I had a big night yesterday. My boyfriend asked me to marry him! We are engaged!! (Not that I’m excited or anything. Or grinning like an idiot. Or staring at my ring.)
I got off work yesterday and went to spend the evening with my boyfriend (now fiancé!) as usual. I was tired from work, and I really just wanted to sit down and do nothing for a while. So when he started pestering me about some drawing thing that he was excited about I was unamused. And slightly grumpy. After a few minutes I realized he wasn’t going to stop, so I told him, fine, show me the YouTube tutorial. Then he started going on about how I hadn’t even looked at the cartoon faces he had drawn (which I had). So I plopped myself down next to the sticky notes where he had done his drawings and told him all the artistic things I had noticed about his drawings. To which he replied, “You’re not looking!”
I looked again, and lo and behold, there was a sticky note I had not yet noticed with a note written on it: “I’m no “Dr. Who” but I do love you.” Aww how sweet of him. *hugging* At which point he told me that it was a clue.
Inside my Doctor Who Blu-Ray disks I found a second clue: “One can always wonder what the “keys” to happiness are, but I will always do my best to make happiness with you.” This one stumped me for a while. I was looking for a set of keys – like to unlock doors. But he was talking about a different kind of keys.
Finally I figured it out! He was talking about a computer keyboard! “Surely “Love Languages” are important in all relationships and I want to do my best to speak your language and learn more about loving you the longer we are together.” Can you get any sweeter than this? You can see why I said yes.
Last Christmas my brother gave us a book entitled The Five Love Languages, which explains how we all are wired differently in how we express and receive love. Inside I found: “A lot of times I will probably be a “tool” and I hope that is ok with you.” I appreciate his realism. As long as he knows it goes both ways.
The next clue was hidden on top of his toolbox. “Throughout life’s journey the “trails” will get tough. Together we can make it work.” More realism. As much as I love romance (what girl doesn’t), it doesn’t hold a marriage together. Commitment does. And hard work. And being realistic about expectations.
My fiance likes to be active and out of doors. He keeps mentioning how he wants to go hiking. So I checked his hiking gear and found: “I guess if I must (jk) I can live with a “Knitting Pearl”.”I wrote about this book here.
The last clue read: ” Maybe someday too, I can join you and we can spin our own tale. And when we’re old dust off our old “yarn” from the closet of time for retelling.” Did I tell you this man can be very eloquent? This was the piece de resistance. In the back of the closet he had hidden 2 balls of huge arm-knitting yarn with a ring tied on.
“Will you marry me?”
I said yes.