We hung out, went on a whale watch, and just enjoyed each other's company!
I boarded my flight home this morning around 8am, totally exhausted from lack of sleep and the early wake up. I was eager to see Mirza, but not so thrilled on the idea of coming home and right back to work tomorrow.
Mirza was relieved to see me. Usually, when I go away he greets me with a cute homemade card or flowers, but this time he told me that he and Abbey wrote me a song, instead. I didn't think anything of it since Mirza is a musician and often writes me silly songs. In hindsight, he did seem especially more giddy than usual, but I figured he honestly was just bored without me all week.
As soon as we walked in the door, he was ready to play me the song. I thought nothing of it...it was cute. The lyrics rhymed and talked about how he and Abbey (the cat!) missed me so much and they never want me to leave again, and he sang, "Will you marry me??" over and over at the end in melody...and ended it with, "Somedaaaay, some daaaay." I kind of gave a sarcastic, bitter look like, "pft, yeah, someday...thanks!!!" haha. The song ended and he's like, "Did you like my song?" and I said, "Oh yeah, it was nice.." I didn't take it as a literal proposal, of course.
He then got up and proceeded to the other room saying, "I have something else for you...something I made," to which I replied, "Oh yeah, did Abbey help with this one, too?" thinking it was a card. And he said...Nope, just him.
He walked back out to me on the couch with something behind his back, and then pulled out the box, got on his knee and proposed!
I immediately was shocked and laughing yelled, "SHUT UP!!" and proceeded to interrogate him with, "Is this for real?? what?? where did you get this?? is this from a machine? are you messing with me? na-ah,..REALLY???" hahhaha. I also grabbed the ring during the process and just couldn't believe it.
We've been together 8 and a half years this month and we've known practically since day one that we'd be married, but were waiting until we both finished school, etc. There was never a question of if, just the timing of when.
Let's just say that it was a great "welcome home" surprise, for sure!
The proposal was so "us," in that we're both pretty low-key, private, and modest. He said that he did have other ideas with the airport involved, but he thought that I might just be embarrassed and he was right. I really loved it because he incorporated his music side, as well as the silly-side of us. It could not have been more perfect for us!!
I love my ring!!!! It is so "me"...elegantly simple and beautiful. Unfortunately, it needs to be resized, so I had to drop it off and won't get it back until tomorrow evening...and I am working. boo!!
Love, love, love...