It was perfect.
We didn't tell anyone until that evening, enjoying our little secret as we had lunch at our favorite spot in Philly and walked our favorite routes. It was perfect.
By the river
She and her now husband have been together for quite a few years and moved in together very early on. When you know- you know! You know? Ever since then I have always seen them as a unit. An independent, successful, authentic, adventurous, solid, loving unit.
A day well spent
What a beautiful sentiment. To be fiercely proud of one another, to be excited to be around each other. To be in the same team. To love.
A better version of myself
Before Gabby got home I tried to unpack all the remaining boxes (and hide the rest.) When she got home she remarked how nice the apartment looked to which I replied "We just have one box left to open." and got down on one knee.
A Brooklyn Non-Wedding Wedding
As we neared the Pont du Carrousel, I turned around, and he was down on one knee with the perfect ring. I sealed the deal with a resounding "Duh!" It was a no-brainer.
I’ll stick around
She told him "I love food. Keep feeding me, and I likely will stick around". This became and inside joke for years.
Marcin then took my phone to give to a woman so she can take our photo under the tree, and the next thing you know he is down on one knee and proposed in front of everyone right under the tree!!!
He unfolded the cloth, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!! My tears were uncontrollable and I was so SURPRISED! I hugged him so tight.
Kiss the girl!
He greeted me with a quick awkward hug when we were introduced. At one point we were sitting close talking and just completely not paying attention to anything else going on in the room and his friends started chanting "kiss her! kiss her!"