Dennis & La Sonia Ball
Ages: Dennis (44) and La Sonia (42)
Wedding date: August 6, 2011
Our blended family consists of:
Dennis has three children, two boys and one girl: Aaron- age 23, Isiah- age 16 and Danielle – age 20. I have four children, two girls and two boys, and I also take care of my younger sister: Jaleel – 23, Jesse – 16, Yazmine – 14, Khadijah – 12 and my sister Erin – 21.
How we met:
Dennis and I met in October of 2007 through a mutual friend. We talked on the phone for a few weeks and when we saw that we had common interests and realized we attended the same church ( a large congregation in the Los Angeles area), we planned our first date. Our first date was on October 26, 2007 we went to see a Corteo – Cirque du Soleil act and had dinner afterwards. From that day forward the chemistry was evident and we never looked back.
How we got engaged:
Dennis had this big plan to propose while we were on vacation in Jamica in 2010 but being the Taurus that he is, he started thinking of all the possible things that could go wrong. So he went to plan b and proposed in front of our children one evening while we were at home relaxing. He called me in the den and said we needed to show the kids how were were going to dance on our first song when we got married. The song he had playing was “This Is For the Lover In You” by Babyface and LL Cool J. While we are dancing and laughing with the kids, Isiah yells, “I don’t see a ring on her finger!” and I start to agree with him. So Danielle says you can borrow my ring and she puts her ring on my finger. We are laughing and being silly and through all the silliness her ring falls off (it was too small) and when they went to replace it, he replaced it with my engagement ring. Everyone stood there to see how long it was going to take for me to realize what had just happened. After a few seconds I saw the ring and screamed! We then hugged, the kids laughed and I started to cry.
Best part of our wedding day:
Dennis and I decided to have a intimate destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The best part of it all was not only becoming man and wife but seeing 35 of our family and friends there to share and celebrate in the moment.
Advice we’d give to other dating or engaged couples:
Always put God first in your relationship. Prepare yourself mentally and spiritually for the commitment. Try to associate with other committed married couples. And through all the preparations and planning make sure to keep it about you and your commitment to one another.
This give me much hope that there is a man out there who will not only love me but will love my two children as his own as well. I love this!
Robert London says
Great journey! it will inspire everyone to always look forward