Thirteen years ago today, The Chief made me an offer I couldn't (and didn't want to!) refuse.
Even though it was on the eve of Valentine's Day -- a Friday the 13th, no less -- his proposal was completely unexpected!
I was never a big one for celebrating "Hallmark Holidays," but we had a chance for a kids-free date (his girls were 10 and 6 at the time), and had agreed to exchange simple gifts before going out to dinner. I had gotten him a plaque that would look good on the wall of his dining room, and he got me a single red rose, and a mug. The mug was decorated with a rainbow, and the saying, "When God closes a door, He opens a window." The Chief had loaded it up with my favorite sugar-free peanut butter cups.
He gave me his gift, first.
"Aw, how sweet," I said, putting the mug down on the table, and reaching for my gift for him.
"Wait a minute," says he, picking up the mug. "What's this, under all these chocolates?" I eyed him curiously as he dumped the candy into his hand ... uncovering a small, black velvet box.
I gasped. He opened the box, revealing a beautiful ring composed of three diamonds (one for him, and one each for Step 1 & Step 2!) and got down on one knee.
Of course, I said "YES!"
And I've never, ever regretted it.
Happy Engagement Anniversary to my Chief! :)