Thursday, October 4, 2012
If you've read my About Me page, then you'll know that I'm engaged to the love of my life.
This is the love of my life - Macky.
We've been together for (unofficially) seven years now, and we're getting married next September.
This is the story of how he proposed to me.
It happened in a bookstore, on the 25th of April.
Macky and I had gone to Fully Booked in Fort Bonifacio (which is probably the biggest bookstore in the Philippines, and one of my favorite places in the world!) in order to check out the mini-theater venue in the basement that he’d rented for his birthday concert.
When we arrived, we found out that someone was currently using the area, so we couldn’t actually go in and check everything out. Instead of leaving to find somewhere to eat, we ended up going to Starbucks for a bite before we hit up my (obviously) favorite section in the store – the young adult books located on the second floor.
I walked up and down the aisles, looking at the books and pointing out titles I thought Macky might like. He wasn’t paying as much attention to me as I expected, but I figured it was normal since I’m really still the bigger bookworm out of the two of us.
Eventually, we had covered the entire YA section and were standing in the last row before the cookbooks/food section started. He suddenly dropped the backpack he’d been carrying and rifled through it to take out his laptop. I was highly amused when he asked me if I could check out the Powerpoint presentation he’d made for the concert, but I agreed since I’d already promised to help fix it up a little bit.
He opened up a presentation, and then flicked on over to iTunes to start playing the song that went along with it, before turning so I could see the screen. It made me smile, the presentation, as it flashed photos of many of my favorite Disney couples – Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Jasmine, Simba and Nala, and so on. Plus, the lyrics were beautiful and made me feel all sentimental since I could tell it was an original song he’d written.
At some point, I cracked a joke that people would think he was proposing to me with this song if he performed it at the concert. He just smiled and shook his head, before handing me the laptop and bending down to dig in his bag for a flash drive to store the presentation on for me. I continued to watch the presentation, smiling as the photos were suddenly photos of us in all the six or so years we’d been together.
As the music swelled, I turned to my left to make a silly comment, but all the words flew out of my mouth when I saw him on one knee, ring in hand, a question in his eyes.
Placing the laptop on a conveniently located shelf, I immediately jumped into his arms, saying only one thing over and over again – yes.