I want to introduce you too besides my mother the most honorable woman i know, Her name is Nicole Tate. It’s not often you meet someone that changes your perception of what honor is. She is beautiful and an example that God can grace you to the point where you don’t look like what you’ve been through. I think of three major examples when looking through scripture, but Esther the Hebrew girl who was selected to be a part of Xerxes haram and the savior of the Jewish people in captivity because of her proximity to the throne. It was her God-given beauty that allowed her to be in a position to help the Jewish people. Each and everyone one of us has been through something.
I met Nikki on November 11th, 2019, I don’t want to make this about me but I must tell. The minute I met her I knew she was the one. Nikki had recently lost her son to suicide and was in a very vulnerable place. And in the midst of all she had been through I saw strength I’ve never seen before and to add insult to injury she suffered a debilitating ankle injury that left her left leg a little shorter after 5 ankle surgeries.
Despite all of that she has been through beyond her immense beauty she has an aggressive representation of the reasons she was able to overcome. And it is only strength that can only come from God. This is one of her favorite sayings. “I may not look like a church chick, BUT I LOVE GOD from the depths of my soul. She said something so profound to me today, it made me come to the realization that what she said is one of the most honorable things I have heard. She said, “Wayne I love you but if you take me to a place that does not honor God and comes in between my relationship with him, you too will have to go.
Nikki spends every morning encouraging those who bear the same scars and the same or similar hurts. She encourages those who have gone through or going through, and I must say just as the three Hebrew boys who were thrown into the furnace there is no sign she has been through the fire. Her moniker is #SavedCelibateSexy, follows her hashtag.
Those are the words of an honorable woman willing to stand for what is right even if it means enduring pain and suffering for a moment. So I write this blog to celebrate Nicole Tate, my soon to be wife that I love dearly, and if I didn’t know before I know now, she is an honorable woman and will forever have a place in my heart.