It was almost 4 weeks ago.
The church had its s anniversary celebration.
It was a fairly long morning, but it was a great service and the music during it was good. He sang a lot, he has a great voice.
There was also REALLY good fried chicken!!!!
Then we went to our college town.
We had lunch with his sister and her roommates.
It was very loud.
But it was fun, we had pizza and played a really long game.
It was very long.
They got distracted...
Like so much...
It took SO long!!
Which honestly was fine as it gave time for it to get dark.
Then it got dark out.
So in the fashion of our old time traditions...
I went on a walk the male-whom-I-am-fond-of
We walked to our corner.
The one we always met at.
And we went for a walk.
Walking bag and everything.
Just like we used to.
And get this.
It started raining.
It always rains on good walks.
And it was a good walk cause it has been a LONG time since a late night walk.
We walked to the park.
It was darker than I remember.
Memories swirled around us.
It was very sweet.
We went back to the wall he first told me he liked me.
We heard a noise, so we walked up to the gazebo.
We sat down.
The air was thick with this... expectation and nerves.
I knew he was going to propose right there.
My heart was racing and I sat down and turned towards him with expectation.
All of a sudden... we heard noises.
So he turned on his phone flashlight.
And leans towards me.... and whispers...
"There is a person."
And I sat back and in shock, "where?!"
And he pointed across from us.
"In here?!?!" I whispered
He whispered back an affirmative.
My heart dropped in my chest.
This was the spot.
I knew this was the place he would propose...
But I asked if we could just leave and assured me we could.
So we did.
I was sorely disappointed, and did everything I could not to let it ruin the rest of the magical walk.
We stopped at McDonald's for a bathroom break.
While in the bathroom I answered 2 of my closest friend's messages.
They wanted to know if he had proposed yet.
I told them about the person sleeping in the gazebo.
I told them that it was probably not going to happen.
I told them that I was going to stop trying to guess when it was going to happen, and it just doesn't seem likely!
We continued our walk with ice cream in hand.
We walked past the car.
Heading to end the walk right. At our spot at the corner.
He asked if I wanted water, I said yes.
So he started to dig around for it.
He asked if I wanted to share or wanted my own.
I said I wouldn't mind sharing.
He said, "Well. I want my own!"
And continued to dig.
He handed me a bottle of water.
I reminded him about his hearing aid.
He dug that out.
Then he looked llike he was going to shove everything back in.
He pulled out this little treasure box he made for me.
The one that was sitting in the cubby of my wardrobe.
I was shocked.
When had he gotten that?!
Then the male-whom-I-am-fond-of says, "I know I said this was just for Valentines day.. but I really wanted to make today special."
Opens the treasure box, and there is a ring box inside of it!!!!
I WAS HONESTLY SURPRISED GUYS!
He takes the ring box out of the treasure chest, gets down on one knee and asks, "Will you marry me?"
I of course said yes.
He said, "I figured... where we started our walks would be a good place to start our lives."
AND IS THAT NOT THE SWEETEST THING YOU HAVE EVER HEARD?!
Honestly, I was really nervous that I was going to say something like, "Coolio" or "Okeedokee" or "Sure thing" or "Ditto"
But I said yes. And we were both so relieved with my answer.
It was perfect.
GUYS WE ARE ENGAGED!!!!
I AM GOING TO MARRY THE MALE-WHOM-I-AM-FOND-OF!!!!!
He makes me so happy.
I have waited so long for this question. And God has had to remind me over and over and over to be patient.
And we are getting married in less that 60 days!
Less. Than. Sixty. Days.
But that is okay!
I cannot wait to marry my best friend.
So anyways. I told you I would tell you! And I did!