My fiance and I got engaged on Christmas Day 2009. I always tell him he "saved Christmas" and here's why.
I was baking cookies on Chirstmas Eve when the phone rang. My dad had been rushed to hospital from work because of chest pains. I ended up spending Christmas evening in the hospital waiting for my dad to be discharged from the hospital. We were supposed to have a family get-together that night but it obviously could not happen. On Christmas morning ,my boyfriend gave me a beautiful Coach purse - I loved it so much because it was perfect and I knew he had had such a bad season at work so I knew he had saved to get it for me.
We went to my family dinner for Christmas & had a great time. When we came home, we were sitting at our kitchen table and we were going to have a glass of wine. My boyfriend asked me how I like my purse. "I love it" I said and I opened it up to show him the inside and I saw a box in one of the pockets. I looked at him & didn't know what to do. He grabbed the box and got down on one knee and proposed. He made our dog Wendel sit beside him and give me his paw and he asked me to marry him. It was so cute and unexpected I bawled my eyes out. It was the best Christmas ever. And my Dad was Ok.