- 10 years ago
Me! It’s me! It’s the giant and me!
😀 <– That’s how my face has been the last two days! My cheeks are sore in the most perfectly splendid way.
Here’s how it all went down:
Wednesday night he was doing laundry at his house (about 15 miles from mine) and told me he’d be in bed in about 5 minutes for our nightly phone cuddles. I get ready for bed – change into my comfy but ugly pj’s that I don’t wear when he’s around, wash my make up off, put up my hair, etc. – and wait for him to call. Soon after, I hear little taps on my window. The giant was outside my apartment throwing pebbles at my bedroom window. I peek through the blinds and he’s wearing his nicest sport coat, a tie, and looks dang good. I poked my finger out and beckoned him in. No way was I opening the blinds so he could see me all scrubalicious! With him was a special bottle of wine that we got earlier this year on a vacation with about 20 of our friends. He told me that I could choose what we did: Stay in and have a glass of wine or go on an adventure. I chose the adventure, of course!
So, I put on some clothes for staying warm and rain clogs and away we went. He took me on a tour of places that had been memorable for us in our relationship. We walked around Seattle Center and stood where the carousel used to be – The place of our first kiss. Next he took me to the place where we had our first steamy make out. He told me that he drove home that night “high on life.” Aww. Then we went to a brewery where a real connection started between us a year and a half ago. We grabbed a pint and read through The Stranger’s “I Saw U” section, which is what we did the first time we went there. The whole night was very intimate, with us sharing favorite memories that we’d made together in the city. Lastly, he took me to Gas Works Park where we have a few sweet memories. At 1:30am when we rolled up to the place, it was almost completely deserted – a rarity because the park has such a beautiful view of the skyline. We walked to the top of the great mound and looked at the city lights. We recalled our first visit there and did some smooching. I think a lot of that smooching was a stalling tactic, haha. I had a strong feeling I knew what he was going to do but I could tell he was EXTREMELY nervous. At one point he started to go onto his knee but at the last minute leaned on me and said he was tired, haha. I suggested we should talk a short walk. This is when I, true to my nature, confessed that I had to use the cowgirl’s room and pretty much jogged through the park to the restrooms which, to my most literal relief, were still open! After we took care of our business, we walked back to the top of the hill. He was still so nervous!
After a few deep breaths and a few hugs, he got on one knee and opened the ring box. “Will you…” was all he got out because my arms wrapped around his neck and I pulled him close to me. I was so happy it was actually happening! After a few moments, I looked at him again and said, “Well?” He told me he couldn’t get out the question because I started hugging him, so he asked “Will you marry me?” I hugged him again and said yes. Then we hugged and kissed and hugged more. After a bit of this I said, “Are you going to put it on me?” He laughed and said he forgot that part. Our ring slid on like a dream and looks like heaven on my hand.
The best part was how much planning and forethought he put into the wind up and how nervous he was at the swing. The giant, a man that commonly expresses himself with 4 and 5 syllable words, had no words and was extremely nervous. There was no long speech about how he can’t imagine his life without me, that since he’s met me his life has been so much fuller and happier than it was before, how he wants to make me the happiest woman on the planet. As a girl, I always imagined that’s how it would go down. The reality was so much sweeter and simpler and perfect(er?) for us than anything I made up in my mind.
We’re in love! And we’re engaged!