- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
So yesterday morning, I was quite excited because (I thought) we were meeting up with my bff in Central Park after she finished some paperwork for her new job in the city.
Well, she and Mr. Fishy got me GOOD!
It was SO nice out, so I got all dressed up- springy dress, boots, hair & make-up, all pretty-fied. He was watching March Madness on the couch, wearing t-shirt and windpants, a little bit of scruffy/stubble face.
Me: Babe, are you shaving/getting dressed? (wanting to know how much time I had to get ready)
Him: I am dressed. (wanting to throw me off the scent)
As we’re walking through the park, and the day was just perfect yesterday, I had a fleeting thought of “Oh, he should have brought the ring and proposed today, what a gorgeous day.” Almost said it out loud, but I didn’t. I’ve read all the posts of Bees who “ruined” their proposals, and just in case, I kept the thought in my head. THANK GOD!
As we approached Bethesda Fountain, where we were to be meeting BFF, he grabbed my hand, saying he wanted to check something out, and let me up the stairs behind the bandshell/Summerstage to this cute little area with a view over the park, under a bare arbor. My heart started racing, and I just had this thought that it was happening. Then he made some business of “calling her” with his phone, and I said that I’d already texted her, c’mon let’s go meet her. Then he grabbed my hands again and said, “I’m sorry, we lied to you. [Bestie] is not here.”
My response: “Haha, you’re lying, where’s [Bestie]?” Blood roaring in my ears. Almost can’t breathe.
“No, baby, she’s really not here. I brought you here because I wanted to tell you how very much I love you, and how I can’t WAIT to spend the rest of my life with you.” (Cue me near collapsing against his chest, trying to force my body to BREATHE and listen to the words so that I could remember them, hugging each other super tight while he kept repeating how much he loves me, etc.)
Then he was down on one knee, and I was nodding, and yessing, and crying, and there was hugging and kissing, and it was all kind of a big blur. I remember him saying he wanted to actually take me up on the little stage since it’s so important to us (we’re both actors), and how we met (he saw me in a play), but couldn’t figure out how to actually get on the stage itself. Mostly just a big blur, did anyone else experience that?? I can remember thinking “Wait, wait, slow down, I want to remember this whole thing, and it’s happening way too quickly!!!”
So it’s been just about 24 hours, and I still don’t think it’s really kicked in yet. We are actually going home to visit family next weekend, so we decided to wait on announcing it so we can tell people in person, so we (I) have to keep this a secret for over a week!!! I obviously called my BFF who was in on it right away, and my other BFF who lives in LA, because I know I won’t get to tell her in person, and other than that and the lovely staff at the restaurant where we went right after, NOBODY KNOWS YET!!! I am so happy, and so pumped to tell pretty much everyone we know when we go home next weekend. As if I weren’t excited enough for our trip!
Also, here’s a lovely artsy shot of the ring on the rock wall where it happened:
Thanks for letting me share my excitement here, so I can keep the secret for the next week! GAH!!!!