Friday, June 18, 2010

The Proposal

It's all about the proposal today over at Kelly's SUYL. Since I'm all propped up in bed and starting to get bored, I thought this would be the perfect entertainment.

I have a bank of romantic and sweet stories about the husband that I could share with you. The proposal isn't one of them. LOL!!

At this point in our dating life the husband and I were living two hours apart. I know that isn't long distance compared to some, but for me it was. We both worked full time jobs during this week leaving only our weekends to be together. We would take turns driving to each other and sleeping on each other's couch.

I made two things very clear to the husband... I didn't want to help pick out the ring or even see it and I didn't want to know it was coming. I wanted to be completely surprised.

One particular weekend I got the strict instructions not to call and bother him. He was spending the weekend with the guys and would be busy. Fine by me. I had some good quality family time. In fact I was on my way to town with my Daddy to pick up dinner for the night, when Drew called. The conversation went something like this...

Him: What size ring did you say you wore?

ME: 4. Why?

Him: Just curious, gotta go.

Me: Wait... where are you?

Him: McCain Mall. Bye.

Of course I knew something was up. As if the question about my ring size wasn't a dead give away, he was at McCain. For those of you not familiar with central Arkansas, McCain was on the other side of the river in NLR. He doesn't shop on that side of the river.

I don't remember how long that was before the actual engagement.

Fast forward to my birthday weekend. It was Friday, the day before my birthday. I was supposed to work until 1:30 and then Andrew was coming down and taking me out to dinner. I was so excited. I just knew it was going to happen that night.

I was working at Sonic at the time and that was a day at work I will never forget. Our computer system broke down. We had no way of taking orders except by hand. It was a LONG day. 1:30 came and went. Before I realized it, it was 5:00 and I was still at work. I was beginning to stress. I mean I was supposed to be getting engaged that night. Thankfully Andrew was running a bit behind as well.

I finally got off work and ran home to shower and get that wonderful Sonic smell off me. I wore a blue jean skirt and a green t-shirt. I was going for cute without over doing it.

Again I just knew he would propose at the restaurant. The meal came. We ate. No proposal. Dessert came. No proposal. We arrived back at my house. No proposal.

I was a bit disappointed.

Saturday morning we were just hanging out. After he showered, Andrew told me he had to go get something out of his car. This was it. I knew it. All of a sudden I got very nervous.

I went and took the longest shower of my life. I was a nervous wreck. Once I was showered, dressed, and ready to go, I returned to my bedroom to find Andrew sitting on my bed.

He handed me a birthday card. I read it, but now I don't have any idea what it said. After I read the card, he handed me a little black box and simply said.."Here you go. Happy Birthday."

I opened it to find my ring. I don't remember if he even officially asked me to marry him, but I do remember him telling me he was only asking the one time so I shouldn't blow it.

Ha! Told you... not one of his most romantic moments.

I said yes and the rest is history.

It isn't the most romantic proposal, but it is our proposal and I wouldn't change it for anything.

I love my husband!!!!


  1. Too cute. You crack me up!!! Sometimes it is the least romantic things that are the best/sweetest!

    Hope your recovery is going well.

  2. i dont know a lot of people that would say their proposal was a total surprise - boys just cant keep secrets!!