- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
We had discussed that we wanted to get married, how we’d combine households, etc. so I thought maybe a Christmas proposal was coming. However, he made it clear in no uncertain terms that he would NOT be proposing at Christmas. I also knew from past discussions he was to shy to ever do it in a public place. So, when he said he wanted to take me and the kiddo out to a fancy dinner for NYE I never suspected anything was up.
When we left the restaurant we stopped to take some pictures on the patio. My daughter was snapping pics of us and he kept telling her “oh my eyes were shut take another one” I was getting frustrated but little did I know he was waiting until no one was walking by so kiddo could snap a pic of him proposing. I blew his plans when I grabbed the camera & said “I’ll take a pic of you guys.” I kept trying to snap a pic and he kept telling me to wait until folks walked by – even when they were far enough away that I had plenty of time to snap a pic before they made it up to where we were. I was fussing at him that it was cold, we had plenty of time to get the pic, let’s go, etc. He finally gave up on his well laid plans and as I’m standing there poised to snap a picture he turned to my daughter with something in his hand and said something to her that I couldn’t hear. She looked confused and I’m hollering “what are you guys doing up there?” when he turned and walked toward me with a box in his hand. I just started to cry and said “Is this it? Really” LOL! He says that he said all these sweet things and asked me to be his wife, but I don’t remember any of it. I was to shocked.
That pic I snapped of him with my daughter? He was asking her to be his daughter and giving her a ring of her own. He’d planned to ask me first, but I messed with his plans so he had to wing it on the fly! LOL! I love the picture – she looks so confused! She said all she could think was “aren’t you supposed to be asking Mama that?” Once she figured out what was going on she started to cry and threw her arms around him and said “you’re gonna be my dad!”
So, he totally got me. When he said it wasn’t happening at Christmas I never even thought about NYE. And then he did it in a public place when I knew for sure he would never do that. And he was so calm and collected all through dinner – no nerves at all. Turns out my whole family, and his, knew what he was planning – he’d shown them all the ring on Christmas day! LOL!
bad cell phone pic of my ring
Confused girl is very confused!