- 5 years ago
Well, it happened. I am engaged. I think I might still be in shock?!
Yesterday morning SO shares with me that he broke a dollar amount goal of his that week – he got confirmation of that via email. He started his own concrete company this year, so he’s been working his tush off. I was SO proud of him! So he said, hey, let’s celebrate! I happily agreed.
We went to the city to go shopping – he insisted on buying me a dress I had fallen in love with a while ago, and shoes to match. I was completely astounded and over the moon that he wanted to celebrate his business success by spoiling ME!… I really am oblivious 😉
He then suggested that we make reservations at our favourite restaurant in our town. I LOVE our town, and this restaurant takes the cake. So we got all dressed up and headed to the local pub before our reservation. He ordered a scotch – now I know it was to calm his nerves!! When we got to the restaurant, he ordered a bottle of champagne. We had an AMAZING dinner, talking, laughing, it was perfect. I noticed he didn’t eat much of his dinner, though. He got up to go to the bathroom – in reality, he was practicing opening the ring box!
When he sat back down, I looked at him and said “This day was perfect, thank you.” He smiled and said “I want to spend many many more perfect days with you”, and reached into his suit jacket.
I lost it. Total shock, and big fat ugly tears. He then dropped to one knee, said my full name, and asked me to marry him. He flipped open the ring box the wrong way (despite all the practice!)… I said yes, took the ring, and just kind of… froze. He gently took my hand and said, “Baby, you have to put it on now.” Our lovely server came back with the cork from the champagne bottle and we all cried happy tears.
He explained to me after that he had secretly spoken to both my Dad and my Mum and Stepdad earlier in the week. He wanted to do it at the restaurant because it was our place, the place we go to just revel in each other. We were sitting in a corner and he waited until the place kind of emptied out, so it felt perfectly intimate. I’m over the moon and am still getting used to this bling on my finger! <3 (For anyone curious… based on the inscription on the band, it’s a 1.01 ct. I asked him the rest of the specs and he says it’s H colour and VS1 clarity! My finger is size 6.25.)