She said yes. I struggled to believe what I had heard. There was a part of me that half expected her to say yes…but when I asked I wasn’t much of an optimist. Pessimism was more my style.
I picked her up in the morning at her mom and dad’s house. I walked to the side door of her parent’s home, knocked and entered. We left the house and we walked toward the car. I reached for the door handle and opened the door for her. I closed the door and watched as she settled into the seat next to the one I would be occupying. She asked where we were going. I replied, “for breakfast.”
I backed the car down the driveway and pointed it in the direction of the river. We drove and pulled into a McDonald’s drive thru where we ordered our breakfast. I took the meals from the attendant and slipped her engagement ring in one of the breakfasts. Now the only goal was to make sure she received the correct breakfast. After receiving our food I drove to Niawanda Park in the City of Tonawanda. I eased the car into a parking space, placed the transmission in Park and shut off the car. We opened our breakfasts and next to her eggs was a diamond engagement ring. She reached for it and smiled. I saw her smile and smiled back.
Nervously I asked the question that I had been happily dreading for the past several weeks. “Will you marry me?” She looked at me and without hesitation said, “Yes.” I smiled and let out a nervous laugh not quite knowing what to say at that time.
One year later we were married. Since that time there have been numerous highs and lows. We have worked together to raise two beautiful children, developed successful careers and built a home and family of which we can be proud.
I love you so much! Thank you for being a part of my life and for saying “Yes.”