Did you know it was coming?
I had absoutely no idea, none at all.
We had been together for 6.5 years. It was our first vacation in two years, I had lost my job the day before we went on vacation…my employer told me she hoped I would have a great time….bitch. (I was sobbing as I packed for our trip the night before, while Fiance told me that everything would be okay and I’d find another job.).
First Hint I didn’t pickup on:The week before I had picked up some jewelry and clothes on super sale for the trip….he is picky about jewelry. I had bought some costume-e big rings and such….he told me to return them all because I wouldn’t really have a chance to wear them again after vacation (which is true, sneaky sneaky guy).
Were you kind of expecting it all day?
Second Hint I didn’t pickup on: The second day we were walking around and helping our friend pick out some jewelry for his girlfriend that was joining us later that afternoon. He kept asking me did I like this…or that. We weren’t looking at diamonds or gemstones so it wasn’t super expensive…I kept picking jewelry that was a bit more bling-e then I’d usually pick; it susprised him.
Were you still surprised or did you just act surprised?
I was completely shocked…when he asked he started out by saying my full name…he’s never said that before. It was bizarre, lol.
How did you keep yourself under control (and not smile like an idiot/giggle/have a heart attack everytime he bent over to tie his shoe- all day)?
I guess he had the ring with him everywhere. He didn’t trust keeping it in the hotel room and every time I got close to any of his pockets he said his heart was racing.
OR, Did you ever really believe it was going to happen….and it didn’t?
After being together for so long, there were definately times when I thought it might happen. I had two requests. I wanted it to be a total surprise and I wanted it to happen before 7 years (we can have a long engagement, I just think after 7 years it’s nice to have a ring).
How did you cope?
He proposed in a small boat. We were both sitting down and I couldn’t stand up or shake about. He got the whole thing on video…TWICE. Our friends were in the boat facing us and pretending they were taking random pictures…they were recording the whole time.
I cried and was in shock for a bit. We had somewhere to be soon after so I didn’t get to bask a whole lot. Through-out the night I kept touching the ring and was kind of in a haze; sometimes I still can’t believe it happened. I can’t believe I didn’t catch on, everyone in his family knew but me!!!!!!!