February 7, 2011
Be warned: this is mushy
The topic of romantic wedding proposals came up in conversation today, given "Heart Day" is just around the corner.
Of course, I had to share the story of romance at its best when my then-boyfriend came over to my apartment after work on
a July summer day. I only needed one glance at his goofy smile to know that he made the final payment on the engagement
ring. I think it threw off his bravado when I announced "You bought the ring!" In fact, he got so flustered he ended
up thrusting the box toward me saying "Here."
6:08 pm cst
Truth be told, this is NOT the image of courtship my husband
is most proud of, yet I would still argue that this was the SWEETEST proposal ever. You see, my best friend had just bought
his girlfriend a wedding ring and he couldn't wait to share the news with his best friend. I just happened to be the friend
AND the recipient so the proposal came out a bit more awkward than originally planned.
One thing hasn't changed
though - that man still comes home to share with his best friend the day's events. He might not have been the man to "sweep
me off of my feet" with his romance, but he continues to make my heart smile!