On October 25th around 2:00 am I got engaged to the love of my life. He woke me up with an air horn. My first thought was “that is a terrible sound for a fire alarm.” Then he flipped on the light and blew it again. I was already laughing. He started walking over to the bed with a box in his hand, and I knew what was happening. He said, “I wanted to give you this.” I opened it up and saw the most beautiful piece of jewelry that I’ve ever put my eyes on.
Still in a daze from being woken up suddenly to a loud noise, light, and sooo much sparkle, I jumped out of bed and ran over to my closet. I fumbled with my hamper, trying to get behind it to where I’d hidden the watch I got him as an engagement gift. I asked him if he could blow the horn again. He did, and I handed him the bad and told him “I wanted to give you this.” I think I hugged him, but I can’t even recall.
What I do remember clearly is telling him that I had to go make sure that Buddy, my 11-year-old cocker spaniel, hadn’t had a heart attack. I couldn’t stop laughing, but I managed to get the dog soothed and outside. He came into the living room, and I left the kitchen to meet him, still laughing. That’s when I do finally remember giving him a huge hug and kiss.
He opened the watch a few minutes later while we were sitting in bed together. Once my pulse got back to normal and the laughing stopped, it hit me that I get to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man. The tears only came after we snapped a picture of both engagement pieces and snuggled up together. They were happy tears. I knew it was coming, but the reality was even better than I imagined.
A few weeks ago while we were cuddled on the couch, he kissed me and asked, “Do you want to get married?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “Want to look at engagement rings?” I said, “Sure.” That started the process of becoming engaged to be married. We looked at settings together, got my finger sized, and became intimately acquainted with the ins and outs of diamonds. I got him to accept that I have been wanting to get him a watch for our engagement since I started thinking about it, months and months ago. He placed an order, and I called a jewelry store to get the watch he told me he wanted. Less than two weeks later I was getting woken up in the middle of the night and an air horn. 🙂
The proposal was perfect because it is so him. It is so us. We constantly laugh together. I love that it wasn’t some cheesy, cliché thing. It was simple, fun, and original. I can hardly wait to be his wife. We’ve already discussed that we both want something small and simple when the weather is nice. We’ll figure out the rest later. What matters to me is the commitment we’ve made to one another.
Here are a few pictures of my amazing ring that I just can’t stop staring at (and a few smiling pictures of me showing it off this morning). It still doesn’t quite seem real that my life can be so wonderful, but I’m embracing it. I’m thankful for every single person who listened to me, reached out to me, and helped me realize that I am worth it.