Since most everyone who reads my blog also reads Vince's......you must already know that *we're engaged*!! It was the most beautiful of days just as he described it, but I'll fill in a few details from my perspective.
I was a little suspicious that he was "up to something" that week, and especially that day. When he didn't answer my email in the morning, but texted me saying he was at his desk at work, I knew something was up. I thought maybe he was coming early to surprise me and take me out to lunch or something - but I was trying not to get my hopes up in case he was just busy. So when someone arrived at the door at work, I thought for sure it would be him! As you know, it wasn't and that's when the confusion & excitement started for me!! Those who know me well know that it's not a difficult task to confuse me, so you can imagine how it threw me to have a limo pull up, and my boss - in the middle of our meeting - smiling and telling me to leave!! "what?...I need my coat....ok, what?.....ok, get my coat and purse.....there's a LIMO???......really?....ok, I guess I'm leaving! AAAAAH!~!!" As I shakily walked out the door and down the driveway to the limo, I fully expected Vince to be inside waiting for me (I was starting to figure out what was going on by now), but he wasn't. And the driver wouldn't tell me where I was going! But as we turned to go up the bluff, I settled back and enjoyed the ride, taking in every moment of it with the sweet anticipation of what was to come.
While all this was going on with me, Mr. Calm was patiently waiting (and freezing) on top of the bluff. It was a gorgeous day, but man was it COLD! Good thing he had his "freaky gloves" on........Ok, break for a moment.....have you SEEN those things?? They are some freakish cross between a glove and a mitten and remind me of something an ax weilding psychotic alien would wear in a horror movie. You know, where the psychotic alien is pretending to be a human, and you don't realize that he's not human until you see his three-pronged tallons holding the ax....and then you REALLY get scared. Seriously, these gloves are like 84 1/2 years old and I'm quite sure have never been washed. But what is even scarier is how much he loves those gloves. LOVES them! You should see his face light up when he talks about how they are the warmest gloves he has ever had. He tells me that they are hunting or shooting gloves, as if that fact is supposed to make them more normal. And of course he gets a big bang out of torturing me by pawing at me with them and holding them up in front of my face. Sick. Now that we are engaged, that is the first thing on my list of things to change about him - ok, so it's the only thing on the list - but can you blame me? Seriously. I'm all about letting him "be himself" and everything, but those things creep me out and something needs to be done.
Whew. Thank you for letting me rant, now where was I? Oh yes.....I was walking up to meet the man of my dreams, who was waiting for me at the lookout. When he turned around to face me, all time stood still. Seriously - there was no one else in the world at that moment but the two of us, and I've never experienced anything like it in my life. It was the most romantic, the most wonderful moment of my life. And as I stared into his beautiful green eyes, and felt the ring slide onto my finger, I saw the door to my future open wide. And I didn't care one bit about the freaky gloves.
Have You Ever Been In Love ~ by Celine Dion
"Have you ever been in love
You could touch the moonlight
When your heart is shooting stars
You’re holding heaven in your arms
Have you ever been so in love?
Have you ever walked on air
Ever felt like you were dreaming
When you never thought it could
But it really feels that good
Have you ever been so in love?
The time I spent
Waiting for something that was heaven-sent
When you find it don’t let go,
Have you ever said a prayer
And found that it was answered
All my hope has been restored
And I ain’t looking anymore
Have you ever been so in love,
V ~ I love you......today........tomorrow.........forever!