That afternoon I entered a competition on the radio and won some money, I told Scott about it and said that we could go out to dinner to celebrate. He suggested we got to Wakame as it is the place where we met. It was pouring with rain that day and when he got home I told him I didn't want to go to Wakame as it really is more of a sit-by-the-balcony-overlooking-the-sea-in-summer kind of place. Little did I know he was planning to propose there. You see Scott is a hopeless romantic, one of the many reasons I love him so much. He had been looking for ways to propose for two months!!! He bought the ring in April and hid it from me. His first choice was to create a video of him singing a song and in the middle of the song, he would stop and propose. This was to be uploaded to the Internet and scheduled to go live on my birthday (end of June) while we are on top of table mountain. Lovely idea, except it always rains on my birthday and the mountain is usually closed. He was running out of ideas and so decided tonight was the night.
Since I vetoed Wakame, we decided to go to a local dive for dinner, not the kind of place you want to propose in, so the plan had been foiled again. Then things turned ugly, we had a huge argument. The kind that leaves you crying and not wanting to talk to each other for a while. We got home from dinner and the argument continued, each side trying to make the other see his/her point of view. This was getting us nowhere, we kept going round and round the same issue. Eventually I had had enough, I put on my pink and white stripy pj's (the ones Scott likes to call my wheres wally outfit) and climbed into bed. This has been an emotional day so far, from being happy about my winnings, to this, I was spent and just didn't want to continue this argument any longer. Then Scott did something completely unexpected. He came around to my side of the bed, knelt down on one knee and pulled a small box out of his pocket. I looked up at him in disbelief and said "NOW? you are doing this NOW?" He looked at me and said "Yes,............ Karen will you marry me?"
|my beautiful ring|
I looked back at him and said "Seriously? dude, you could not have picked a worse time" He stayed there, on one knee took the ring out of the box and held it up to me and said "So will you?"
I looked at this man whom I have loved for as long as I have known him, but hated just a few minutes ago and realised that no matter what, I do actually want to marry him. And so I said "Yes! I do want to marry you"
We hugged, we cried, we kissed and then we hugged some more. I ran to call my gran, my mom and tell the whole world. I was elated!
Later that evening I asked Scott, " What if I had said no, not because I didn't
want to marry you, but just to spite you because at that moment in time I was mad at you? " He then told me that he had been planning this for a long time, he wanted it to be the best most romantic proposal ever, but suddenly right there in the middle of our argument he suddenly thought, if in our darkest moment, when we are at our lowest point with each other, I love him enough to say yes, even when I hate him (not really) I still want to marry him, then he knows it's for keeps. He said that was the big test of our love for each other, that if we still wanted to be with each other in those horrible times, then we could survive anything together as a couple. (heart melt right there)
That to me, was the most romantic thing ever!!!