Matthew and I drove to NC yesterday to bring his daughter home. I had my alarm set for 4:45 am, so we could leave by 6 am. Well, he woke me up at 4:30 am. I said, “What are you doing?” He said “You told me you were getting up at 4:30 am.” He sat there for a minute. I repeated myself. “What are you doing?” He held out the ring, saying “I was gonna ask you a question.” I sat up straight, my eyes wide. He said, “Will you marry me?” I said “YES!”.
Simple. To the point. Perfect.
He is so amazing. I have been on cloud nine ever since. We met my parents in Knoxville, on our way to NC. They had gone to Bristol the night before for the race. When they got to the restaurant, I said, “Are you ready?” They looked at me with confused faces. I held out my hand. My mom said, “HE DID IT!” LOL! He had asked my parents 3 weeks ago for permission to marry me. Everyone thought he would do it last Friday, which was our 9 month anniversary. And one year before our wedding. (We’ve known for a few months that we were gonna get married. It just wasn’t official. LOL!)
SO now it is official. Let the planning begin!