It was a Friday and I am usually a little tired when I get home after a long week at work. But on that special Friday, I walked in to a HUGE red vase on the kitchen table full of my favorite flowers, which are the always cheerful Gerber Daisies. They were placed on a deep red velvet material I had never seen before. Little red foil paper hearts were artfully scattered all around the flowers. Russ walked up to me and gave me a big hug and kiss. I said, "Thank you for the beautiful flowers. I have always thought it would be sweet if you gave me my favorites!" He usually gets me roses, which are also very sweet but I had recently mentioned how much I love the brightly colored Gerber Daisies.
He said, "Why don’t you look under the couch?" I was confused but went ahead and got on the floor to look under there.
A little gray and white cat peeked her head out at me. We had been looking at cats for the past couple weeks and a couple days before we had seen this gray and white kitten and I had told him how much I liked her and wanted to pick her up that weekend but hoped no one adopted her before me. I even had a name picked out for her because of the heather gray on her back and tail. She was so cute with her little pink ears and pink nose! She remembered me right away and started purring and rubbing her head on my knee and then crawling right into my lap. I had never owned a pet and was so excited she liked me so much and remembered me. I noticed she had a pretty pink collar on which was a lot different than the sterile looking plastic collar she had on at the shelter.
I asked Russ if he had gotten her this pink collar or if they gave it to him when he got her. He said, "Yes, that’s a special collar for the both of you." He turned it around and there was a beautiful diamond ring on it. He unclasped her collar and took off the ring while I was in shock! He said, "I’ve known we were supposed to be together forever from the day we met and now that the timing is right, I want you to be my wife." I cried out a yes while he replaced the promise ring I had been wearing for 8 years since high school with this huge round solitaire set in platinum.
He told me when he went to look for Heather, she had been moved to a different location where they thought she would be adopted faster. He called the place to make sure she was still there and to get directions. It was 50 miles away and he drove all the way up there just to pick her up. Apparently, right when he got there, a little girl was poking her through her cage and scaring her. She was begging her mom to buy her and just as she was about to agree, Russ quickly stepped up to the counter and said he had just called about that cat and they were more than happy to give her to him! I am thrilled and feel everything worked out just the way it was supposed to. Russ thought giving me Heather would be a constant reminder of the love and happiness that day brought us. It was the perfect proposal!!
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