- 2 years ago
My ring has been sitting in our sock drawer for like a month, and I’m so excited to be able to wear it all the time now and finally tell everyone that we’re engaged!
A little backstory: I obviously knew it was coming, and I do NOT like surprises. Every day I told my SO that I didn’t want to be surprised, and he always laughed and said “when I wake up that day, I’ll tell you ‘today’s the day!'”. Also, Flag Day has always been a big joke between us. Whenever I’d see something I wanted, he’d say “I’ll get it for you for Flag Day!” or “sounds like the perfect Flag Day present!”. On important days like my birthday or Christmas, he’d hug and kiss me and say “happy Flag Day!”
So, yesterday, on Flag Day, I went to a baby shower, and came home to sunflowers on the counter and James Taylor (MY FAVORITE) playing on our record player. As soon as I walked in he jumped up and kissed me and said “you’re getting engaged today!”, and then brought me over to the counter. He handed me a box of my favorite contact solution as an “engagement present”, as I’d been complaining about the new brand I was trying out, haha. Then he just told me how much he loved me and handed me the ring box, and I put it on! Then he hugged me and said “Happy Flag Day” and I giggled and got a little teary eyed because that’s such an “us” joke, and that’s all I ever wanted for a proposal… a very quiet, alone, “us” proposal.
I’ve posted this picture a million times, but here it is again for good measure!