I would be lying if I said I didn't see a proposal coming. I just didn't know when it was coming. And though I must admit I am usually hard to surprise, I didn't see it coming when it finally did. Christmas Eve 2003 Kevin and I were getting ready to make the rounds. We had and still have a tradition. On Christmas Eve we open one gift from each other and we open the rest on Christmas day. We each picked the gift we wanted to open and sat in the couch. As I opened my present I started to chuckle...it was a small stuffed cow. (remember what I told you to remember form yesterday's post?) But when I looked up I saw Kevin kneeling before me and then put it all together. That's when I saw the beautiful princess cut diamond hanging from the cows neck. My eyes welled up almost immediately and while I wish I could remember exactly what Kevin said, all I know is I felt like I was floating on air. After I said yes and I composed myself I asked him what he would have done if I picked a different present. He replied, "I just knew you'd pick the right one."
And I did. On so many levels.
On September 17th 2005, I married my best friend.