Sunday, September 13, 2009
Andy and I are engaged! I am so intensely happy about it. I never thought I would be someone to get married early in life, but it turns out it feels like the most right thing in the world. And I am proud of us, that we waited a few months after finding out about the baby to get engaged. We will never fear we are only together because of the baby, and she will never feel that (I am having a girl!).
The engagement was amazing, totally us, and I was completely surprised. We had been planning this date for our consecration for a few weeks (last Tuesday). We went to the Melting Pot (really fun, like being a little kid with food again). Afterwards, we walked down to the WWII Memorial, one of our favorite places, and so romantic despite being a war memorial. It was completely dark by then, and the fountains were glowing. I was rather frusterated at Andy because he seemed so destracted during our date :) We had a good talk on the way down, and I finally told him that I had thought at one point that he was planning on proposing that night, but that I understand that it wasn't time yet. We got down by the fountains and he wrapped his arms around me and told me he thought the reason I was itching to get engaged was because it was time to take that next step, to plan our lives together. I was sitting there shaking my head yes, glad he was being all romantic, and suddenly he was kneeling down asking me to marry him!
I had a hard time answering, but I said yes. He gave me the ring (which I have now studied in detail) and gave me a tender kiss. I started crying (of course) and it was just so amazing. My world is so right and peaceful.
I am so happy! May 22nd at 7pm in St. Matthew's Cathedral we will be getting married!