- 7 years ago
So….for those who remember my saga with Shutterbug: Y’all were right, the moment I left, he stopped jerking around the chain. Last week, he met me at a party where I was. He said that he was wrong, wrong, wrong and that I was the only woman for him, begged for my forgiveness…. that as soon as we had stable jobs and finished school (fifteen months from now!) we’d marry. I said, well….I’ll propose to you sooner or later. He said, good. I want to see what you’ll come up with….just plan it well.
So….I had a plan.
My boss told me to take the day off today. Shutterbug and I went to see Bridesmaids, we’re big on watching movies together, but hadn’t gone to a theater to see a first run movie since our first official date almost a year and a half ago…..we were laughing so hard…..then we went to Sonic, a favorite drive-thru for us…..then to the fabric store which we crafty people love…..then to a new restaurant that we both had wanted to try…..then to our favorite coffee place for Chai Lattes…..it was a day of favorites.
Finally, we headed to Tahoe, and drove to one of our favorite places on the lake. He talked about how compatible we both were and on and on. I waited for him to stop talking and asked him to close his eyes and hold out his hand. He did, and I put the little ring with a blue stone in it that my daughter had picked out as “the prettiest” at a shop into his hand and closed his fingers over it. Then I told him to open them and the look on his face was worth all of the planning. Then, I pulled out a photo of my daughter that he loves and said “Lil’WolfPackForever, has something to say to you.” He turned the photo over, which said.
“Will you marry my Mommy? Love, Lil’WolfPackForever”
He was about to cry and said: “Yes. Yes. Yes.”
We drove off to celebrate at another favorite place: In-N-Out
A very, very nice day. I called my Mom right away and she congratulated us over the speakerphone. We will let the dust settle for awhile before telling his family…..they have a tendency to go wild with joy when good news hits in the family and we just want to savor our new stage in life for a few months.