I got the day started by folding a load of laundry, getting you ready for school and getting myself ready, all in under an hour. I was pretty impressed with myself. I could feel my mood starting to lift.
While I was driving on my way to work, I was flipping through the channels on the radio (because let's face it, who wants to listen to commercials very often), when I stopped. Our song came on the radio, your daddy's and my song. It was the song your Daddy used to propose. I had caught it from the very beginning and proceeded to sing with it. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz (you can listen to it here). It was a song played a lot in 2008 and 2009, some even say it was overplayed. But to me and your Daddy, it means the world. Here is the story of how he proposed to me (please keep in mind, I was not a very good writer/story teller back then): (smile)
Picture courtesy of Kelly Dobson Photography
Typed on March 23, 2009 (proposed on March 22, 2009):
Okay, so my boss is really cool and understands that I am in no way getting any work done today. It seems that I just can’t stop grinning and he told me that he is so very happy that we have some good news to share!
I also seem to be having some problems typing because I keep typing in the next word before I am even done with the word I had originally intended on writing! Backspace is my friend!
Here is the long wonderful novel:
Saturday we went and looked at mattresses because I have been having back problems recently and we are attributing one factor of that to be the mattress. So yesterday after J’s class at church, I had thought we could go to Art Van and purchase the mattress and on the way hit up Bed, Bath and Beyond for holdbacks for my curtains that I put up in my bedroom on Saturday. He said how about we hit up the Bed, Bath and Beyond near his apartment instead and then we could see if we wanted to go to Art Van. I was a little annoyed. He had been spending a lot of time doing other things (great things now that I know about them) and not spending as much time with me.
So we went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought the holdbacks and just mossied around the store looking at things we liked or did not like. He even bought me a chocolate bunny (Harry Potter says chocolate always make you feel better). Once we were in the car he apologized that he had been so busy lately and said he had a surprise for me. He was going to make me dinner! So cool!
We went back to his place and he led me to the dining room table where he had a bouquet of bright orange (I love orange!) gerbera daisies on the table. He then showed me that he had purchased a bottle of wine, Reunite’s Lambrosco, and he wanted me to relax and get comfy. So he made dinner, yummy lasagna, while I watched and talked with him. We then sat on the sofa and watched some of a movie while it was cooking. (Looking back, the movie was The Holiday, not a very good movie but we love it and bought it because it reminds us of this day.)
As it came time for dinner, he poured us both another glass of wine and we ate his fabulous meal. He then said he had one more surprise for me. Bursts were going off all over me because I thought it would be so cool for him to ask me now! So I totally played it up and said, “Really!? I thought the flowers were the surprise.” LOL! He said, “No. I have one more surprise for you that is just a little bit bigger.”
He went into his bedroom and came out with his guitar. He then set up our chairs so that they were facing each other. He started singing and playing the Jason Mraz song, “I’m Yours.” I was tear stricken instantly! I knew it was coming. He then held back tears as he sang and played the song. As he got to the end of the song, he said “This is where the song stops on the radio, but I thought it needed one more line.” So, singing and playing as if the song is still going, he started singing about our time together, from the moment we met, all the ups and downs, and to where we are now. He then put the guitar down, still singing went over to the guitar case, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him! I am getting goose bumps and teary eyed just as I type this! I instantly gave him a kiss and said “Yes!” He is so awesome! I love him so much! The ring is beautiful and I am going to try and take some pictures of it tonight to post on my facebook page. I just can’t wait to spend an eternity with him!
So now that you have read my novel, what do you think? Romantic?!