Hello, friends! Have you missed me?? Well, it’s been a very busy and very exciting week! My last post was on my birthday – do you remember? Well…what a birthday it turned out to be!! J and I met his family out for dinner that night and at the end of the meal they had a BIG surprise for me! I told them no singing, because I hate, hate, hate being the center of attention like that. But I could hear all the whispers and the disappearing family members, and sure enough, they came back to the table with all of the waitstaff. Let’s just say I was less than pleased. And when they pulled the saddle in with them…hell no. I was determined to hold my ground in my little corner of the booth, holding on for dear life to J’s arm. They begged and pleaded, told me to just do it for them, and eventually I gave in. Not gracefully or happily, but I plopped my 34-year-old butt on that damn saddle while they embarrassed me to death.
And when that was over, did they let me get off the saddle? Nope. I pretty much behaved like a 5 year old from the time that saddle entered the room until then. I saw the waitstaff reaching for a cake and I was like, crap. Now they’re all going to sing happy birthday (the family). They handed the cake (later I found out it was actually brownie, not cake) to J, he took the lid off, placed it in front of me and said, “Happy birthday baby.” I look down at the cake…you guys. It said, “MARRY ME?”
OMG!!! He got down on his knee (I’m still on the saddle, btw) and put the ring on my finger and asked me himself, “What’d ya say? Marry me?” I was in such shock, I couldn’t even SAY yes, I just shook my head. I had no idea that this was coming, but what an amazing surprise!! There were about 15 of his family members there, and of course they all knew and were in on it in one way or another. I felt kinda like an ass for acting like I did about getting up there, but hey…I didn’t know!! And, it made it a little more fun for them, I’m sure. It’s definitely a night, and a birthday, that I’ll never forget.
And the ring…is so perfect for me. He pointed out that the way the bands intertwine represents unity. My God, I love this man. He had another plan originally, that was cancelled due to weather, and rescheduled for the following weekend (this past Sunday), and as if the birthday proposal wasn’t amazing enough…it was a hot air balloon ride!! I don’t know how I got so damn lucky, but what a guy I have. He knows me so well and he tried so hard to make this special. Good job baby – you succeeded, and then some!!
He’s more. He’s so much more than I ever knew I needed or wanted, and I thank God for blessing me with his love, his friendship, and his companionship. He is my best friend, my partner, and my whole world. For the last year and a half, I’ve been honored to be his girlfriend, but on that day…on my birthday… I was blessed beyond measure when he asked me to be his WIFE!