I've titled this "It happened" because I always knew it would. When two people are meant to be together, that is just what happens.
Yes! Math Man and I got engaged this weekend!
Now for the story. As much for you bloggyland, as for me, because I don't want to forget a moment of it. (And with all the adrenaline I've had pumping through me this weekend I'm worried I might start to forget some of the details quickly) We had a wonderful weekend in Charleston. Friday, we spent walking Folly Beach. We actually got all the way to the south end of the island and then it started to rain. Mr. Mason (who never enjoys being wet) didn't seem too pleased, but Math Man and I huddled our heads close to each other under the umbrella and were glad we'd worn sneakers. We walked quickly because we could hear thunder and we both got pretty wet, but we managed to not be cold (ah, Charleston) and we were also enjoying having the beach to ourselves. We had lunch at Rita's (dog friendly covered patio!) and then headed back to our hotel for a quick nap (we were vacationing after all)!
We woke up, showered, and then set out to enjoy the sunshine that had finally burned the clouds away. Math Man had brough a bottle of wine and our hotel was nice enough to provide wine glasses. We sat (on towels to keep our butts drry) on a bench on the bluff overlooking the Ashley River and the marsh. For a few minutes we talked with another couple there. They told us that they were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. We congratulated them and chatted with them a bit more before they walked off.
Math Man and I started to talk about all our many trips to Charleston. And then he said that I was his best friend and that if we wanted to be back celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary, we'd better get on it. He got down on one knee and I can't even tell you what else he said. I leaped up, almost knocked him completely down (causing Mr. Mason quite a bit of excitment), and we had a big hug. I had tears in my eyes and just couldn't stop smiling. At some point, while we were still hugging, he said, "You know I have a ring."
And he did. And it's GORGEOUS. I love it. But mostly, I just love him. So very much. I've been engaged now for not even a full four days and I am still floating on the clouds. Smiling to myself. Pinching myself to make sure it's real. And spending huge amounts of time looking down at my left hand.
I am the luckiest girl in the world. Math Man, you are worth every single second of the wait and I cannot wait to be your wife!