Monte & Kelly
May 25, 2008
I was introduced to Monte A. Jones, over the phone. My sweet Filipina nurse had been trying to set me up for months. "Dr. Elmore, you have a phone call," she says. I looked at her, skeptically out of my right eye and saw her little smirk. What is she up to now, I thought. "Dr. Elmore," I said in my most professional but I am busy voice. "Monte Jones," he said with same quick reply. His deep voice intrigued me. With a smile I said, "Hi, I am Kelly Elmore, I am busy right now but here's my email and phone number. Call me. Have a good day. We played phone tag for a couple of weeks and then it began. The first time I saw him, he got me. 6ft. dark skinned. Thick in the thighs, Nice in the back (TINTA), and a smile with dimples, oh I can't forget that cute lil' gap in his teeth.
The 1st outing I kept saying, "this is not a date!- P.F. Chang's (my favorite)." We sat at the bar and had a great conversation. Everything about him screamed- "I am a MAN, the Man you have been praying for!" Short phone interactions, led to long phone conversations, working out daily in the gym, attending Bethel AME every Sunday, and numerous dates, not to mention he was always dropping me off at the airport for a trip with the girls or a wedding!!! Two years later, I was graduating. He had been there for the ups and downs, late call nights and early surgery mornings, picking me up from work so I would not fall asleep on the way home, bringing me dinner because he knew I had not eaten, and inviting me to church every Sunday.
June 22, 2007 we became official and the culmination of a lot of hard work, endless hours of meditation and prayer and fasting. After a week of studying for the boards and preparing my research presentation, On the day of my residency graduation, Mr. Jones, wearing hints of the color representing power and I, in my Navy whites, looked at me and said, Kelly Oberia Elmore will you marry me?" Could a sista say yes fast enough? Of course. He took my hand, looked into my eyes and said with that sexy smile, "You look beautiful and you are going to do great today." Needless to say, I did do great with my mom, dad, Betty, Monte and my friends and colleagues to support me as they always have. The day was awesome. The official, but SUBTLE, announcement was made by email and at our end of the year reception. We accepted the congratulations graciously. However, I knew my little email meant my friends were not going to be satisfied with no information-
Hey like a Stealth- I just like to drop BOMBS!!!
And the rest is....Happily Ever After..
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