I knew it was real
We went to buy the ring at the beginning of November after
talking about getting married. We got on that pretty quick because of a
rockin' sale going on at the jewelers. That Friday, November 5th, I was at
work and Colby kept texting me wondering when I was going to be done. He also
said I need to be done NOW. So I left and he came to my apartment and said,
"Are you serious about wanting to marry me?"
"Then get in the car."
We start driving and we're headed for the mall and it all
clicked. In my head I was kind of panicking because I didn't think I was
ready to choose a ring! It's kind of a big deal. But we got there and started
trying them on. When I put on the first few, my hand was shaking pretty bad.
It was so weird and I wasn't expecting it at all! I kinda hoped Colby
wouldn't notice, but let's get real, how could be not? I tried on a lot of
different ones, but I just kept going back to one. When I had it on I just
knew that was the one. Then he bought it. And I ended up getting his too. We
were in and out in about an hour. Who knew it was that easy? I walked out of
the store with his, but mine had to get sized so he didn't actually leave with
And that was that. I never thought I'd be able to choose a ring
so easily! It was all just surreal, but I've never been more sure about
anything. We went back to his house and both just felt drained. It was kind
of weird, but it's a big step! I didn't know when he'd propose, but as long
as it was before Christmas is was all good.
The week after Thanksgiving I was over at his house again and
his brother Matt came in and said, "So did Colby tell you about the
conversation he had with your dad today?"
Colby just stared at him and shook his head. It was pretty
funny, because Matt didn't realize you probably don't tell people stuff like
that. Then he felt really bad and said that was the biggest mistake of his
life and he was going to take us out to dinner or something. But it's not
like it was some big surprise he was going to ask. Tuesday I went over again
and I didn't know when I should expect it. I kind of thought it would happen
that night, but it didn't.
The next day I was coming out of my dance class, which was the
last class of the day and Colby had been texting me asking when I would be
done because we were going out to dinner with some friends. He was in the
area so he said he might just be at my apartment already when I got home.
That wasn't anything out of the ordinary so I didn't think much of it. But
when I got home I didn't see his car in the parking lot, so I just went
inside to my room. When I opened the door, everything that was on my bed was
gone and there was a huge box in the middle of the room...
I opened it and found a smaller box...then a smaller one...then
the ring box! But no ring. Just a paper that said "look in the
closet". So at first I opened by side of the closet. I had to move the
huge box out of the way first, but that makes the most sense, right? Nothing
was there. So I open the other side.
And there he was holding the ring and flowers while wearing a
huge bow on his sweatshirt. I knew it was real this time because he was
actually holding the ring. (He'd been fake proposing for the two weeks
leading up to it. Just in the middle of a conversation he'd get down on his
knee and say some stuff and then end it with a joke. That's Colby for ya. I
thought it was hilarious though!)
He said he loved me and would forever, then asked me to marry
him! At first I didn't know what to do, and almost gave him my right hand to
put the ring on.
Buuut I figured it out and got the ring on my left hand!
Sometimes I still can't believe how lucky I am, and I want that feeling to
last forever. Seriously, how did this happen? It wasn't some elaborate
proposal, but it was absolutely, perfectly us.
I never thought I could be this happy in my life, and it's only
the beginning! Colby is the best man I've ever known and he's my best friend
in the world.
Posted by Aimee
on April 24th 2013