Thursday, February 4, 2016

Little Yellow Pouch

Inspired by Mama Kat's writing prompts (Mama's Losin' It)

Write about your proposal. Were you surprised?

While I had pretty much decided on our first date I was going to marry Brad, it took a while to get there.  When we had been dating about 3 months he gave me a Claddagh ring in a little yellow satiny pouch.  I loved the ring, but made him take back the pouch.  It is refillable I told him.

Seven months later we bought a house and settled into a new life.  Before we bought the house we did talk about getting married.  I wasn't going to push him, but I needed to know he was thinking to same way.  He assured me he was and that was that.  I amazed myself with my patience - I didn't bother him about it at all.

On a rainy morning in August, nearly a year after we moved into our house, I sent him out for a special, locally-produced maple syrupHe returned, presented me with a different syrup and the yellow satin pouch.  

When I finally turned my attention from the wrong syrup to the pouch, I was completely surprised.  Inside was a beautiful engagement ring - just what I wanted.  I'd never been engaged before, and it was awesome...exciting and surreal and crazy and wonderful.

What made the day even more special was that it was my grandparents' wedding anniversary.  They have both been gone for some time and Brad had no idea.

And that was the story of our engagement and the beginning of the next incredible leg of our journey.

If  you think life doesn't hold any happy surprises for you - I say to you - oh yes it does.  Be sure to keep yourself open to receiving them.



  1. What a wonderful story! I love how you told him the pouch was refillable - hint, hint. So cute.

  2. That's such a cute story. I LOVE how you said the pouch was refillable! Glad he took the hint and finally put a different ring in it. It was touching to see that it was on your grandparent's anniversary. Very special. I wrote about a book review for Kat's writing prompt. I'd written about our proposal, and it'll be a year since he proposed next Friday. =)

  3. Thank you both!

    Mimi -- so sweet that it's almost a year :) Congratulations. you're connected to my story (I called my grandmother Mimi) ♥

  4. He asked you to marry him on your grandparents wedding anniversary!? That is fate!!