- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
You will remember I was talking about a proposal while on vacation.
I figured he would do it while on the first ‘formal’ night of our cruise. That night came and went without anything on day 2. By day 6, I had pretty much accepted it wasn’t going to happen. We were traveling with a pretty big group of friends and family and the moments alone were few and far between (we weren’t even staying in the same room). I kinda figured that even if he was planning on doing it, it wasn’t going to happen on the cruise and I was truly ok was that. Despite every port of call having dozens of diamond stores, there were so few moments of ‘us’ that it seemed almost impossible and I was kinda feeling bad for him if he’d been planning something.
On day 7, we had our second formal night and got all dressed up and got tons of pictures. It was a great evening and I was really happy just being with my honey. After dinner, we all went back and got changed into comfy clothes and headed out to the lounge to hang out. It’s now 1am and my brother and his sister are still down in the lounge with us. Finally, the family all says they’re going go bed and he asks if I want to go for a walk before bed. I didn’t really suspect anything cause that had developed into our usual pattern (ie: steeling our alone time after everyone had gone to bed). I agreed to the walk and he tells ms he just has to run to the washroom first.
He seemed to be longer than usual and I actually thought to myself “Hmmm…wouldn’t it be cool if he’s gone to his room to get the ring?” When he got back, I actually checked his pockets for lumps to see if there was a ring box lol There was nothing, so I was just going on the walk.
We made our way up to a top deck to watch the ocean go by and then he brings me over to a bench just to sit and cuddle. Then, he tells me that he loves me. I tell him I love him too. He kisses me and I think that’s all that is to this. And then he reaches into his shirt pocket and I start squealing. He slides off the bench and gets on one knee and starts saying all kinds of cute, romantic things (none of which I remember!). Before I know it, he’s putting a ring on my finger and we are kissing and hugging. After a bit, he asks if he can get up now. I hadn’t realized he was still on one knee lol I just kept asking “Really? You really want to marry me?” It has become our joke and I will look at him at random moments and say “Really?”
This all took place yesterday at 2am and I’m still on cloud 9. We had the bonus of having a lot of family on board and we’ve called just about everyone else to share the good news. We also have another week of holidays this week with a much smaller group and we are really hoping for a bit more time to let everything sink in.
I’m so happy. After almost four years, I can finally say I’m engaged to the love of my life 🙂