An Anti-Valentine’s Day Love Story


by Weusi

It’s the day after Valentine’s Day … So here’s a little love story (sort of … but not really … but could be!?!).

This year has kept me busy! I’ve worked gigs with America’s Got Talent, BET Honors, NHL Classic, the Portlandia Premier, and a few hip hop shows. I’ve been traveling for the past couple of weeks, so I have not spent much time with Shelli. Despite all of this, I don’t really get down with Valentine’s Day or many holidays.  I’m anti commercialization of love. This is also part of the reason I’m often pushing against the formalized business institution of marriage.

But recently I’ve been reminded (not by Shelli) that I’m in a relationship now and it’s not about me. And I’ve been given all kinds of advice about gifts I could get Shelli. Some funny, some serious, some sexy … most were good. But these suggestions were from her friends. People that, although they are close to her … they aren’t me! So, I figured that I’d try to find her something really special. Like really special.

I thought that maybe I could find a really special comic book! Or maybe research and find a super secret hair care product with magical powers. I couldn’t find either … but I got her this when I came back from LA …

because we call each other sunshine … but, realized that this is kinda corny. So, I thought that this would be cute … it’s a picture of  me presenting her my heart …

But this image was even more corny …

Then I thought about it … I really don’t get down with this commercialized thing. But, I do support the ideal of love. And since it’s the day after Valentine’s Day, I figured I’d just give her the heirloom engagement ring that I’ve been hiding for so long! So yeah … we’re engaged now!

We thank you all for your support, well wishes, prayers and positive energy!

But that’s not the end of the story … it’s the start of something new and magical … and a story to be continued … forever!


72 responses »


    I truly wish you both the best and a wonderful loving marriage. Congrats again. (Clapping!)


  2. Oh my Gosh! I have been receiving your blog entries for sometime now and really have not commented or shared a GOC submission. I am just a quite observer and liking all the information you share. However today I HAVE to comment! Congrats! I love this post. This is very sweet!


  3. Congratulations and may God bless you both! Shelli you are going to make a beautiful bride. Can’t wait to see the wedding hair – oops my bad, I’ll fall back and let you guys enjoy your engagement (lol).


  4. Congratulations!!! Did you propose in that I park I pass everyday going and coming from work?? Who would have thought all that wonderful stuff was going on over there. Don’t want to say the name but there is an x in it. 🙂


  5. Congratulations! All of the continued best for the both of you! This makes me yet believe in LOVE. Thank you for sharing and encouraging my heart.


  6. Congratulations 🙂 Oh and just for the record. The marriage “institution” is God’s idea not a business arrangement 🙂 Sorry, i don’t mean to come across judgmental. I just believe in always standing up for my faith in every way. Jesus said if you confess me before men, I’ll confess you before my Father in heaven. Good enough for me 🙂


  7. YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS! Congratulations to you both. I thought that he would do it after Valentines day to throw you off. So exciting and I don’t even know you, but who doesn’t appreciate a happy / cozy story?

    BTW I call my students sunshine lol. My nephew – now 14 – had a preschool teacher who used to call him that.

    @ Michelle 100% spot on.


  8. I haven’t smiled this hard, for this long, and felt this crazy ever!! Oh Shelly I couldn’t be happier, esp. since I know that Wei is against marriage. OMG I am sooooooooooooooooo happy. Congrats you guys. I can’t remember what post it was but you guys went to a wedding and I thought I’d read by the end of the post that you were engaged. Oh but this is soooo much better.

    SN: Hubby calls me sunshine, because I’m from a town called Sunset and when we were dating he thought Sunset was named Sunshine.


    • BIG sister Leah;)?! LOL!! JK!! Awww, thank you lady and thank you all. You know that all your comments and likes made my day even more special, especially since Wei was in NY until late that night. So, I had all of your words to keep me company until he got home:)! LOL!


  9. OMG Shelli and Weusi! I KNEW the first time I met Shelli, that Weusi was going to marry you. When you guys were together, I felt the positive energy and the love!!! And when I met her, I just KNEW she was perfect for himi! Shelli is warm with a beautiful spirit and Weusi is funny and cool and also has a beautiful spirit. I am elated for you two and wish you all of God’s blessings! Congratulations a hundred times over! Much love!


  10. Oh my goodness! What, what, what? Congratulations to the both of you!!!!!! I hope you we find even MORE happiness in this awesome opportunity to grow even closer together. <3s!


  11. CONGRATULATIONS SHELLI AND WEI!!!!!!! We are going to celebrate on Saturday!!!!! Chloe wants to be a flower girl!!!!! We are so excited for you both and wishing you all our best! Thanks for sharing such a personal moment with us! Dum dum dee dum….


  12. Congrats to you both!!! I had a feeling it would be coming soon after the post about you guys attending a wedding and all the women drilling you! That is so special.


  13. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL!!!!! That is beautiful! I love you guys and your simple, honest love for one another. Congratulaiton Weusi and Shelli!


  14. And the good book says, “A man who finds a wife, finds a good thing.” Wei…you found a great thing and i am soooooo happy for you homie! This is not only a great thing for you but also a great thing for us natural heads here in DC, if her plans are to move here. LOL! Sorry, but i’m happy because this means, we get to have her too. Hahaha! Thanks!


  15. Congrats on getting becoming engaged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well 2012 is shaping up nicely for you already, and I’m sure that you will have many other blessings to come your way.


  16. Congrats to the both of you. I don’t know you personally but I already knew he was going to marry you. He supports you and is vested in your happiness (i.e. your blog and working out) and adds to them just like my husband did before we got married. You guys have already built a foundation of what a marriage is, support and love. Enjoy the process.
    This is important when you are both tired and cranky from lack of sleep and the baby needs attention. Yes I know your not preggers yet buy it gets tricky once you have children. Carry on with the love fest. These are just my thoughts could be off, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you had a small ceremony (maybe secretly) and then something large with everyone.


  17. Thank you everybody!! Zyaran, yes it is;)!! Nadia thank you so much for the supportive words … and yeah, that’s why I’m waiting on the baby thing … just want to enjoy being engaged for a minute and then married for a minute. You definitely tapped right into my biggest concerns … exhaustion causing anger!!! LOL! I tell Wei, “You know that when we have a baby, if I have to be up all night and am exhausted, I’m going to get mean.” He keeps telling me, “I got this.” We’ll see!! But, I think the good thing is that we are honest about it up front as it makes me cognizant of what will happen and he, the reason why, so that we can try to fix it before it’s bad. But, yeah, I know … easier said than done. Anywho … yeah … we’ll see:).

    LOL @ HH! You know that I love when lurkers reveal themselves!! Thank you!!!


    • OMGosh Taneica, why am I just seeing this (or probably getting back to it!)?? Hey girl! So cool to see you commenting on here! Thank you!!! Now, you probably won’t see this, so I’m headed to your site to find some place to comment (I know it won’t be hard with all of your great posts on CN) and then thank you there so you can see it! LOL!!


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