Sunday, April 1, 2007
It was ten years ago today that John proposed to me. Yes, that's right, he proposed on April Fool's Day! Why you might ask? Well, as he explained it to me, he knows women are absolutely crazy for remembering specific dates about first date, first kiss date, first time couples say the same thing at the same time....you get the picture. So, he figured that he was less likely to forget the proposal date if he made it memorable, so he picked April 1st. However, that's not the only thing that was memorable....the proposal took place over the telephone. Yep, over the phone. You see, the night before when we were out for the evening, he asked me if I was aware that tomorrow was April Fool's Day and that it only lasted til noon. I said yes, that's right because our teachers never let us play tricks after lunch, only during the morning. Good, he said, then I'm going to call you tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. I have an important question to ask you and I just want a yes or a no, no explanations or hesitation, just yes or no. I reminded him I had a job interview at 3 p.m. and that if his call was delayed for any reason, I would have to leave the house by 1 o'clock, but yes, I would be home at the time he said. The next day, late morning, I began to get a little nervous. I was pretty sure he was going to propose, but as the saying goes, don't count your chickens before they're hatched, right? Twelve noon came and went, as did 12:05, 12:10 and 12:15. About 12:17 p.m. (I remember only because I was watching the digital clock) the phone rang. It was John and he apologized for being late, but he had been on a long distance call and couldn't get the person off the phone. He did sound a little strange, breathless like, and reminded me he was going to ask a question to which the answer had to be swift and short. I said okay, ask. He did, I said, without hesitation, yes and that was the truly romantic marriage proposal. Not because it came with flowers or wine or on bended knee, but because he wanted to ask on a day that he would remember forever because he knew I certainly would. To this day, neither one of us has ever forgotten April 1st, the day he took a huge gamble and won ME!
Please note the watermark on my card. I was able to do this because of the terrific tutorial found on the blog of Stampin' Kub. I actually found the link on Erin K's blog, so thanks, Erin, for posting such great information.
This card is also my entry into "Shack Survivor", a contest being held on The Stamp Shack. I hope I win, but there will be many, many entries by some extremely talented people, but I can still hope!