Popping the Question!
Over Christmas I found out that a friend of mine had got engaged. Her fiance to be had spontaneously taken her away for a lovely day out before completely surprising her by getting down on one knee and proposing to her.
It came as a complete surprise to her and she was overjoyed and of course said ‘Yes’
It got me thinking about how my husband proposed and I realized he didn’t actually propose!
We got engaged and moved in together within the first year of meeting each other, I think we both just decided to get engaged, I suppose, to cement our relationship but there was no getting down on one knee, no ring at the bottom of a champagne glass or any grand gesture. He did however choose the ring and it is a beautiful engagement ring, one I still love now.
When it came to actually setting the date it was years later when our children actually came to us and asked ” When are you and Dad going to get married?”
When your children suggest you should be married, It does make you think! We decided maybe it was time to make our family all have the same surname and for me to become a Mrs rather than a Miss.
I wouldn’t say I was against marriage, my mum and dad met at 14 years old, engaged at 16 and married at 18, they are still together now after 42 years!
Even so, I have never felt my relationship had to be defined by a piece of paper, we had children and a mortgage already and that was enough for me, I suppose, well, I thought it was until I did get married and as corny as it sounds it did make a difference a little bit like the last piece in the Jigsaw.
I would love to hear your proposal stories romantic or just pure hilarious!
Maybe you are playing to propose this Valentine’s day and need some suggestions on how to pop the question!