- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I got home from work last night, and as I was putting my stuff down, my SO walked out of our bedroom holding one of my cats in his arms, smiling maniacally. I was like, “What are you doing, weirdo?” Then I noticed that my cat had a pink ribbon tied around her neck. I was super confused, and I remember thinking, “Why did he tie a ribbon around Delilah’s neck?” I’ll admit to being one of those crazy cat ladies who LOVES dressing up animals (seriously, I think it’s the cutest thing ever – judge me if you must), but my SO has never approved of that kind of behavior (which makes me love it all the more). As SO was walking towards me, he said, “Delilah has a question to ask you”, and I was still really confused. Meanwhile my other cat started to meow angrily because I normally feed her dinner as soon as I get home from work. As my SO walked towards me, I noticed something sparkly on the ribbon tied around Delilah’s neck. I swear to God, for a split second I thought he was fake proposing just to piss me off. Then I realized that the sparkly thing on the ribbon was MY engagement ring, and I said, “Oh my God, are you serious?!”. SO said, “Delilah wants to know if you’ll marry me?” I was still totally stunned, so I just kept saying, “Really? Seriously? You’re not joking?”. Then he handed me a Taco Bell hot sauce packet that said, “Will you marry me?” on it, and I knew he was serious. He’s joked about using a hot sauce packet to propose to me in the past. In fact, he saved the same hot sauce packet for months for exactly this purpose. I started crying and I remember thinking about how so many girls forget to say yes when their SO proposes because they’re so shocked, so I’m pretty sure I said yes over and over, even though SO was not really waiting for an answer. He put Delilah in my arms and I made him take a picture before I took the ring off of the ribbon. (The picture turned out AWFUL because the cat is looking away, I was crying, my face was shiny, and I just generally look deranged, so it’s not getting posted.) Anyway, in the background my poor little Kiwi cat was on the ground mewing pathetically like she hadn’t eaten in days. As soon as I put the ring on I fed my rude cat who clearly has no regard for life-changing events.
I knew that the proposal was coming (we designed the ring together), but somehow SO still managed to surprise me and it was perfect. I was so worried that he was going to do something ridiculous. In the past he’s threatened to propose via a hired clown (not a fan of clowns – and really, who is?), at a Jack in the Box, at a crime scene (WTF?! Where does one even find a crime scene?), at a monster truck rally, etc. It got so bad that I actually had to make him a list of non-approved proposal scenarios. I knew he was joking, but part of me was still afraid that he’d try to do something ridiculous just because he could. I was so relieved and touched that he proposed to me in absolutely the best way possible. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. And even though I knew the proposal was coming, knew what the ring looked like, and we had already started planning the wedding (we’ve already booked the venue), it still FEELS different. Now that the ring is on my finger, my facebook relationship status has been updated, and friends and family members have been calling to congratulate us, it really feels official now and it’s awesome.
Thanks to all the waiting bees who have shared their stories of waiting frustration and listened to mine! I could not have gotten through October with my sanity if it hadn’t been for y’all!!
And now the ring porn: