Like I said, we went on to enjoy our dinner, and after we finished eating we got a glass of wine, and he came to sit by me. He said, “I’ve been thinking about what to say to you tonight.” I was thinking again, “this is nice… what a great anniversary…” He told me that he was a better man than he was three years ago, different than he was three years ago, and that he liked the man he is with me. I got butterflies and told him, “Geez, if you ever propose, don’t do it after we eat or you’ll ruin my dinner.” We all know that feeling you get when you get butterflies – it’s an amazing and nauseas feeling haha! Anywho… he replied, “well I’m going to have to ruin your dinner then..” He then reached for his coat pocket, and pulled out the box! I was just kept saying, “No no no! Are you joking?! Oh my gosh!! Yes!!” After we hugged and cried and laughed he said, “oh yeah, I guess I should actually ask – will you marry me?” Of course I said yes!!
We drove directly to my parents’ house, and on the way we called our friends and family. Almost all of his family knew, and my dad knew because he spoke to him last week about it. I think that was a great gesture and really old fashion and romantic, and I am so happy that my dad is over the moon about it. Everyone in my family loves Richard, and I got Mamaw’s approval of him before she passed which is really great (I will make sure she is remembered on our wedding day).
It’s hitting me more and more as the day does on, and I catch myself in happy tears thinking about it. I was just in a daze last night, but today it’s sinking in and wow! This feeling… just wow! I can’t describe it!! It’s just amazing! I’m happy too that we are getting nothing, but positivity and happiness in return from our friends and family, and that everyone is legitimately happy and excited for us. It really gives you great confidence in your relationship when people are rooting for you to succeed and are confident that you will. I love this. I hope the positivity continues as we take these next steps.
We have a lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving ^_^