A very good friend of mine got engaged this weekend. I'm very happy and excited for her. But listening to her story of being proposed to made me think of how Joel proposed to me. Now before I go into my story, let me give you a brief summary of her proposal.
He took her out to an arts festival and they had a rooftop dinner. Later on the way to the "proposal site", he played a song that he wrote for her on his stereo. He took her to "the site" and it was all candle-lit and beautiful. He proposed and she said yes. It was all very sweet and romantic and terribly mushy...but that's not a bad thing.
Then I look at Joel and I and our proposal story. I was at Joel's house with Joel when the mail man delivered a small special package that need a signature. After Joel signed the package, I was dying of suspense, and pleadingly demanded to see what the package was. He refused to show it to me. By then I had figured out what was in the package (my engagement ring). Later on that afternoon we went for a drive in his mom's convertible MG. We tresspassed on someone's private property to a hidden lake. After we had climbed to the top of the rocks overlooking the lake, he proposed to me. Obviously I said yes, since I'm married to him now. lol.
Ours wasn't nearly as romatic as some other couple's stories, but what can I say? Ours is very characteristic of "us". Joel has never been much of a planner. He's always been a spontaneous person, making up his plans as he's going along, which is how our proposal went. Ha, ha. I knew that he got my ring in the mail, and had to have it immediately. (I had been waiting for it for a long time). Joel told me the other night, if I hadn't have been so hysterically frantic about getting my ring, I probably would have had a more elaborate proposal. He said he that since I knew he had the ring, he had to give it to me soon....and he was right.
So my thought? Of course every girl dreams of having a wildly-romantic proposal, including myself. But at the same time, I can't expect Joel to be something he's not. A wildly-romantic proposal would include a great deal of planning, which isn't one of Joel's strong points. (of course I didn't help the situation either...lol). I'm thankful for my husband just the way he is, and I love him just the way he is. It all goes back to my LOVE blog, and love doesn't always happen the way you expect it to.
Our proposal story isn't most wildly-romantic one you'll ever hear, but I have to admit, it's quite funny. Joel and I both look back on it with a lot of amusement...especially the part about trespassing on someone's private property.