Tim and Gala have something special. Life isn't always easy and love can be hard to find for some. Both Tim and Gala have had previous marriages that ended unceremoniously.
Now they have a wedding planned for July and neither one of them could be happier.
During our interview, Gala explained that loving and being in love is a decision that people have to choose to make it work.
With 9 children and 5 grandchildren between them, the families have grown, but the good thing is this past Christmas Eve they were all together for the first time, and the kids and grandkids acted as if they had been knowing each other all of their lives.
We chose to start Black Love Week off with this story and interview, because it is one of hope and never giving up on happiness.
By Dennis Haywood