So, I probably don't seem like it but I am an incredibly private person. Sure, I talk about constipation or anxiety problems but I keep things pretty close to the vest. One of those things in particular is my relationship with Chad.
It is such a sacred thing to me. He is the most important person in my life and I hold our relationship as one of the most important things in my life. And I don't often express romantic feelings or situations about us on the blog because it's just not something that I talk about publicly much. It's too special, really. And I get so shy about that stuff.
I think that I show the great friendship that we have more than anything. And to be honest, it's the best friendship I have EVER had in my entire life. The guy is my best friend. Through and through. But we actually do love and care for each other in a romantic way. Believe it or not, hahaha.
But for once, I want to share a really mushy post because Chad put together something really special for me and I never want to forget it. Don't worry, it's not a TMI situation but was romantic.
While we were in Bear Lake, Chad told me he had a surprise for me. I was really excited to find out what it was because I had NO clue. I did know that he had asked his Mom to help with something and so, I was shy and nervous (as I often get when put in the center of situations).
I could tell he was nervous about the whole thing. Because every time I brought it up he would get kinda twitchy and he kept saying he wanted everything to be perfect. Now, keep in mind that during this time I was so sick with the cold from Satan and it had been raining for several days while we were up there.
But, finally the evening arrived where he felt the timing and lighting and a break from the rain, would be perfect. So, we packed up, just he and I, and went for a drive (too many commas in that sentence, I am sure).
Chad took to me to a grassy field, far away from any people that he had scoped out earlier in the week. It was perfectly overcast (Chad and I love rainy weather, we always say that it's cloudy because God loves us). He asked me to wait by the car really quick while he went and set something up, so I waited.
When he came back and got me, I walk up to see this perfect little picnic set up. His Mom, with her amazing taste, had helped him find the most adorable picnic gear including a real wool blanket, basket, plates, flowers and more. We had sparkling cider and fancy cheese with crackers. It was all so adorable and breathtaking against the green hills behind it.
I was blown away. It was SO sweet and perfectly romantic for he and I. Like I said before, we like privacy and this little picnic away from everything was just perfect. I noticed that he brought a book as well (which was no surprise). So we sat down and he said "I'll start to get the drinks ready, will you open the book, I have marked the section I want us to read".
So I grabbed the book (it was The Fellowship of the Ring, he knows the way to my heart) and opened it to the passage that he had marked with a ribbon (it was the passage about speaking "friend" at the Gates of Moria, because we are such good friends. Have I ever mentioned what nerds we are?).
There, tied at the end of the ribbon, was a ring.
Now, to provide a slight background, about 4 years ago, I had lost my diamond wedding band. I was at work and I dropped it on the ground and it VANISHED, never to be seen again. I was moving furniture and searching high and low but was completely gone. It was truly sad and heart wrenching because it was from the man I loved. I felt so terrible about it. As years went by, I was equally as sad. It wasn't a super flashy ring, just a thin band with tiny little diamonds on half the band but it was super special to me.
Back to the romantic evening: tied to the end of the ribbon was the exact same ring that I lost 4 years prior. It wasn't MY old ring but Chad had replaced it with a new one. And it's perfectly identical and exactly what I wanted. My heart leapt. I couldn't believe he had replaced something so special that had once been lost. It was the perfect size and the perfect fit. I immediately remembered how it felt on my finger. It's like memorizing a song on the piano and your fingers can remember it after so many years. It was the same feeling. Completely recognizable and familiar.
|Here is the new diamond wedding band with my original engagement band.|
|Don't mind my old undipped engagement band. That's just the way I like it.|
After I saw the ring my eyes started to water and I was speechless. I just remember saying "oh my gosh, my ring!" and "Chad, thank you, you're amazing" over and over again. So, he put the ring on my finger and said some amazingly sweet things and we both cried. Prior to any of this, we had many conversations about if we would marry each other again. Chad and I have had some crazy things happen during our marriage. Usually outside sources of chaos but it came with hard times in life. But we always said we would totally get married again, if he were to ask me again today. And that was what he asked "would you marry me again?" and I obviously said "Yes! A million times over".
And then we made out and ate cheese and drank sparkling cider. It was so romantic, with my best friend. Afterward I was like "crap, I really have to step up my surprises for Chad. Nothing compares to this!" haha.
|Us on our romantic date. Please keep in mind I had been sick all week.|
...and went to La Beau's cuz girlfriend needed a corndog and onion rings to celebrate. Hahahahaha!
There you have it. That was our most romantic evening, all thanks to my husband. Chad, I truly can't thank you enough for this evening. It was such a kind gesture and it really meant the world to me. I will never, ever, forget it.