24 January, 2010

JANUARY IS ENGAGING

I knew what was coming when he said on Tuesday, "Don't make any plans for Friday." I tried to push it from my mind. Like the time I saw the Sesame Street record under the desk before my birthday. Only minutes after my brain said, "What album? I didn't see any album." But come date night, the pushing became a giant shoving match in my brain. "Tonight's the night." became much louder than, "What date? I didn't see any date."

He picked me up and he was nervous. Every time he wasn't looking at me a giant grin was plastered on my face. I followed along with the worst lie in history. "We need to go to Henderson Lake and give Ryan a letter from the relatives in Holland. He want's us to meet him by the canons." Really . . . Sounds plausible, let's go.

We wandered down to the canons and nervously talked about the day we first met right there at that spot. He got down on one knee and said, "Patricia Joanne Bogdan, will you marry me?" and I said, "Yes . . . How could I not marry you?" Well, I wish I said yes!, i really said, "Yeah . . . How could I not marry you?" Just like that, up high, then down lo, then up high again. Like a giant stupid U. Well, I had to class up the proposal somehow.

But how could I not marry him? There is a reason I waited 20 years. It's lovely when it feels like fate, destiny and kismett clashing together. I don't care that they all mean the same thing. It's a powerful moment. I'm glad I didn't miss it.

And I'm not going to let the fact that I don't necessarily believe in fate ruin it for me! I'm in love.

18 comments:

Kristina Werner said...
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Kristina Werner said...

WOOHOO!!! I"m so happy for you Patti! It's so awesome! I love it! Please let us know when the big day is. :) I predict a Canadian road trip in my future. :)

Lori said...

PATTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO EXTREMELY UTTERLY THOROUGHLY and INSANELY happy for you and Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your ring is amazing!

Lauren said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I just overheard Lori tell Larry :) I am SO happy for you! Like Kristina said please let us know when the big day is, after all, I've already invited myself...BTW, nice ring Mike did good. :)

Andrea said...

YAAAAAAY! This is the best news ever! Sounds like such a sweet proposal :) And I second Kristina's request...the minute you know a day or even a month, you must tell! Oh I am so happy and excited for you!

Allison said...

PATTI!!!!! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you! Your ring is beautiful! :)

Christy said...

Hooray! I realize I am the first person to not all-caps my initial exclamation, but that does not mean that I'm any less excited for you! I totally knew it when Ryan was going to propose to me too, and I just played along. Until we were walking around in the freeeeezing cold and then I was kind of like "can we hurry this up?" I'm so romantic, eh? So glad you're in love!

Tif said...

Patti congrats! I'm way excited for you! I love that you said it was worth the 20 year wait. That just melts my heart. You deserve this enjoy it!

Annie Traynor said...

Yay yay yay!!! I'm so excited for you. I think we need to have a conference call with you so we can hear all the details. Congratulations!

Jules said...

WooooHHHH!!!!!! I am getting my passport--Canada here I come! (Pending invitation to the reception, of course) hehehehe I'm so stoked for yOU!

Jen said...

SO ridiculously happy for you! :) :) :) :) :)

*high five*

When's the big day?

jen said...

Congrats! I haven't stopped smiling since I read the title of your post! I am SO happy for you. I wish you and Mike the best, and have fun with the planning of the big day! Miss you!

Jen Wheatley said...

Patti! You really deserve the best and it sounds like Mike is just that. I am positive you are going to have a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

p.s I had a bit of exciting news this week as well. You'll have to check it out www.jennifernsam.blogspot.com.

Make sure to keep in touch. :)

Renae said...

Patti, how exciting! I am so happy for the two of you. I hear the big day is in April. A spring wedding, how lovely! Congratulations!

Renae

Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil said...

Yay!!! Are you marrying in Canada? Maybe I should get my passport and come to your nuptials!!! So happy for you and the ring is beautiful!

Charlet said...

The best news ever!!! I am so excited for you. Best of luck with this new life chapter.

Holly said...

YAY! Congratulations & be sure to post pictures of your wedding. I'd love to see it!

Paula said...

Sweet!!!!! I'm so glad you found the man who makes your heart leap with joy. He's a lucky fellow.