakar. Rebekah was the first person he connected with, and after talking online for awhile they set up a date to meet for coffee. Coffee turned into dinner, and that date lasted 3 hours.
“After our second date to the Kemah Boardwalk, he promptly declared he was deleting his eHarmony account because he didn’t want to see anyone else.”
Rebekah knew Shakar was the one she wanted to marry after a fight, of all things.
“I dont even remember what we were fighting about. Anyway, we had ordered Velvet Taco for pick up and when we got back to my house, we realized they gave us someone else’s order. We were both too tired and upset to go back and get it fixed. So I was trying to eat these tacos (which were terrible by the way – thanks a lot random stranger for ordering FOUR of the same crappy taco), but I just started crying and hid my face and he just calmly said, “Please don’t cover your face. I don’t ever want you to feel like you have to hide what you are feeling from me.” We fought back and forth a little bit more after that, but we eventually got to the root of the issue and from that moment I knew I loved him and wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.”
For Shakar, it was after a long day at work, Rebekah came up from behind him and wrapped her arms around him. She just hugged him for a long moment.
He eventually said, “We should get going” and I responded, “No, I don’t ever want to let you go.” And he thought to himself “Wow, imagine if I could have this for the rest of my life.“
Sometimes its the little things.
Shakar picked the perfect spot to propose this past January. He and Rebekah picked out her dream ring together a few months earlier, but she had no clue where or when it would happen. After dinner one evening Shakar suggested they take a walk to the Water Wall.
“We walked all around the waterfall with the cold water splashing on us and I said “okay, I’m cold. Let’s go home now” and he said “no, let’s go in the middle of the waterfall, I think you’ll like it” and I hesitantly said “okay, fine…” I started trying to take a selfie of the two of us and for some reason he wasn’t in frame, and I was looking all over wondering where he was and I turned around and there he was on his knee with the ring. He asked me to marry him and of course I said yes!”
Rebekah and Shakar are getting married next spring at one of my favorite venues, The Orchard at Caney Creek. It’s going to be an amazing day.