Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Three Years Ago Today...

I got engaged. It was the last day of Alex's first year of med school and we had plans to go out and celebrate. We got all dressed up and had dinner at Top of the Hub. After dinner, Alex suggested we go to the Public Garden. I was hesitant because my feet were killing me but he was pretty insistent on it. So we went to the garden, strolled hand-in-hand, and talked about how quickly time had gone by and how amazing it was to have one year of med school done with. We stopped at a bench across from the swans and Alex asked me if I wanted to dance. The man NEVER dances so I knew something was up. I told him there was no music and he played John Legend's "Live It Up" from his pocket PC. Sneaky little devil had his pocket PC on him the whole time. We danced in the park and ignored the other lovebirds strolling by us. Alex said the most beautiful things he could have said and then asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes and then we called both families. Sneaky little devil, part 2, had the engagement ring on him the whole time. I don't know how anyone can be so sneaky about something so huge.

I can't believe it's been 3 years since that night. I can't believe how vivid that night is in my mind. I can feel that night as if I am reliving it. That night I felt calm, at peace, and incredibly in love. Three years later I feel even more in love as I have seen Alex grow into more of a man and into a husband. I am thankful he asked me to marry him 3 years ago and saying yes was the best thing I have ever done. While I was studying for finals, Alex really stepped it up and cooked for us every single night. I didn't think he had it in him but he did. And he did an amazing job and picked meals I never would have picked because I thought he wouldn't like them. As I ate each dinner I thought about how lucky I was to have someone who was willing to go outside of their comfort zone for me. I was continually reminded of how smart I was to say yes 3 years ago because if not, I would have let a good one get away.

Here are some of the meals Alex cooked for us:

Steak with chimichurri
Picadillo
Burgers with a fried egg
Arroz con salchicha
Cajun meatloaf with rice pilaf
Caribbean Chicken
White chili
Steak with a balsamic reduction

6 comments:

natasha said...

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Jackie said...

Awesome! My hubby can cook, but nothing fancy like yours! Congrats

Eliana said...

You are a lucky lady.

Stephanie said...

What a great engagement story! He cooked you some wonderful meals!

Cookie said...

What a lucky girl! That Cajun Meatloaf looks to die for!

Elyse said...

Awww, what an awesome proposal!! Alex sounds like quite the romantic. And quite the cook too!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful story with us.