- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
Wow, what an amazing week it’s been . . . a few days after I asked to be added to the “waiting list,” and not long after our return from a holiday visit to his home country where I met his 94-year-old mother and scores of relatives, he actually popped the question.
We were in bed one morning holding each other close when he said “Will you marry me?” – so softly that I thought I had misheard, and replied, “What did you just say?” LOL
Thriled, honored and so very excited, I just couldn’t stop smiling. Later that morning, as we were sitting over coffee, I asked him, “So, love, what are your further thoughts?” and said a few words, thinking we’d have a conversation about possible next steps (when, where, how, etc.) and share some ideas . . . and he told me he couldn’t think any further thoughts; he was still dealing with all the thoughts leading up to this! And changed the subject . . .
But that didn’t dampen my spirits; still so excited! The next day we got together with some of his children and grandchildren and I was bursting to share our news, but as it’s his family I wanted to defer to him about timing, so I whispered, “can we share the news with them? and he shook his head firmly, no.
Well, OK, but it’s been a week now and there has been no mention whatsoever of that fact that we are now “engaged.” There was no ring (which I didn’t expect), no sharing of the news, no discussion about our future – it’s SO weird, I don’t even know what to think. He were hugging at one point and I told him I loved him, my husband-to-be, and he didn’t even reply . . .
I’m beginning to think I dreamed the whole thing. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?