beautiful story! it happened as it should.
Originally Posted by SenoritaBronco
We had discussed moving in together and the fact that he didn't want to ever get married, I was ok with it - not thrilled but ok. A few weeks after that conversation his Grandmother passed away and after leaving work to be with him and spending the day comforting him he started talking about how special I am to him and how I am the only person he would ever consider marrying.
After the previous conversation and the fact that he was going through so much I just responded "OK". He then suggested that we have a 'pretend' wedding on our upcoming trip to Mexico, to which I again simply responded "OK". That quickly changed to maybe we should do the real thing and elope when we go (3 months later), again he simply got an "OK" from me. The next words out of his mouth were met with much more excitement when he said we couldn't do that and we should call our parents right away to tell them. We got my parents out of bed that night and his folks thought they were dreaming (he was 41 at the time and had been telling them since he was a teenager that he would never marry), he still thinks that he owes me a super romantic proposal but I think that the way it happened was perfect!
It was a very short engagement but we were able to have 29 friends and family members join us and since his Dad passed away 9 months later I am very happy that things happened exactly as they did and we were able to share our day with him.