How They Asked
The day of the proposal was very hectic getting ready for the fourth of July/ graduation party. We both were celebrating our graduation, I finished my Doctorate in Pharmacy and he finished his Masters in Organizational Management. Everyone seemed to be having fun talking, playing games, or watching people ride horses. I even got a surprise gift of being able to see my Aunt and Uncle from Tennessee who I didnâ€™t think was going to be able to come. The party was going off without a hitch, with wonderful potluck style food and a roasted barbecued pig to feast on. After everyone ate, Andrew and some of the guys started to prepare fireworks and Andrewâ€™s cousin, Amy, told me that Andrew needed to talk to me about something. So I head over with red solo cup in hand and he says he wants to make an announcement to thank everyone for coming and celebrating with us. As we walk over to gather everyone, I go to hold his hand and I catch a glimpse of his cousin Amy with her fancy camera taking pictures of us and I figured she was just having fun with her camera, so I ignore it. He starts talking all nonchalant with thank yous and pleasantries but then he transitions into his proposal by explaining this party is a big ruse to gather everyone together so he would be able to ask me a question in front of everyone who is important to us. I look at him in disbelief at this point, because Iâ€™m thinking there is no way he can afford a ring already, I thought we were at least a year off or more of becoming engaged. But he reached into his pocket and pulls out a beautiful sparkly ring that Iâ€™ve always imagined, and you can tell by the look on my face that he took me by surprise. It couldn’t have been more perfect, because my whole family and all my closest friends were there for hugs and congratulations. It was even fitting that I had a drink in my hand since we had met on a wine tour.