As I sit here typing seeing this ring is on my finger, it's all becoming so real.
Tim and I have been talking about marriage for a few months now. We randomly went looking at rings on Aug 13th. I remember the date because it was the first day of our 24 Day Challenge diet. We went for a walk because we didn't want to be tempted to eat something and ended up at Zales.
I didn't have really any idea what I wanted to wear on my finger for the rest of my life. I just knew I didn't want it to be boring. :) We saw two rings I really liked. As I would get answers from the salesman, I noticed Tim on his phone texting. I thought, "What the heck? Why is he texting someone right now? How rude!" After the next question/answer, Tim started texting again. That is when I realized he was "taking notes" on his phone. I said, "Hun, he'll write down all the info you need if you don't want to text yourself information." He said, "You caught me!" How adorable is he?? I mean really!!! :)
After that day, we kept talking about stuff. And of course after seeing rings, I became super antsy. But I really didn't think he was going to propose til November or December. I was actually out to dinner with some girlfriends on Monday night. I told them that we had looked at rings and it would probably happen by the end of the year.
Our one year anniversary is September 19. Tim is in a show right now and he's had rehearsal on that day for weeks, so we decided we would celebrate at the Mets game on Friday. I had just planned to come home after work and watch the Big Brother Finale. :)
Yesterday morning, I received an email from Tim saying his rehearsal was cancelled and wanted to know if I wanted to meet him at our favorite restaurant, Cronin Phelan. It's right down the street from our apartment and we go there a lot. I didn't even think anything of it because we always seem to go there if we randomly decide to go to dinner.
I got there and got a text saying the trains were running late and he'd be there soon. Still didn't think anything of it. I got us a table on the back patio. There was hardly anyone back there. Very chill and the weather has been so nice that I couldn't resist sitting back there!
About 15 minutes later, he walked in, holding white roses and a card. The card was so sweet except he wrote a bunch of lovey dovey stuff on it but he didn't sign his name. I suppose I will always know who it's from. :)
We had dinner and a few beers. I asked for the check then he went to the bathroom. When he came back, he walked up to the table with determination.
"Can you please stand up for me?" He asked.
"Um what?" I said as I stood up slowly.
"I know we said we weren't going to give each other presents for our anniversary, but I want to give you this." He got down on his knee and said, "Will you marry me?"
"Yes, of course I will." I said as I stood there smiling and stunned. I really had no idea it was happening that night. If I did, I would not have been wearing my Rock of Ages t-shirt and my hair in a ponytail, that's for sure! HaHa!
He stood up and we kissed and hugged. That's when I started crying. I couldn't believe that he just asked me to be his wife. It's an amazing feeling. I can't really describe it. I am typing this with tears in my eyes right now. Just knowing we will be together forever makes every worry I've ever had disappear.
We eventually sat back down at our table. I was still crying. A random woman from another table came up to us and said, "Hey guys, Congratulations. I took a picture on m iphone when he went down on his knee. Give me your cell number and I'll send them to you."
I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT! I thanked her over and over. That's one thing I've always wanted: a picture of a man down on his knee proposing to me. Talk about good karma!! :)
Tim went on to tell me that he told everyone he was originally going to propose at the Mets game on Friday but when his rehearsal was cancelled, he thought, I have to do it tonight. He had the ring for about 5 days already. He had the ring IN OUR APARTMENT FOR FIVE DAYS!! WHAT? lol. He had emailed my entire family, his family, and all of our close friend that he was going to do it on Friday. Then when he decided he planned on propose that night, he emailed them again. So basically everyone knew! HAHA! But now he said, He can actually enjoy the Mets game tomorrow night.
After we paid the bill, we walked home and he called his parents. I was crying happy tears the entire way home. At our place, we each called all of our family and close friends to tell them. THEN put it on Facebook. What a crazy night. I am still trying to go through all the posts to say thank you. It's such an amazing feeling.
Thanks to everyone for all the support. We really appreciate it! For now, we are going to have fun being engaged and figure out details later.
Soon-to-Be Mrs. Cox