Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples of the world!
Christmas is one of the most popular days of the year to propose (along with Valentine’s Day, New Years and your birthday) and I thought it would be nice to share with you how Mr. Wonderful proposed to me way back in 2001.
On a regular Saturday morning, he told me we had plans for the day. Since I am the planner in the relationship, I was thrilled that he planned something for me, but still, I had no inkling about what was coming.
We lived in San Francisco near Golden Gate Park at the time. He didn’t tell me where we were going, but when we drove around Stow Lake (the biggest lake in GGP) I wondered why he was dressed so nicely for a day in the park. We got out and he led me to the boat rental area. We were students on a shoestring budget back then, and I remember thinking this was something we could do without…and I made the mistake of saying so! He looked so disappointed so I quickly changed my mind.
We got into a little rowboat and he paddled us around the lake. It was early September, the best time of year in San Francisco, and the sky was bright, the air was crisp without being cold, and he seemed sooooo nervous and out of his element. He rowed us to the little island in the middle of the lake, and rested the boat up against it. It was then when he pulled out the ring and asked me to be his wife. I was floored! Of course I said yes as soon as I could catch my breath. On our way back to the shore, we passed a couple on their wedding day getting their portraits taken…a good omen, I thought!
That’s my proposal story, what’s yours?
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