Thursday, July 20, 2006

the proposal

Let me preface this by saying - waking me up out of a sound sleep, unless the house is on fire, is never a good idea.

DH & I had been dating for 4 years and living together for 3 when he proposed. We'd talked about it before & hadn't wanted to get married. We didn't want kids so there was no real reason to get married (apart from the 'what will the neighbors think' issue my mother had, but we were living 5 hours away from her neighbors & didn't really care what they thought). So we are going along with life, perfectly happy with the status quo and one night, out of the blue, DH wakes me up and says "Let's get married." I said "Are you nuts? What time is it?" he said "No really, let's get married." I replied "If you are serious, ask me again in the morning."

Sounds callous on my part I know, but this was the situation. He was awake because he was studying for finals. He'd just started looking for professional work. He'd recently given up smoking. The Cheers series finale had been on earlier that night. I figured the stress had gotten to him.

My alarm went off at 7am and as I was getting out of bed he rolled over and said "I do still want to marry you." and I said "ok".

Not the stuff of romance, but it is a good story. I'd never really considered the proposal, but I never rally considered the wedding either when I was growing up. everyone else had their weddings planned down to the table linen by the time they were 8. I just figured the right guy would ask me to marry him & then there would be a party of some sort. The whole thing would be casual & fun. That is what I got too.


debra said...

you sound like a practical woman and how sweet of him to know he better ask again for it to be a reality for you! Bet you guys last forever!

Glynis said...

Sounds very sweet. I love these kind of stories!

Meg said...

LOL, I love this, you crack me up! My God, proposing after the Cheers finale, the emotions were obviously riding high!

Bethy said...

Sounds like a perfect match!
You understand him and he understands you!

I think it sounds pretty romantic!

heather said...

This was a funny and sweet story, loved it!!

loonyhiker said...

This had me laughing and I had to share it with my hubby! I thought about how lucky he was when he woke you up that you didn't look at him and ask, "Who are you?" Grat story!

faery-wings said...

That is a hoot! Shows him not to wake you up from a deep sleep.
He sounds like a great, steady guy.

Karen said...

Good idea to set him the challenge of remembering it the next morning. Hope that means he remembers other important your birthday.