|Road to Marritation: ENGAGE!
||[Oct. 6th, 2008|05:41 pm]
ghost of stellar.
So for those of you that haven't heard, I had a very eventful week.
Tuesday, I ran down to the 'berg and had some serious talks with my parents, and Susan's parents...the results were 75% favorable. Hopefully that will change before too long. (The 50% that really mattered worked out fine)
Saturday, I met up with my cousin Lauren in Lexington for a covert mission. While Susan was at work, we went browsing for a certain piece of jewelry. I didn't plan on buying just yet, but the good folks at Jared made the price right for ol' DP. Was I nervous? Not really.
So I started making plans. Wasn't sure when I was going to get my chance, but I had a general idea of where. I had thought about writing a poem, but thought better of that. I was going for the spontaneity factor. So what's more spontaneous than deciding to propose to your girlfriend on the day of??
Yep, everything just fell into place. I took her out to the Arboretum, where we had our first date, coincidentally one year to the day before.
I convinced her to go back to a certain part of the park with a small roofed area. Underneath of that roof, I reminded Susan that this was the the place where we first walked together, and first held hands. I asked her if she wanted to always walk with me and hold my hand. She was a little confused. I dropped to one knee, and then both knees, and popped the question. I was pretty choked up. I just happened all at once.
She said yes, got on both of her knees, and hugged me. I was really glad she said yes. I would've looked pretty bad otherwise!
We went over to a bench and prayed together, and talked about how crazy surreal this was. She admitted she was 70% surprised. That was good enough for me. We passed an elderly couple with their dog sitting on a bench on our way out. I whispered that that would be us some day. She laughed and said, "yes, but minus the dog!" We decided to go eat dinner at Puccini's, where we had had our first dinner together.
It just doesn't get more magical that that, right?
A lot of people didn't think I would ever make this kind of commitment. For a long time, I was one of them. I want everyone to know that I am not going into this lightly. I have spent a lot of time in prayer, and I truly believe that God's plan is for Susan and I to spend our lives together. She is an amazing person and I'm proud to call her mine.