So I have been on his case lately that he needs to be more romantic...little did I know he has had this planned for weeks. He was probably doing his best to keep from laughing in my face! How could I know he was that amazing? Oh well, I must be a slight bit on the thick headed side.
Anyways. I was on my way home from a horrible day at work. I wanted to go home at 4, my boss Trincy made me stay until 4:30. Little did I know she was in on it. She called home as soon as I left (she is one of my mom's very good friends, they are prayer partners and our families are pretty close) and told them to be ready because I was on my way. Well the family headed out of the house and went to wait at Caribou Coffee while poor Michael paced circles around the house. I was ranting to a close friend on the way home about some stupid emotional stuff and how horrible work was, and when I pulled into the driveway I said "hmm...I wonder why Michael is here?" She said "I don't know, but anyways..." and back to our conversation without another thought as to why he was there. Actually he saw me pull in from inside and then had to wait in their as nervous as could be while I sat in the driveway and finished talking! Poor guy.
Finally I was almost done with out conversation and was walking in the door when I saw Michael. I quickly said "I gotta go, bye" and hung up on my friend. "How amazing!" I thought, "he is trying to be more romantic since I have been on his case! It's probably going to be a romantic dinner!" That was all I though. Really, the proposal had not hit me yet. I walked in the door shocked as could be when he took my coat and said "If you would like to go change into something more comfortable (I was wearing scrubs) I will prepare the food". I was like...WOAH! He looked great and he had a little table set up with a nice table cloth, candles (all the other lights were off, just candles) and wine glasses out. In the middle of the table was a wooden jewelry box that I really hadn't paid attention to yet.
I said "Well it will take me awhile to make myself pretty, but I'll go change into something nicer" He said "You already look beautiful" and obviously took my breath away. How he can do that with words, I don't know, but he does.
So I walked down the hall to my room amazed at my wonderful man and went to put on some nicer clothes. All the time I wasn't think proposal yet, I was thinking romantic dinner. By the time I finished makeup, a slight hair touch up and some nice pants and shirt I was getting nervous. I remember reaching for my shoes and then freezing as I thought "There was a box in the middle of the table...there was a BOX in the middle of the table!" I slightly freaked out. It was starting to enter my mind what this 'dinner' could really be. But then I sat in my wicker chair and slowed myself down "You know this is going to end up being a really nice dinner and you are going to ruin it by expecting something more. It's not going to happen and you are going to psych yourself up and be let down!" So I calmed down and went out to see Michael.
"You look beautiful!" He said as I walked in. I could see the nervousness in his face and was still hopeful yet reserved. He pulled out my chair for me and I took a seat, watching him closely. "You should probably open your christmas present now" he said in a strained voice. He sounded like he was forcing every word to leave his lips, he must have been so nervous. I reached for the box and it was beautiful! It was made out of wood the was milled at his dad's sawmill. On the top of the box he has engraved a heart with M+M in the middle (Michael and Melody). Inside there were green and white M&M's but I didn't notice how special they were yet. All I saw was a diamond sparkling up at me from the middle of the box. He took the ring and took my hand and went down on one knee. His speech was to precious to me to reveal all of it but I will summarize with a brief excerpt:
"Melody, I love you so much more than I thought I could ever love anyone. You are everything to me and I want to be with you forever! Please, would you marry me?"
Then he started to untie the little bow that was tied around the ring, but it got stuck! He fumbled with it for awhile and I said "There is a scissors over there if you need it" he got up off of one knee and went and cut the ribbon, came back over, went down again, and slid the ring on my finger as he finished his beautiful speech. I didn't cry only because I couldn't do anything but look at him and be happy. I can't explain the feeling that came over me when he put that ring on my finger. How happy I was, how much I loved him, and how sure I was that we were going to be together forever.
I stood up and threw my arms around his neck and wouldn't let go. I tried to but then I couldn't because he was holding me too. It was the best moment of my life so far! We stood there for a minute in silence while my eyes got misty with tears, quietly holding the man that I love.
"We should go to Caribou!" I said after a minute. "Your not hungry either huh?" he said and took my hand and we got our coats on and left. I was giddy the whole way to Caribou, I bet he doesn't remember any of it! We got there and I saw a girl who I have met a couple of times and showed her my amazing ring and she smiled big and we went up to see my parents and brother. As soon as I saw my mom I grabbed her in a hug and started crying. How could I not? My mommy was there to see me minutes after I found out I was going to marry the most amazing man in the world!
I should mention in here too that after he put the ring on my finger I noticed the M&M's. He had special ordered them for me! Some said "I luv you Melody" and others said "Will you marry me?" The reasoning behind the M&M's is this: weeks ago I told him that at our wedding reception we should give out M&M's because of us being Michael and Melody. He just laughed at the time but now I know he was listening. And he remembered.
Well we went back to the house where everyone was meeting for an engagement party and we had an awesome night. All of my close friends came over and we partied it up, looked at wedding dresses, talked about colors, and talked about general wedding stuff. It was amazing!
I am excited about the wedding, but I am more excited to spend the rest of my life with Michael. I love him so much! He makes my heart skip a beat. While writing this my stomach had butterflies just remembering his proposal, the look on his face, the tone of his voice, how he hugged me. It was amazing. I love that man.
Soon my dear friends, but not soon enough, I will be Mrs. Melody C. Haege, the wife of Michael :)