- 9 years ago
After years on the waiting list I’m finally engaged!!! Here’s how it happened. I was invited to present at a scientific research conference in Paris. Like me, my fiancé had never been to Paris so he decided to take time off work to come with me. We decided to spend an extra week in Paris after the conference to take in all the sights.
One day, after a fun afternoon of sightseeing, we went back to the room to get ready for dinner and found that a dozen beautiful red roses had been delivered to the room (my finance had actually asked for them to be delivered in the evening but there was a miscommunication with the hotel!). I wondered if there was something special planned for that night, but my finance just said that he had got me them since I always complain that he never buys me flowers for no reason. I believed his story (but still had my hopes up for something special!) and got dressed for dinner. My fiancé suggested we take a walk before dinner – he had mapped out a romantic route along the Seine and the city was beautifully lit up at night. We reached the Pont Alexandre III, a beautiful bridge overlooking the Seine with a lovely view of the Eiffel tower in the background. That’s when he told me all about how he had known from the moment he met me that he loved me and would some day make me his wife. I was so swept away by his speech, that there were tears streaming down my face. Then he went down on one knee and popped the question!!! And of course I said yes!