January 1, 2019
Dec 31st 2015. Also known as, what feels like one day ago. Hard to believe it’s been 3 years. It absolutely was a much anticipated day. I had been hoping for a proposal for quite some time. After baby #2, it’s all everyone talked about. It started to become all I ever thought about. But Floyd wanted to take things slow. Having been burned in the past, he wanted to make sure he picked the perfect time. I’m going to get real in this post. I’m revealing our entire proposal story. I can’t wait for you to hear it!
We started the day off hanging out with our 3.5 and 1.5 year old children. At this point I had no idea what was going to happen later that day.
Floyd arranged for my Mom to watch the kids around dinner time so we could have a night out on the town. He planned to take me to Olive Garden and then a bar for some dancing.
Around 2:00 my mom called and said she was sick and probably wasn’t going to be able to watch them. Now, Floyd is a pretty laid back guy. Nothing gets him stressed usually. But after I told him the news he went down in the basement with a sweaty look on his face. I was so confused but tried to make him feel better. He stressed to me how excited he was to have a free night with me and asked me to try to find a back up plan.
I called my cousin Natalie who lived next door to my Mom. Thankfully she was able to watch them until they fell asleep and then would carry them to their beds at my Mom’s! (Thank the Lord!!!)
We got dressed, dropped the kids off and headed to Olive Garden. If you’ve can think back to the time you got engaged, do you remember being anxious every time you went somewhere special? There was also that “thought” in your mind that it might happen? This was me at this point. But after the meal came and then the check, I gave up on the idea. Because surely he wasn’t going to propose at our next destination- a club full of college kids.
When we got to the Klondike Kate’s I kept noticing him checking his watch. And saying we should leave soon. Why would we leave? It’s New Years Eve, we’re kid free, why on earth would we leave? But he was so persistent. He said he wanted to be alone with me to ring in the New Year. Both of us being empaths, it seemed like a good idea.
We got home around 11:40pm and he made us some mixed drinks. He put our love song Spotify playlist and by this time I was getting skeptical. Why was he acting so weird?
11:59 he put on our favorite love song, Forever and For Always by Shania Twain.
I remember getting goosebumps like I’ve never had before. He started saying all these sweet things to me and I remember thinking, “Why are you being so mushy I’m feeling tipsy and just trying to Sing along to the song.”
When the clock struck 12 he got down on one knee.
The words “Will you Marry Me” came out, and on to him I went. I fell over. Literally.
If you’re a bride and/or married woman reading this right now, I’m sure you can agree with me that although you may have spent time picking out rings and seeing all the hints, no one prepares you for the feeling when he gets down on one knee. Am I right?
I was shaking. FINALLY. All the tears I cried wondering why I wasn’t good enough to be his wife after 2 children disappeared. I finally understood the timing of things. It was perfect.
New Year’s Eve 2015 was one of the best days of my life. Floyd asked me to be his wife. I can still vividly remember the butterflies in my stomach. The shaking in my shoes. The tears rolling down my face. The things that followed the proposal.
Thank you for making me your wife. Thank you for giving me the best proposal I could’ve ever asked for. I am unbelievably grateful to call you my husband. You are truly one of a kind. A diamond in the dirt and I am so excited for another year of uncovering your talents and watching you shine the star that you are. I love you endlessly. Forever and for always