It’s amazing to see the beauty that unfolds when two people follow with a trusting heart where they are being led. Michelle and Ahjah have a phenomenal story of strength and love. The groom-to-be, Ahjah, was severely injured in a motorcycle accident that changed his life forever. Michelle recalls when they met “from the start his personality and confidence out shined the obvious, he’s wheelchair bound.” It is clear that they’ve already faced the ultimate test of the covenant of marriage. The couple will continue their journey of unconditional love together by tying the knot on November 2, 2013.
Their e-session was shot by Keith Cephus Photography.
Groom-to-be: Ahjah Clark
How They Met
The saying is true, you will find someone when you least expect it, or better yet when you stop looking for someone is when they will come around. That’s so true in the case of both myself and fiancée Ahijah. We met through mutual friends one night out while I was on vacation in VA where he lives.
After a few outings with friends, we exchanged numbers and became friends and never stopped. Im not one to call someone a ” best friend” unless i mean it, but he is definitely one. Hadj’s optimism and his independence is what impressed me and the support system that he has been to me, the fact of having someone to talk to, that doesn’t judge you and can keeps me going helps me to be more of a positive person, and most importantly have the same things in common such as our religious beliefs, as we are both Jehovah’s witnesses. Dec 2011 we began dating, got engaged in march 2013.
You Make Loving You So Easy
(Words From The Bride….. )
Many family members showed concern with my decision to date someone in a wheelchair because they felt that relationships are hard enough, so to add being with someone disabled and having to take care of them to the mix would be more than i can handle, while others felt that I was being desperate for the same reasons. Being a nurse in a way i think is a blessing for the both of us because i know what he can do, his limits and whatever comes our way as far as limitations i can handle it. There is nothing desperate about dating a strong, good hearted, man that loves you who lives on his own, works ,drive and handles his business but because of unforeseen occurrence (which can happen to anyone of us ) is now siting down. We deal with the stares of those who don’t know or even people who may ask questions and it makes us both laugh, us being together has built a stronger confidence in me too which I absolutely love. We are definitely a different couple and that makes us stand out and we are both up for the challenge. Love is hard to find, being superficial to save face for others is not who i am, and you can’t help who you fall in love with.