About four weeks ago, I’ve had very intensive surgery and I’m still in the healing process. Physically, I have bad days and good days. Anthony kept planning dates for us to get me out of the house and get my spirits up, but the dates kept being canceled because my bad days took over. One Wednesday morning I woke up feeling like new again and we planned to go to the Dallas Arboreteum to see the 12 Days of Christmas light maze. As we were walking around, Anthony led me away from the crowd to a quiet spot in the garden area. I was confused as to why we were in a dark area away from the crowd and the lights, so I kept insisting that we go back. We had been dating for 6.5 years so the thought of a proposal didn’t even cross my mind! Instead of walking faster to get back to the maze, Anthony began to walk slower and slower. As we approached a fountain, he said, “I can’t wait any longer”, and dropped to one knee. At that point, I blanked and the next thing I remember was him putting the ring on.
He had apparently been planning this proposal with every date he planned for us. If only I had known!