So my FI and I have been together for 7 years and we have two children. We have been talking about getting married but I was still very much surprised when he actually proposed....
It was my birthday week-end and I wanted to go to Times Square New York for the day. So my mom agreed to babysit our kids for the whole week-end. So I dropped our kids off with my mom that Friday night and right before going to bed my FI told me that in the morning he was going to get up early to get the car ready and get money out etc. So when I woke up Saturday morning he was gone for about an hour, when he returned we got in the car and took off for New York.
I was driving (because I get car sick if I am not driving LOL) so he was sitting in the passenger seat video taping me as I am driving explaining where we were going etc. I am thinking ok he has the camera out because we are going to NY I am not thinking anything of it (well he actually had it because he wanted to document the whole day). So we arrive to NY its 3 weeks before Christmas so everything down there was decorated and was amazing to look at. We went to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, ate, walked around, went into all of the shops, we attempted ice skating at Bryant Park but the line was way too long so we just took in the beautiful atmosphere. The whole day was gorgeous.
By nightfall we headed back to Times Square and in the center there are big red bleachers for tourists to climb to the top and get a view of the entire Times Square area. So My FI said to me I want to go to the top of those bleachers. So we made our way through the crowd to the top. While standing up there the view was amazing. FI was videotaping everything (we have a huge portrait of Times Square in our living room, the picture is black and white and the cabbies are yellow its an awesome picture) so he turns to me (with the video camera) and he says "So you know we are standing right where that picture we have in our living room was taken." I said "Oh Yeah we are." and he says "Yeah but right now that picture doesn't mean anything to us." and I said "What do you mean it's a nice picture?" and he says "Yeah but it doesn't mean anything." I looked confused at this point and I said "Well what do youwant to do?" and he says "You should scream out "I LOVE NEW YORK!"I said "I am not doing that are you crazy there are all of these people here!" and he says "Well then how about this...so I turned to him and he was holding the camera in one hand and the ring in the other!! I started freaking out!!! I was so excited and of course I said "YES!!"
So the next morning FI was on the computer putting all of the videos together. So I sat next to him and he said I want to show you something so he pulls up a video that he made that Friday night before we left, he is talking into the camera explaining what he was planning on doing the next day, he zooms in on our picture on our living room wall saying that is where he was going to propose and he zooms in on the ring etc. It was so nice. Then he says "I have one more video to show you" and I said "ok"â€¦
So the video is him walking outside and I see trees behind him, I am wondering where is he at? So he starts talking into the camera, "So today I am going to ask Tiffany to marry me but there is one thing I have to do first before I ask her, I know how much this meant to her so I really hope she appreciates it." He then turns the camera around and he is at the cemetery....my dad had past away in 2008 unexpectedly and it has been a huge devastation for me and my family. I was a daddy's girl and I had told my FI years ago that if he ever wanted to marry me he had to ask my dad for permission, but when my dad passed away I kind of thought that request went with it...well my FI made it happen...he walked up to my dad's grave stone placed the camera on top of it and he got down and he started talking to my dad he said "Hello Mr. Marcus, I am coming to you today to ask for your daughter's hand in marriage...I donâ€™t really expect an answer but if you can just give me a sign that we have your blessing"...he told my dad that he was debating how to go about this he was not sure if he should ask my mom or one of my brothers but he kept coming back to the fact that he knew I wanted him to ask my dad... he then promised my dad that he would love me and take care of me and he hoped that he will be just as good of a husband and father as my dad was etc. He went on for about 10 minutes!!!
I was hysterically crying! It was the most amazing thing he could have ever done. The fact that he knew how much that meant to me just adds to the many reasons why I want to spend the rest of my life with him!!
I told my FI "Daddy did bless our day because the weather and the whole day were gorgeous and everything went perfectly!!" I know my dad is in heaven crying tears of joy!!