Wednesday, June 22, 2011

He proposed to me...10 years ago

My 10 year anniversary is tomorrow, so I thought I’d share my proposal…

Without going into too much detail, we were young and dumb while dating, but eventually got our heads put back in the right place and got back together. 

We were both in the military. In October, I was just told that I was going to be medically discharged. That was kind of scary because I didn’t know what I was going to do next! Well, that very same day I was told, I was sent to the field with my brand new unit. Just a few things going on all at once…eeek!

When I came home a few weeks later, My Love had left me a dozen roses! Awww…how sweet! We met up to go grocery shopping (we liked to cook together) and he was sooo not himself that night…he seemed so stressed, so I asked…”What’s wrong?” Him: “Stress” (I know there was more conversation than this, but not a whole lot more---very uncommon for us).

We got back to the barracks and put groceries away and I sat down on the couch. He was up kind of pacing…he walked over to his jacket and said, here, I have something for you. He handed me a piece of computer paper folded up like a card…Here was what was on the front (yes, this is the actual card!):

I had NO clue what it was going to say…I do remember thinking that maybe it would be something asking me to stick around the area when I got out instead of going off to Arizona to go to college (like we had talked about). So, I opened it…

I was flabbergasted…stunned…

I remember very clearly asking “Ummm, are you sure?”

I don’t even remember saying yes, though I obviously did at some point. Come to find out later that My  Love was sitting holding his breath the whole time, ready to bolt out of the room if I said “no”. 

Oh yeah, and he had also called my Daddy and asked for my hand in marriage before he asked me. He’s awesome.

So, not long after that, I got out of the military and we were married and it’s been an awesome adventure since then!

How were you proposed to?


  1. Omygoodness so sweet! And I love the card...
    Happy Anniversary to you!

  2. Mom told him "You are a fool if you don't ask that girl to marry you. Just write it down on a piece of paper and give it to her! BUT, call her Dad first and get his permission!" For once, he followed his mother's advice. I'm certainly glad he did. Ericka is a wonderful daughter-in-law. I feel very blessed to have her as my daughter.

  3. Happy Anniversary! My hubby and I picked out my engagement ring together so I knew it was going to happen eventually, but he still managed to surprise me. I had been out of town and even though he didn't have a car and lived over an hour away, he showed up at my door as soon as I got back from the airport, wearing a suit, and got down on one knee and proposed. I'll never forget it.

    ICLW #9

  4. Happy Anniversary! And yes, that was me in the waiting room. I always have a book with me since the wait is always long. I'm sure we'll be seeing each other again in there sometime. We'll have to introduce ourselves next time! Hope the u/s goes well tomorrow.

  5. What a sweet proposal! Congrats on your anniversary!

    ICLW #53

  6. Happy anniversary!

    My husband proposed by writing it down, too. I thought he was kidding, and starting giving him a hard time. Oops, not so much! I still have it, too. I want to have it framed some day.

  7. How very sweet and romantic. Happy 10th Anniversary.

    ICLW #10

  8. Mine never did, Military said "if you want her to go with you you have to get married. by the way you are leaving thursday" on the way home he said "well I guess we are getting married" Got married the next day.