24 May 2012

I Said Yes

Two years ago today I was worrying myself sick over some health issues Matt was enduring. He was four days away from a major surgery called a blebectomy to keep his lung from collapsing for a third time. I was terrified of what the future held. What if I lost him? What other potential health issues could occur later in life?

I knew he was going to propose to me soon, since we initially planned a trip that June specifically to get engaged. I had my beautiful ring picked out and purchased. I even convinced him to let me wear it around the house a couple of times. Romantic, I know. His well being was much more important than any vacation though, even if it did mean I'd get a shiny diamond ring. Our engagement had to be postponed. I'll admit I was a bit disappointed at the turn of events. Still, my concern was with him.

May 24th, 2010 we had just left the doctors office where Matt, his mom and I discussed the specifics of his surgery with the doctor. The three of us decided to stop for lunch afterwards. After we ate, I asked Matt's mom if I could borrow some paint and supplies for a mirror I wanted to do a project on. She dropped us off at home and promised to return with everything I needed. She was taking an awfully long time, especially since she lives only two blocks from us. Matt was on the phone a lot and kept leaving the room. I followed him around the house like a little puppy dog, curious as to why he was being so secretive. I never caught a word of what he was saying but he did hang up the phone with his mom once and I asked what she called for. He just said, "Oh, you know, she wants to know if this is a good time to come over." I was befuddled since she was suppose to be coming over.

Not long after that and she was back at the house with a bag of everything I asked for. I saw she had a bouquet of roses in her hands. I thought that was really nice of her to bring Matt flowers since he was going through so much. I started my way up the stairs when Matt called my name. I came back down and he was holding the flowers. It still never clicked. Then he got down on one knee in our living room with his mama there and asked if I'd marry him. Considering I picked out my ring and had the engagement planned, it seemed like a crazy question. I was ecstatic though. Of course we all know what my answer was.

After some tears and hugs he explained to me that he told his mom at lunch that he wanted to propose that day. He asked her to get some flowers for me and when she called she was asking if she should get some champagne as well. He was also on the phone calling a couple friends to tell them he was going to do it. I felt bad that followed him around trying to hear his conversations.

I was never dreaming of a fairy tale proposal with all the theatrics. Which is good, because I think we have one of the least romantic stories I've ever heard. It's our story though and it suits us.

To this day I am so thankful he's doing well and the medical ordeal is over.

No, the ring wasn't there when he proposed. I put it in for the photo.

12 Thoughts :

Jessica May 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM  

Aww, how sweet!!

Shannon May 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

I actually think it's really romantic. He surprised you even though you guys had it all planned out. And asking his mom to bring flowers is beyond sweet. :)

Erika May 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM  

What a sweet story!

Stephanie May 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM  

I think that is such a sweet story! We have a very unromantic proposal story too, but that's OK. Sometimes those are the best anyway. :) Your ring is gorgeous by the way!

Melanie May 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM  

Awwwwww! I think that is one sweet romantic story mama! Wow, what an ordeal to go through together, & thank goodness all is ok. GirrrrrL... I LOVE your ring, it's perfect! Seriously I want it.

Hahaaa... when you were talking about the paint... I thought he was going to write "will you marry me hotstuff" on the wall (with the paint) That would be kinda romantic, but a total bitch to clean up! haha.

Kate @ Daffodils May 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM  

That is romantic!

And we will be in the Northern VA area. My parents split their time between Alexandria and Luray. My inlaws are in Woodbridge. Are you nearby? We can have a blogger-date!

I always get overwhelmed before traveling, especially cross country and worrying about the boys' schedule and adjustment. Nothing serious, I just always get pre-travel aneixty!

Danielle-Marie May 25, 2012 at 1:53 AM  

A very sweet story indeed!

Sara Pierce May 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

such a sweet story! Thank you for sharing!

Nessa May 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM  

Aww I like that he kind of made it a surprise after all.

Melanie May 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM  

What a lovely post! You sound like such a cute couple! Thanks for sharing this story with your blog friends!

Jazz May 25, 2012 at 5:33 PM  

WOW look at that ring! You are lucky. Love that you wore it before he even proposed, that's fab!
I think it was really sweet the way he proposed, I really cannot be doing with mushy romantic shit, not my style at all. (I think this may be partly why I am single - he wanted romantic meals with candles, I wanted the local greasy chinese takeaway). It's nice you don't have a 'typical' story, like "oooh it was at the most expensive restaurant in town and everyone clapped us" blah blah, so damn boring. The way you were proposed to is so much nicer, especially that it was in your own home:)
Your husband sounds so sweet.

Holly May 26, 2012 at 6:55 AM  

What a cute story, and a beautiful ring! :)