Last Saturday I woke up in a horrible mood -- between packing, organizing this raffle, planning a brunch for the weekend we move with Team McAwesome, working full time, my EWIN and United Way duties, I was feeling stressed, tired and not very pretty. Plus Molly was not feeling well and added to my worry for her health.
I went to Rainman's and he suggested that we take Molly for a walk in Fish Creek park instead of running her up and down the stairs every half an hour. I think the dog was in cahoots with him.
Rainman recently bought a new DSL camera and has been playing with it a lot, taking pictures of various things to see how different functions work, effects of lighting, etc. etc. He suggested we wade across the creek to this secluded island in the park and I figured it was to get more pictures. When we were in a little clearing, he looked at the dog and stated "this looks like a good spot, eh Molly?" and the next thing I know, he is down on one knee, holding up a ring to me and asked me to marry him.
I said YES! and cried. and laughed. and cried. and called my mom, who already knew. Because Rainman had made a point of going to her house previously with the ring to ask her permission. And my dad already knew. Because Rainman had asked him for permission when we went to Blairmore the last time. And I guess the dog knew. Which is why she was playing sick and we rescheduled her hair appointment that day (she wasn't really playing -- she legit has been under the weather due to aging).
My ring is very sparkling. Almost as sparkly as I have been feeling since I had it placed on my finger. I get teary eyed thinking about walking down the aisle towards Rainman and knowing this is just the beginning of an amazing life we will have together. I get excited thinking that all of the ideas I have had for a wedding get to come to fruition. I get dreamy eyed when I think about the next 60 years or more we will have together and all of the adventures we will have.
And for a girl who woke up that morning feeling like an Ogre, I sure ended my Saturday feeling like a Princess. I knew Rainman was special the first time we met. And here I am about to embark on this amazing journey with him right next to me.