Monday, 5 February 2007
This past weekend has been the biggest of my life - Dave proposed to me!! We went out to dinner on Friday night and during our meal Dave said he had something to ask me. Now I know this would normally be a huge red flag that something big was coming but he's the kind of man who says something like that before asking to borrow the car or if I'll exchange something in town so I was completely oblivious as to what was coming!!
So I say "Ok, what is it?", he gets a serious look on his face and says "I really, really want to marry you, do you want to get engaged?" I was completely stunned and said something like "You don't have to you know, I'm happy as I am" and then went on about how we were always going to wait until our respective divorces were finally sorted out before we made any decisions like this. Dave became very nervous and said "But I love you and I've changed my mind, I want to do this now", I was still in shock and went on about how just because it was Valentines day he didn't have to do anything like this. Poor Dave admits now that he was beginning to think that I was about to say "No". So he explained that it wasn't actually Valentines day for almost 2 weeks yet and that he just wanted to marry me so much. My eyes filled with tears as I looked at him and I knew so clearly what I wanted and I said "Yes!!".
I was fit to burst from there after, I wanted to phone everyone I knew and tell them!! We decided to wait until we had chosen a ring and then we would tell everyone but I had a really restless night - I just wanted the world to know! LOL! We had work to do together all day Saturday which kept my mind occupied and I had no trouble sleeping after we finally got home at 1.30am but on Sunday morning Dave asked me if I'd like to go and choose my ring. That was it!! I was desperate to get out and choose it!!
I saw a ring I liked in the window and asked for a selection of rings in that style and after 10 rings it came down to my original choice and another one - but this one was practically double the price of the first!! It was stunning and I loved it but I felt awful asking for something so expensive but Dave knows me so well and realised how much I wanted it, so that was what I got!! It looks very similar to this picture but the shoulders are 2 fine bands of brilliant cut diamonds - it sparkles so much (Dave reckons its a bit Essex and that it must be rubbing off!! LOL!!) I had to have it specially made but it should be here in about 4 weeks - I can't wait!
We phoned our parents yesterday afternoon to tell them and they were really happy for us. I called my girlfriends immediately after and everyone was so pleased - Mandy's comments really touched Dave, she said that she wasn't at all surprised and that in her mind it was obvious that we were perfect for each other. He was so good for me that it was just a matter of time before we got married!
I have a big bubble of happy inside me and probably won't get much in the way of work done today!! But I just had to share my news!!