It finally happened! The Comedian and I are engaged. All is good in the world. I know that I am about two weeks late on sharing this news with the world other than my friends and family and social media followers but I digress… I won’t lie and say I didn’t see it coming, however, I did not know the details of what the Comedian was planning. The moment I knew something was awry was when he asked me which bowtie he should wear. Normally, he does put on a bowtie unless we’re headed to a wedding or something similar.
After getting all dolled up, we were on our way. The Comedian said we would stop to just take a walk for a little bit. Needless to say, I was starving so deep down inside, I was thinking to myself that I didn’t want to keep my hopes up and imagine that we were sincerely out to dinner after our excursion. He parked at our favorite park, Cranes Roost, which happened to be under construction. I was a little saddened by that because it’s such a great park and I was looking forward to stroll.
The Comedian then lead me towards a little area in front of the lake right in front of a wedding party taking pictures at the same time. (How serendipitous, no?) He held my two hands, looked into my eyes, and then started his speech. At that time, I’m screaming in my head, OMG IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!! He goes on to express that I will never know how much he loves me (my heart beats even faster) then he gets down on one knee and asks, “Will you marry me?” Naturally, I burst into tears and just kept repeating the word “yes”. He gets up and we share salty kisses due to my inability to stop crying.
Then the Comedian takes me back to the car, tells me to put my purse in the trunk, I sit in the passenger side and he blindfolds me. At this moment, I’m thinking to myself, “Oh we’re going to his parent’s house”. I’m only ticked off because he tells me that traditionally there’s something else we do and that would be the only thing that crossed my mind. Imagine, a woman in the front seat of a car with a blindfold on? It was definitely a bit of a spectacle considering the Comedian kept telling me that other drivers were looking suspicious when they took a glance into our car.
We finally arrive at our destination, the Comedian rolls down his window and someone screams, “Is that you, Gio?” I thought, “Hold on a second, who is that?” We get out of the car and the Comedian tries to guide me to the door, while blindfolded. Needless to say, we walked through the grass and I was wearing heels. It was an accident waiting to happen but I made it without a twisted ankle. We stopped, he took off my blindfold and everyone one yelled, “Surprise!” Over 60 of our closest friends and family were at the Comedian’s parent’s house for a surprise engagement party. I was consumed with love and tears. I couldn’t believe he planned all of this without me knowing. It was absolutely incredible. There are no words to describe how I was feeling at that moment. Just wow…
So you ask, “What is it like now that I’m engaged?” I will tell you, it is a bit relieving in the sense that we have grown so much as a couple and it has made it to this milestone in our relationship. I spoke to some friends of mine who have known me for a while and they are just sincerely happy. After all of the bad date stories, mediocre boyfriends, and so many other hurdles, I have finally found my prince charming. I am utterly on cloud 9. The Comedian has been an amazing person to learn and grow with. I am just honored that we get to continue to grow for many, many years to come.
Here are some more pictures from that day...