February 9, 2012

Proposal with a Twist

Photo by Chad Clark
Today holds a special place in my heart for two reasons:
One, my husband was born on it.
Two, he proposed on it.
Wanna hear how?

He got his friends to pretend they were throwing him a surprise party and needed my help (sneaky). They were taking him out and would leave him blindfolded at the University's empty auditorium. I was supposed to get him to the party.

That night I got the call and hurried to meet him. We laughed about his crazy friends then I presented him with a birthday gift. He asked if I'd go up onstage with him, just the two of us. I thought it a little odd but it was his birthday. When we reached the center of the stage, he got down on one knee. I was completely taken off guard. I was the one surprising HIM, what was he doing on his knee? His tender words sank into my heart and brought out tears; I choked out a yes.

We chatted for awhile until I remembered and explained he had a surprise party waiting. He laughed and said he'd invented it to distract me--there wasn't really a party. Relieved of that, I wanted to share our engagement with my twin sister who was across campus. He agreed with a twinkle in his eye. When we opened the door to leave the auditorium, there was a crowd of people waiting: my sister, my parents, my grandparents, his parents, and a slew of friends who erupted into cheers. The surprise was once again on me.

Needless to say, I have a romantic (and unpredictable) husband. I'm thankful for the stories he's given me to cherish and the one story we continue to write together. Happy Birthday, Babe!


  1. "Holy crap!" is what I said out loud when I read the part about you opening the door to see your friends and family. What an amazing guy! He got you good! I lean slightly toward proposals that are a complete surprise and this one seems to have been done perfectly. Not to mention on stage? Too sweet! Props to him. And a big Happy Anniversary of your proposal to you! I hope you had/have a great time celebrating that and his birthday : ]

  2. aww~!~ that is so thoughtful! def. a great story. that took a lot on his part. looks like you have a good man!!!
    happy anniversary! and a happy birthday to him!

  3. Happy Birthday to your guy! From the engagement story I'd say you have a keeper there.

  4. Sweet and romantic. I got engaged on Valentine's Day so this time of year is special for me as well! I think our husbands must be related, and we are lucky ladies! :-)

  5. HOW sweet! What a wonderful story. And happy belated birthday to your sweet hubs, xo

  6. It was one of the most exciting moments! He was incredibly thoughtful and planned it out so good!


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