Before she was shot and killed in her bed on March 13, Breonna Taylor was preparing to purchase a house, get married and start a family.

In the wake of protests inspired by her daughter’s death, Tamika Palmer sat down with Vanity Fair to shed light on the life of the 26-year-old EMT.

Palmer said Taylor and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker were raised as “decent” kids who were discussing spending the rest of their lives together, per the interview released on Monday.

“In the beginning, they were just friends. Even before they got into a relationship, Kenny would say, ‘I’m going to marry her,'” Palmer said. "They had talked about having a baby at some point. And she had just recently started saying, 'Yeah, I think I’m almost ready. I just want to get a house first and then go from there.'"

After dating for five years, Palmer said Walker was waiting for the right time to propose and the couple had discussed raising a family in the future.