Remember a while back I posted an email I received from a girl named Caitlin about how she reconnected with a long-lost friend via a webcam while he was in Iraq with another friend of hers and she fell madly in love with him and at one point she thought she'd lost him forever? Ha, didn't think so. It was a LONG time ago. Click here to reread their story.
Once you've refreshed your memory, check out her new email below. Looks like I wasn't the only one who got something shiny for Christmas :) (OK... so hers is probably a little shinier)
So I just wanted to send you a quick email and let you know that Carter and and I are engaged!! =)
He asked me Christmas morning infront of my entire family!! Did it up right.. lol I will have to send you the details later!
Thank you again for making me realize what was in front of me.. =) I honestly cant thank you enough!!
Naturally, I shot back with something along the lines of "HOLY FREAKIN SHIT! CONGRATS!! I WANT THE WHOLE STORY, STAT!!" I admit, I overuse CAPS LOCK functions when I'm overly excited.
She followed up with:
For the past 2 weeks he had been acting a bit weird. I could tell that his anxiety had been at an all time high and he was talking about my "wedding plans" more than usual! He would ask me things like, "What colors do you want when we get married?" "How many bridesmaids are you gonna have?" "Would you get scared and tell me no if I asked you to marry me?".. All of these questions were easy for me to answer however I wasn't quite sure why he was so inquisitive about them! But I answered them one by one as he asked and went on with my day!
Christmas Eve rolled around and it was time for us to go to his side of the family for the festivities! He works the overnight shift so we packed up his work uniform with us to wash while we were at his grandparents house. When we walked in his grandma jokingly made the comment about me doing his laundy to which I replied, like I always replied, "When he puts a ring on this finger I'll do his laundry!!" and we all joked about it like we always do! Never in a million years would I have imagined that the very next morning he would actually be putting a ring on my finger!!
After we left that night we were on our way home and he began questioning me again about our wedding and what my thoughts were. I began to get suspicious and I just knew he was going to ask me when we got home; time went by and 11:30pm came and it was time for him to go to work and he hadn't asked me yet. I just pushed it to the back of my head and thought, "Maybe tomorrow morning." Wrong yet again. When he got home at 7 am I just knew he was going to ask me to marry him but after we finished our Christmas with each other and my favorite little 2 year old red head, Mason, I was expecting him to pop the question and again it didn't happen! So I told myself that I was just crazy and it would happen some day down the road.
We load up my truck and head to my parents to meet my brother, sister in law, and nephew to have our family Christmas by 8am- once we get there we watch the kids play with the toys that Santa had left and began to unwrap all of our presents; once we finished we were all cleaning up from the maddness when he told me there was another present under the tree for me.
I was confused as he told me to sit down and open it. I told him it didnt have a name on it and I didn't think it was mine. "It is yours and only yours" was his response. My heart immediately started pounded and I could feel the room full of eyes on me. I heard a few camera snaps go off as I unwrapped box after box after box, each one getting smaller and smaller. Finally I came to the very last box wrapped in red tissue paper, I pulled the tissue paper back saw it was a ring box and immediately started crying.
I handed him the box, tucked my face in his neck and heard him whisper, "I love you so much.. Will you marry me?".. I shook my head up and down because I couldnt get the words out. Then I heard my brother shout from across the room, "I didn't hear an answer- what did you say?!" "YES!!".. He slid the ring on my finger and my heart sank to the very same spot it was the very first day I saw him and wrapped my arms around him in the parking lot of UCO in Edmond, almost 2 1/2 years ago.
It couldnt have been any better or anything more perfect!!!
I made our story into a book and had it printed off for him for Christmas!! He absolutely loved it.. I honestly can't thank you enough!!!!
Hey, don't thank me! Thank that pesky little bastard, Cupid. He's got good aim :)
I'll keep my eye out for the wedding invitation. Just kidding. But seriously...