- 5 years ago
Last night for a second I really thought was going to be THE night, even though I have not been expecting a 2012 proposal at all.
I got out of work really early (yay!) and went over to his place to wait for him. Shortly thereafter, he come home with flowers. I still have a week til my birthday, our anniversary isn’t for months– just random nice roses. I was so surprised and happy. All he said was happy Friday! I’ve got a great little date night planned for us. I still wasn’t thinking all that much at this point, but then he made some comment about having to hide all my Xmas presents. A few minutes later he came back and asked if I wanted to go for a walk before the sun set. So we bundled up and we were off! And where did he take me? To the river walk where he first asked me out. At this point I started to wonder a little bit. He kept complimenting me and telling me he loved me and kissing me. But it was just a walk. A wonderful sunset winter walk by the river and we talked about that first day he asked me out 5 years ago.
From then on I realized it probably wasn’t happening, but it didn’t disappoint me. I just enjoyed the little things. Cooking dinner, going to a movie, wine. It was a normal extraordinary date night. And I realized, I think it was a great wake up call for me (and maybe other waiting bees too) to remember not to let the anticipation of that big moment cloud your ability to truly enjoy and appreciate the wonderful daily moments. The little things.
will I still wonder everytime he does something a little extra specia? Absolutely! But I’m going to make an effort to just enjoy the little things along the way. That’s what makes a relationship. My relationship is far more defined by our everyday moments together than by a naked finger.
Happy waiting, bees!