- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
This has been a very confusing couple of weeks. My FI(hehe so fun to call him that now!) threw me off, pretended to not know my ring size, and pretended like it was still far off. Yesterday I woke up and my Fiance was in the shower before I even got up which is unusual because he sleeps in on his days off. He always shops for me the day before Christmas. He got dressed in dress pant, dress shirt, and his dress cowboy boots(yes they have them lol). He has only ever dressed this nice to shop when we looked at rings almost a year ago. I kept asking questions like where are you going looking all sexy and on and on. He asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I was like umm ur joking…I even said hey how bout a ring! He was like yea right I don’t even know what you like! He got to the mall and called me and asked me what I wanted one last time. I said just something thoughtful. At this point I knew he was up to something. Definitely didn’t think a ring but I thought hey whatever it is he’s being really sweet and I’ll love whatever it is. He went to his parents to “wrap” my gift and he said it took two hours! I kept asking questions but he was so coy about it and sly! He called from his parents and it turns out the family dinner was 2 hours sooner than we thought. I packed up the kids and the car and decided to meet him there. He was really quiet and calm the whole night. Even a little distant, but I caught him glancing at me a lot more than normal throughout the night. Sooo we finally leave and he says well we gotta take the kids to my parents I wanna give u ur gift tonight. I was like umm ok not thinking much because he gave me my camera as an early B-day present so I would have it for the holidays. Figured it was something like that.
He takes me to the a place in my hometown where we went on our first date. This cute little pond where we had our first kiss and really fell in love. He sat me down outside and had me open my gift. It was a “Surrounded by Love” Willow figurine which I love! He said that is your Christmas gift and here is the letter I wrote you. I read the 1 page typed letter (this is what took two hours for him to do) and by the end was in joyful tears! It talked about how much we have grown as a couple and the strength of our relationship. Also talking about our future. He is standing up so I stand up and hug him and kiss him and say thank you, I love you…. I thought that was it and I was very touched and happy. He says, “This is where we first fell in love and this pond means a lot to me. I meant every word in that letter and that’s why I’m going to ask you to marry me right now.” He got down on one knee and asked, with a shaky voice and a tear down his cheek, me to marry him. Ladies, I’m not even kidding you, with a face full of tears I said, “Are you sure you want to marry ME?” He laughs and says of course i do ! I love you! I give him a kiss and tell him I love him and he’s still on one knee and says, you haven’t said yes yet.. In shock I nod my head and say Yes! I was smiling ear to ear all night..Well I still am!
Turns out he asked my father for permission! I didn’t ask him to as I didn’t see it was needed since we have two children and we’re not traditional. My Fiance told me how he asked my father and asked that I call him. My father said he was very honored and was shocked he asked him. He said he didn’t feel it was warranted and was blown away to have him asked. He felt very respected and was honored to have him as his son in law.
The only people my Fiance told before he asked me was my Dad and his Grandmother. My Fiance bought the ring the day he asked me. He always said he would wake up one day and just know that it was the day. The amazing thing is, I woke up and looked at the clear blue sky (in ohio that never happens in december!) and I just thought, yup today’s gonna be a good day.
He said he has to ask me the day before Christmas because if he didn’t I would expect it for Christmas and if it didn’t happen then I would expect if during our vacation. He said he couldn’t wait any longer<3
Thank you for reading and thanks for everyone’s support during the waiting!
oh and here is a pic! It’s a stock size with a sizer on it so it looks kind of big. My sized ring will be in, in a couple of weeks.