Friday, October 3, 2008

Butches Around The World Will Weep

I had such a wonderful birthday with friends calling, texting and emailing their birthday wishes, that I'd almost forgotten about the presents waiting for me at home from my love.

When I drive up, she is still outside, sweaty from working on the landscaping. She walks in, hugs and kisses me and wishes me Happy Birthday for the fourth time.

Three presents WRAPPED (this is an achievement in and of itself!) sit on the chair beside the couch. One small, one medium, one large.

The medium one was first. It's a gorgeous wooden platter with two matching wooden bowls. A gift from her mother. They were shopping back in the Spring and had found it while on a family trip to Florida. My goodness, these people plan ahead!

I open the smallest package to find a pair of diamond earrings. Mmm...perfect! I love earrings! She knew she couldn't go wrong there!

For the largest, she asks that I sit down on the couch. I unwrap the box to find a large gift bag with tons of paper.

I pull out a mound of paper to find another gift bag, only smaller, stuffed with more paper and a card. She grabs the card and tells me it's not time yet.

Yet another bag is inside this bag. But it's tiny.

She tells me to wait and hands me the card. Inside, it says:

Remember Boothbay?

As I reach into the tiny bag, I know that it's a ring box. I worked in a jewelry store in college. Nothing else is shaped like that box. I open the box to find a gold ring.



I look up and she's on her knee to my right holding my grandmother's diamond ring that I never wear.

It fits perfectly into the gold jacket that she had made to match hers that holds her grandmother's diamond ring.

"Will you spend your life with me as my partner?"

I nodded as I buried my face into her neck.

69 comments:

Brad said...

First time here, and I'm greeted with a story that even the most hardened wiseass couldn't mock.

Beautiful story, and congratulations.

Dana said...

Ummm ... golly ...

CONGRATULATIONS!

The more I see of love stuff that works, the more I realize that maybe I could have that too! Your relationship has been such an inspiration to me!

SkylersDad said...

That is simply beautiful, many congratulations and best wishes for your continued joy together!

Tina-cious.com said...

Awwwwwwwwww how sweet! :)

melissa said...

This is my first time here and WOW what a beautiful birthday. My waterworks just won't stop today.
I hope you and your love never ending happiness.

Jess said...

Congrats to you both!!!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

wowie!

Knight said...

This is the most romantic birthday I have ever heard of. You caught a wonderful women and she is damn lucky too. I'm very happy for you both.

Jen said...

Congratulations to you and your girl!

Mind of MadMan said...

Congrats to both!!

Fortune Cookies said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm all teary eyed here! Awwwwwww! How wonderfully romantic and sweet!

Biscuit said...

That is just the sweetest thing I have heard in forever! Kisses and congratulations to both of you!

43 ain't old, baby. I'm right behind you, and we're still GIRLS, you know.

Lu' said...

I knew it. When you mentioned the gift purchased so far ahead of time I was thinking, her Girlfriend is in it for the long haul. CONGRATULATIONS! I actually forgot about your vacation. I wear a name tag so I don't forget my name(kidding but my memory does blow) Now a picture of your two hands together with the rings PLEASE. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.

Burfica said...

wow, that is definatly a tear jerker moment.

J said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! You made me cry! :) You guys are so sweet.

Turnbaby said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEE and Happy Birthday and that's just so romantic and awesome!

Rage Angel said...

Beautiful! Congratulations.

Ashmystir said...

Congrats! That's just awesome. I'm so glad that you've found love and someone to return that love to you. I've read your earlier posts about the darker times of your life but now...it sure looks sunny. Glad you're here to enjoy it.

Hope you both enjoy Boothbay ( I'm guessing that the card stated that you guys are going back for a visit).

:)

Jess said...

Is this a kissing story?!? (sorry, for some reason quotes from The Princess Bride are coming forth!)

Congratulations!!
I am sooooo very happy for you both!!!!!!!!!

Grant said...

Hippy Bertday =) Congrats on the birthday swag.

Jay said...

Oh man. How sweet! Congrats to you two!

Very cool.

vixen kitten said...

Awwwww, what a wonderfully sweet story! Congratulations! :)

I wish you both a lifetime filled with much love and joy.

Micky-T said...

Pretty special! Can't help, but be happy for you both.

Brad said...

That's wonderful sweetie - congratulations! She's a hell of a catch!

I Smile 2 Much said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.... this is so damn awesome. I LOVED reading this. How thoughtful. Very sweet & touching. I am *so* happy for you. For both of you. What a fabulous day; and it looks BEAUTIFUL on you!!!!!! : )

*big happy mushy*sweet smiles on my face*

I'm just lovin' this!

Craze said...

Awww.. that gave me goosebumps! What a beautiful birthday!

Kimmie said...

Awww...that was just so sweet! I am happy for the both of you.

May you have a life of pure Joy and Happiness!

Hugs,
Kimmie

Seamus said...

Congratulations - what a wonderful story to share! :)

Tomscockwhore said...

That is perfect - what a thoughtful and romantic way for her to propose to you! And a fantastic birthday gift - Happy birthday!

Vixen said...

Awwww!!!!! *~*~*CONGRATS~*~*~*

Fu Manchu Dad said...

Super, awesome, beautiful, wonderful, amazing...

Forziquious

Truly a Forziquious occurence!!!

I am so happy for you!

Now, fly out here to CA and get it legalized!! Lots of beautiful coastline, scenic forests, etc. for a good wedding. I guarantee you'll find plenty of clergy happy to help you tie the knot!

Incredibly romantic of your girl, you gots a keeper there.

Congrats again!
FMD

13messages said...

I am filled with joy for the both of you. Best wishes from us.

Akelamalu said...

How romantic!

Congratulations and may I wish you both every happiness. :)

~Deb said...

Congratulations!!! I wish you nothing but love, happiness, health and a beautiful future with your best friend, lover and companion. That was the most romantic proposal!

Dates! Dates! We wanna hear dates! Any time frame yet???

{{hugs to the both of you}}

Scarlet said...

You could not have had a better night, and the story of the rings...is just beautiful.

Stu said...

Wow, just wow. Love is the best. Congratulations, and may you share each other's bliss for the rest of time.

Karen said...

Oh....my goodness. Congrats. I don't know how many more engagements we can take around here. LOL. I am so happy for you.

Rage said...

Wow, congratulations to you both!!

Dianne said...

this made me sooooo happy!!

you go girls ;)

Vodka Mom said...

That is incredible. Congrats!!!!!

Mike said...

you can come up to Ontario and make it official, gay marriage is legal up here.

Unless it's legal where you are too then you know, just stay there.

It's cheaper.

Joy said...

Oh, that's so sweet! What a great birthday and wonderful partner. That ring is beautiful!

Tod said...

Wow, congrats to you both! :)

Butch Boo said...

Congrats indeed

Samantha Alice said...

Oh, wow.

She done good, eh?

BostonPobble said...

*sniff*

CONGRATULATIONS! To the both of you who seem to each have gotten a wonderful partner!

*sniff*

buffalodick said...

By all this, I'm guessing you said "OK".... Happy for both of you!

Peggy said...

That's just lovely! Congratulations! May you always be as happy as you are now. :-)

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Lovely! and congrats and much happiness to both of you :)

ambergail77 said...

Congratulations. That was so sweet and beautiful. I am so happy for you.

Anndi said...

Awesome sweetie. Just awesome. Now I'm going to grin all day.

and I second Turnbaby's
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Jessica said...

Congrats! That is awesome! :)

Reb said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful birthday for both of you.

Bond said...

We follow each other around other blogs, but I have never stopped here.

May I say CONGRATULATIONS and may you both have a loooong journey

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

OMG!!! First of all, Happy Belated Birthday, I've been so swamped and not gotten around to everyone, I didn't know... And Secondly, CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and I know you'll be ecstatically happy together... All My Best!!! -Aunt Jackie

(sorry too lazy to switch accounts)

singlendacity89 said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! AND HAPPY BELATED B-DAY!!!!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Gosh, all these proposals are making me reminisce of mine. Maybe I'll have to blog it.

Congratulations! I wish you both all the happiness that you deserve.

Diva said...

AWESOME!!!!
Congratulations!!!!!

~Jobthingy~ said...

omg i missed this. damn work taking up my internet time.

i have goosebumps.

congrats hun! you deserve it

tt said...

Well, dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!
I get busy and everyone gets engaged!!
I'm so excited for you I can hardly stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats to you and partner!!! May you both enjoy each other for the rest of your lives!!
YAY!!!!!!!!!
She's so romantic isn't she...i got all goosebumpy and shit. :)

Cheryl said...

I came here from Jay's place. What a wonderful story. Congratulations. May you have a long and happy life together!

Bina said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations!!!!!

Janet said...

awww, dude, that's awesome!!!

Marilyn said...

Oh WOW. I'm all teary. Congratulations. I'm glad I scrolled down. I hope you have a lot more days like this one.

Tiggerlane said...

OMG!! That's so beautiful and romantic! Major congratulations and what a wonderful birthday!

Totally beats licking Goldschlager off my counter. Totally.

SO HAPPY FOR THE BOTH OF YOU!

nitebyrd said...

How amazing. How beautiful and wonderful. *sniff* Much happiness to you both!

Sunrunner said...

Beautiful ring! Congratulations!

Sabrae said...

I did about the same thing to my woman on her b-day :) Congrats...

Rtigerlilly said...

That by far is the most beautiful proposal I've heard in a very long time. Congrats to you both!!