First off, congrats to you and your dearest! 🙂
I like to say my fiance proposed to me ‘twice.’ One random night, he pulled me over the side of my neighborhood as he was driving me home. It was late, the stars were out and shining, and the moonlight was dripping on us. I thought he was upset about something because he was pretty quiet the whole way home. Then he looked at me and told me how much he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, how he was in the process of planning how to ask my family’s permission for my hand in marriage, and basically that he was going to propose. It was so out of the blue, but we always knew we were going to marry each other. I was SOOO excited I started to cry and I was already saying yes inside! I really thought for a moment he was going to whip out a ring…but…
He let me pick out my ring and wedding band and then he asked me to marry him under the orange trees near a beautiful, historic mansion two months later. I knew he was going to propose to me on my birthday (well, Grandma spilled the beans! Oh, well) but I didn’t care. We were already engaged from the start.
I hope that makes you feel better. Just remember that nothing is perfect, hardly anything ever goes our way, but that is what makes life so exciting and beautiful. I will admit, I felt embarassed at first because I didn’t have a “I-was-SO-surprised-when-he-proposed” moment except when he first told me in the car. To me, the first time he told me of his “plans with me” (exactly how he said it, lol!) I felt that that was the moment we were engaged..pre-engaged…but that was the moment I felt the surprise!
You proposal story is amazing. It’s raw, unstaged, and simply full of love. Just give it some time and you’ll look back and think how sweet and perfect it was that you didn’t expect it. My fiance is an uber romantic, too. He trembled and cried in front of me when he officially asked me to marry him on one knee crushed in the dirt…so not what I expected (he is always very, very confident and so sure of himself, ha) and it was PERFECT. I wouldn’t change a thing. Continue to be proud of your proposal story and give it some time to sink in. I felt the same way at first and had no idea why i felt that way to begin with. I love your story!!
Congratulations, again 🙂
Best wishes, my friend.
If I had to guess why he proposed the way he did, it would be that he just couldn’t wait because the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with was before him and he didn’t want to wait another moment. it seems that simple to me. Men tend to “tremble” in the presence of the woman they love (usually on one or both knees, lol), and sometimes it makes them do things unexpectedly…like proposing beside the bed! 🙂 And in my case, in the car before he brought me back home one random night!