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The 30 year wait...

My fiancé and I are high school sweethearts. We went to the same school, and have stood the tests of time over the last 15yrs.
Samuel and I decided when we were younger that we wanted to wait until we were 30yrs old before we got engaged. I can tell you that over the years I secretly wished we had never made that promise…it was too long to wait!!
I have known I wanted to marry Sam since I was 17, but I can tell you that it was worth the wait!
We decided for our 30th birthdays (we are only a week apart in age) that we would treat ourselves to a vacation in Florida. I told my girlfriends that I had a feeling this was the time that he was FINALLY going to propose! What he didn’t know, was that I had already picked out my dress, my hair style AND where I wanted our reception!!
By the last day of our vacation I was so afraid he wouldn’t ask, that I had been wrong, and I was so very sad and disappointed. We were sitting at dinner and Sam asked me what was wrong, why I looked so sad, and if I had not had a good time on our holiday.
I wanted to blurt out “you haven’t proposed!!!!!” but I just smiled and said of course I had a great time, and was just sad to be going home.
He then took my hand and looked deep into my eyes, and said “I know you too well after 15yrs, and I think I know why you are so sad”. He then put his hand in his pocket and pulled out the most beautiful ring I had every seen!! “Will this make you as happy as it will make me?” he asked!
I of course burst into tears, and said “Yes” to the applause of all the other people in the restaurant seated around us. We are getting married next month, and I could not be happier! He was definitely worth the wait.

- Submitted By Elizabeth (Dunwoody, GA) on Thu, Jan 14th 2010, 09:17

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