One year ago today a handsome man got down on his knee on the ship's deck and asked me if I would marry him - of course I said yes!
For those of you who are interested, you can read the entire proposal story here.
I don't remember much of what A said to me once he got down on his knee that night, it is all just a happy blissful blur, but I do remember feeling my heart race and feeling like I was on a cloud, thinking "is this really happening to me?", "is this the moment I have imagined my whole life?", "he's doing what I think he's doing right?".
Before I knew it, A had stopped talking and had pulled the ring box out of his jacket and I just jumped on him. In that moment right there, with tears pouring out of my eyes, jumping on the man of my dreams, I the chatter box of all chatter boxers was SPEECHLESS.
We hugged, we cried, we smiled and I took millions of self pics, posing with my new ring. Every minute I was with A I couldn't stop shaking, grinning and staring at the beautiful man who would now remain by my side forever. Every second I was away from A, (usually only in the bathroom) I would stare at my ring and try to comprehend that I was now engaged, I was someones fiance, someone wanted to spend the rest of their life with me and that someone picked the DAMNDEST most perfect ring for me all by himself.
I remember thinking in those few days that I had I never felt so in love, I remember thinking how much I loved A then and how no one could ever feel that happy or that in love EVER at any other moment in their life.
Boy was I wrong.
As I write this now, I am smiling about how blissful, happy and in love I was this time a year ago, but I am also smiling at how naive I was. I thought I could not love A anymore than in that moment right then, but right now I love him so much more, with every day I love him more, I care for him more and I feel closer to him.
I once heard a priest in a wedding video say, "remember this moment right now, because this is the least you will ever love each other... from here on in your love will only grow and become stronger". I feel that way about A.
The boy just never stops making me feel amazing and I hope I do the same for him!!
A and I have lunch together regularly, as we work only a block away from each other. Today, I actually ran into him at Court (no joke) and he told me to make sure I eat before our break today. I agreed, thinking nothing of it. I should know better.
The wonderful boy had planned to take me to The Tea Centre for tea and scones. Originally he wanted to eat there, but I had made us pasta for lunch, so there was no use in wasting that.
We had the strawberries and cream black tea with scones - it was delicious!! The tea actually tasted like strawberries and cream, the scones were soft and the cream was smoOoooth... MmMmM.
The cafe was soo cute and excluded from all the outside noise of busy Pitt Street Mall. The waiters were very friendly and helpful and the whole place just had a cosy, relaxed vibe. I didn't want to go back to work afterwards.
It was an awesome "celebration" and lunch time break.
A is such a sweetheart. I am spoilt.
Soo A... if you are reading this... S'Agapo ;)
Signing off now, with my outfit of the day...
Love this cape!