With the help of the prompt Postal Service delivery and the magic of FaceTime Duvain proposed to me yesterday morning. I was half asleep and looking awful but it didn't matter because this man made my day, my LIFE even. We couldn't be happier and we're looking forward to making plans to live an adventurous life together. TOGETHER!
He was going to wait until he was here in May to propose but he said "Why wait when I'd made up my mind that it's what I wanted to do". He took a chance and mailed my beautiful ring to me not knowing when it would arrive, if it even would arrive at all, what day or time or condition it would arrive...it was a symbol of our relationship, never really knowing what the outcome will be. We cross our fingers and hope it all works out and in nearly 2 1/2 years it always has.
After opening several "decoy" presents including a silly Scrabble tile ring I had NO IDEA I was opening a ring box with THE RING. I sort of clammed up and became speechless...
Then I promptly fell over in my bed. Those are my pink PJ bottoms! Duvain was laughing like crazy!
After I got my wits about me I just didn't know what on earth to say or do. (You can see the Scrabble tile ring I'd slipped on my finger just moments before I opened my engagement ring.) I was tearing up and at a total loss. I said to Duvain "You're going to have to say something! I don't know what to say!"
I put my new beautiful ring on as Duvain told me the story of the ring and the ringbox. It was given to him by his mother just for me and it belonged to her Grandmother and that's when I lost it. That box means just as much to me as the ring itself.
We both said YES!! to each other and I clapped and hollered as loud as I could! I nearly screamed out my front door that I was marrying the best man I knew.
This guy! He's MY person I've been working my way to for 34 years. I'm such a lucky lady, really I am. We're going to have the BEST time, I just know it.
I love and adore you Duvain, I couldn't be happier, not in a million years. Thank you for taking me on as your project...we're going to be the best team ever. Team D1 and D2!
I get why people marry and fall in love. It took me a while to get there but it makes total sense now. We have the outcome I've been hoping for and we have SO MUCH to look forward to. I finally found MY person and I simply can't wait to create a beautiful life together.