I proposed on Saturday and everything went great after hitting a couple of snags along the way! After the initial shock wore off, Desrene said yes. She was totally shocked and had absolutely no idea it was coming. The day didn’t start off too well because we were running behind "my" schedule. I had wanted to do it as early as possible on Saturday because it was supposed to rain later in the day. However, it was 1:40 in the afternoon and Desrene still had not returned from running errands. So, I called her to try to have her speed things up and that kind of back-fired on me. She felt like I was rushing her home because she had no idea that I had very urgent plans. I wanted to propose to her in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens which is across the street from Prospect Park. I figured if all else fails I could propose to her in the Prospect Park. I had planned to get her over there by going to purchase tickets for a circus that’s taking place in the park. I was then going to suggest that we check out the Botanical Gardens. However, when we got to Prospect Park it had started to drizzle. We also were kind of rushing home because we had tickets to a play in the city.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t suggest that we walk around the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for half an hour in the rain when we needed to get home. Then she didn’t want to come out of the car in the rain because she had just had her hair done two days before! I was kicking myself because I had forgotten to bring an umbrella when I knew there was a chance of rain! I figured that there was no way she was getting out of the car. I thought I might have to propose to her on the curb! I didn’t want to do it at night because I didn’t really have a special plan for that. Luckily, I convinced her to come with me by telling her that I wanted to get tickets for a date we could both make it and to make sure I got good seats. However, when she got out of the car she left me in the dust for making her walk in the rain! We proceeded to the ticket window along with hordes of people going to the circus and, unbeknownst to her, not enough money to purchase the amount of tickets we needed. I managed to nudge her off the path we were walking on and stopped behind a tree.
I told her that I knew she was mad at me but to try not to be for the next couple of minutes. I began my little speech and got down on my knee. A couple had passed behind us and started yelling to say "Yes." I thought "Great, I’ve got an audience now." That’s when she went into shock! After she said yes, I stood up and the couple yelled, "Give her a kiss!" Then we rushed back to the car and I filled her in on how and when I pulled everything off.