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W.I.F.E: How did HE propose? My Christmas Surprise.

Most (not all) women dream of their wedding day. We dream of walking down the isle and the dress we will wear. Before the wedding day, comes the proposal.

I never really dreamed about how I wanted to be proposed to, until I was ready to be proposed to.

My husband didn’t propose to me until we dating for 2 years and 2 months. BUT … I thought he was going to purpose to me on our 1st dating anniversary! We went out to eat at the Atlanta Fish Market and the whole night I was looking for cues that he was going to propose.

I was looking in my drink for a ring, look at the server to see if they were making eye contact, looking in my dessert…… and when the bill came and he paid it…. I knew it was not going to happen. I didn’t tell him that night I thought he was going to propose.

I just went home feeling real crazy. Especially since the proposal didn’t come for another year!

My husband proposed on Christmas Day 2002.

That Christmas I woke up and went over his parents home. I didn’t have any family here so I was invited to spend the holiday with him and his family. This holiday it was him, his brother (his new wife and baby), his parents, grandfather, aunt & uncles, cousins …. just a house full.

Well everyone started opening up gifts one at a time. Earl handed me a gift, and why did I think “This could be it!”

I opened the box and it was SOCKS!

I said inside, “What the world!” But I knew it was a real gift because I needed socks and he really is thoughtful like that. Then I had another gift under the tree! Could this be it? No. It was a George Foreman Grill. It was from his brother & sister-in-law.

By this time, it was not one present under the tree and I was kinda ready to go. So all of a sudden I hear Earl say, oh there’s one more gift. His brother goes and gets the big Macy’s box. By then, I am sitting on the couch with my hand on my head like, whatever!

Earl hands me this big box. I kinda freeze and think, “I know this is not what I think it is!” I opened it and it’s this ring box inside. Everyone starts screaming and he gets down on his knee and whisper in my ear, “Will you marry me?”

I had my hand over my mouth like most people do when they are so surprised. I was thinking this was something I have wanted for a long time and it was finally here but I didn’t think it would be like this, feel like this. I was smiling from ear to ear.

What made me smile even more was that everyone in the room knew except for me! They even taped the whole thing! He even called my grandmother and asked for her blessing!

So…. of course I said, “Yes!” and nine months later we had a beautiful Fall wedding. What about you? How did HE propose?

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