- 6 years ago
We went on a little island vacation over the Christmas break when my boyfriend was here. We figured we could use a little break, just get away from everything and everyone we knew (except each other) and just hung out wth each other. It wasn’t far from where I was, so we drove there.
We got a little cosy villa which was right on the beach so we would sit outside lounging in the sun, or just enjoying the beautiful view that was in front of us. We had a lot of fun just walking around holding hands and just enjoy each other’s company.
When Kevin asked me to come walk out to the ocean with him during low tide late that afternoon, I refused and chose not to go. We had had a little tiff over my excessive picture taking habit so we were kind of pooey with each other. I went for a walk by the beach all by my lonesome hoping he would come after me, but he never did. Cet. Since that ploy to get him to be nice to me first was not succesful so I went back to the villa.
He was sitting outside reading a Tom Robbins’ book. I wanted to join him but it was hot outside so I seek refuge inside where the AC was on full blast. Global warming can take a backseat; I was hot and tired and was not interested in saving the Earth that day.
After a little while, he came in, and asked if I wanted to go walk out to the ocean with him. It was low tide, the perfect time to go walking out to the corals. The manager had told us we should do it in the late afternoons because we could walk out pretty far and see the beautiful little fishies swimming amongst the corals in the crystal clear water.
I was still kind of pooey about our little tiff so I told him no. He asked if I would rather watch music videos on MTV rather than going out with him. I was tempted to say yes, just to annoy him further. But then, he looked so sad that I decided to forget about the whole tiff and just accept his peace offerings.
So I got changed and brought my goggles with me. I can’t swim to save my own life but I sure have the gear to go out in style!
We didn’t bring the camera because I have a history of dropping electronics in water so Kevin wasn’t very keen on the idea of fishing for a camera that afternoon.
There weren’t many people on the beach. We saw some people snorkelling not that much far away from us. I was a bit scared that he might be wrong and that the water would be too deep that I would drown but he was not. We walked out, holding hands, always taking care not to step on any sea urchins. Together, we figured out a way to get to a big rock that was quite a fair way out. It was fun, navigating through the maze of corals and sea urchins but scary at the same time! It felt like we were in the popular “Minesweeper” game, because if we did not look carefully, we could have stepped on one! They were black and had sharp spikes/thorns around them, and looked kind of similar with the corals that Kevin almost stepped onto one.
So we walked out slowly. I was beginning to enjoy our little walk. We saw some fishies swimming amongst the corals. There was one that looked like Dory and some yellow black stripey ones too. We saw many kinds that we had no idea were called what, and I was regretting not bringing my camera with us!
Kevin was using the goggles to see underwater and I was feeling a little bit adventurous so I moved forward a little bit, leaving him behind. We were pretty close to the big rock so I got really excited and wanted to get there faster.
Suddenly he shouted and called out to me, asking me to come to him as quickly as I could. That request was kind of difficult to do because there were sea urchins all around us and I couldn’t really run to him without stepping on one!
I turned around and walked back to him as quickly as I could, all the while asking what was wrong. He had his back to me so I couldn’t see what he was doing. We had seen some beautiful fish swimming about so I thought he must had seen a Nemo or something rare to be so excited about.
Suddenly he turned around and had his hand out.
“Baby, look what I found!” he said with much excitement.
I looked. There was a white coral in his hand. It looked normal and to be honest, there was nothing really amazing about it and I was beginning to think he was just playing around. He does have the tendency to tipu me just for laughs. I must have looked puzzled because he suddenly picked up the coral and threw it away.
Then I saw what he had meant for me to see in the first place.
A black ring box was sitting right under the coral.
I looked up at him, my eyes big with surprise.
“Baby, will you marry me?” he asked.
I couldn’t say anything. Instead I just hugged him and started tearing up a little bit. He started laughing because he thought it was cute that I would cry at such a thing but how could I not?! It was so sweet what he did and I never thought he would. He had told me once that he might or might not propose in such a way because he is not really big on big, romantic gestures but I do know he has a romantic streak in him hidden between all those manly bits.
The funny thing was I said yes even before I saw the ring. When he opened the box so he could put it on my finger, I started crying again. It was beautiful. Exactly what I had wanted but even better; blue sapphire surrounded by tiny diamonds with gorgeous mounting and in white gold.
I had shown him pictures of the kind of ring I would like and so I was very happy that he had taken note and got a really nice one for me. It shows that he cares about me enough to actually pay attention to the stuff I prattle about 🙂
A friend of mine asked if he had gotten on his knees when he proposed and seemed a little disappointed when I said he didn’t. But then again, considering the fact that by doing so he might step onto a sea urchin and end up seriously hurt, I was pretty glad he didn’t get on his knees to propose!
When he went ring shopping, he showed me some samples but didn’t tell me which one he chose at The Ring. He had teased me about giving up control, so when I told him I trusted him to choose one for me, he jumped at the opportunity and bought one. But then again, each time I asked to see it, he refused!!!
When he arrived, I thought about going through his bag to see if I could find the ring but decided against it because I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. I had no idea when or where he was going to propose, but I knew he planned to do it during the Christmas break.
Since he did it on Christmas Eve, I would have to say that that was the best Christmas present I could ever ask for. I am really glad I put my faith in him, that I trusted him enough to choose a pretty one for me and I think he did a really good job with this one. My girlfriends who had seen the ring think it’s really pretty too so he’s been pretty smug about it.
A couple days after that, he came to talk to my parents and we all sat down and discussed about the wedding. So it has been decided that the reception will be on the 7th of July this year.
Super excited to finally be married to this amazing person!