Monday, March 01, 2010

Forever for my Valentine

Feb 14 while at our vacation weekend in Washington state ... In between all my
arguments with a grumpy friend and the rain etc etc...

My Hippo lay down next to me and with shaky voice ~ making sure to avoid all of the BIG scary words. Like Marriage ~ avoiding getting down on one knee & The big diamond ring (which I hate)... Instead he gave me a silver coated ring (which I love) & told me he loves me with all of his heart and even with all the craziness in my life ~ he wants to spend forever with me..

He was working so hard at NOT scaring me that at first I was not sure what he was doing... It took me about 10 minutes to realize he was not proposing Marriage ~ But FOREVER...

I don't think he could have asked me in a better way... I loved his shaky voice... I love the way he kept looking down at that tiny ring in his hand, a ring that only fits my middle finger & reads, "What would I do without you?" ~ I love the closeness I felt... The kiss that followed... and most of all I love that My Forever now undoubtedly includes him.

I will not be walking down an aisle this year or even next... maybe after Summer is well into High School ~ We finish school ~ and things feel a little less like scrambled eggs and a lot more like Peanut butter toast ~ Right now I am happy and very hopeful that forever feels just as sweet and safe as today...