Today marks the 20-year anniversary since I accepted my dear husband's marriage proposal! How can it be this many years already? I vividly remember the day and all the words he said just as if it was yesterday.
With a well-executed plan, he took me to dinner at Tokyo Lobby, our favorite Japanese restaurant, following a friend's wedding. As we pulled off the freeway, he even bought me red roses from one of those guys that sells them at the offramps. He's pretty tight with money, so this was a splurge, especially for being a starving student at the time! In we went and were seated at a nice secluded booth . . . I had no idea what was coming! We finished our delicious meal and then he suggested dessert. "No thanks" was my reply, however he wasn't satisfied with that. He said, "just say yes!" Not really wanting green tea ice-cream, I politely declined again. He pressed still about the dessert, yet with a different question! His words went like this, "What I'd like you to say 'yes' to is to marrying me!" Shock and utter amazement overcame me to the depths of my soul! My tearful reply was a very happy "yes, I will!" He'd had the ring in his pocket the whole evening, in fact the whole day! Quickly, the ring was slid onto my ring finger for it to sparkle about! Shortly, we left the restaurant gliding on air. I'm quite certain I didn't sleep a wink that night or for several following June 30, 1990.
Our wedding would follow in 13 months, once he graduated from college with a degree in architecture. It was a looonnnggg 13 months, something I'd not suggest to anyone! Many days and evenings were spent sitting by his drafting table at his parents' home while he drew and drew and drew. Our wonderful day did come, but that story will be for another post come late July!!
Happy 20 years of being committed to one another, my dear Main Man!! I love you!
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