He proposed!!!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by slsh, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    I've been griping for almost 20 years now about a lack of a proposal. Yes, we did get married 20 years ago today but it came about because of husband's sailor friends. We'd been dating longest (6 months) and the guys wanted an excuse for a party. Voila - a wedding, Navy style.

    Every movie I've seen, every jeweler commercial, every print ad, I point out to my boys that *that* is how it's done. Bended knee, hidden ring, cherubs, hearts, butterflies. Expressions of undying love and how he cannot live without her, will she do him the great honor? So... maybe I've laid it on a little thick, but with each passing year I honestly thought the opportunity to actually say "yes" to my man might never come.

    He did it this morning, in front of all of our children. I can't even remember what he said because I was crying so hard (I'm *such* a sap). He sat me down in the recliner, got on bended knee, and brought out the most beautiful anniversary ring. It was an amazing morning - and I think it was even better because our kids were all there.

    He's such a good guy. Loves me, warts and all. Is my best friend and strongest ally. I felt a bit guilty because he apologized for taking 20 years to be able to do it "right".... but then I got a bit huffy (playfully) and asked him what on *earth* I'm going to give him grief about for the next 20 years. :rofl: He said he was sure I'd think of something. He knows me well. ;)

    It's good to feel loved and wanted and appreciated. Sure did erase all the stresses of the last few weeks/years. I think for the next 20, it's my turn to make sure *he* knows I think he's just the greatest guy.

    It was a good day!
  2. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Looks like you're going to have to take the "almost" out of your signature for a while!

    Cheers to the blushing bride!!


  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    How wonderful!!!!!


  4. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    What a wonderful anniversary gift. How lovely.
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member


    That brought happy tears to my eyes. Congratulations all over again!
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    It's about damn time! :bravo::flowers: :couple:

  7. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How incredibly sweet.:beautifulthing:
  8. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat


    How wonderful. I thought I heard happy sobbing from somewhere out there in the southern burbs.

    Congratulations Sue!!
  9. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Ohhhhh, Sue, that's SO sweet! Congratulations!!!!!!! Those are the kind of tears everyone wants!
  10. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    What she said! lol

    And, um.....could you have yours hang out with mine? I never got a proposal either but I hope it doesn't take 20 years to get one! LOL

  11. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    How wonderful!
  12. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    How absolutely romantic -sigh...

  13. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    You made my day just sharing this story with us. Congrats!
  14. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    All the years of complaining paid off and now you have witnesses!!!!!!!!!!!! He's a keeper........thanks for sharing.
  15. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    What a great story. Bask in the sweetness all day!
  16. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    That's awesome:couple:CONGRATULATIONS:cheers:
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    (blubbering - ) pass the kleenex -

    THAT is one of the most ROMANTIC stories I've ever read.

    -What EVER could you gripe about now? More diamonds?

  18. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    He IS a keeper!!!
  19. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    So happy for you. :)

  20. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Aw, your post gave me tears and got me all teared up! Congratulations~:redface: