On October 6, 2003, Alex took a trip to Hot Springs with his friend Ryan. We were both in college at Henderson and I lived in the Bamajawa Apartments. I had wanted to go to Hot Springs with Alex but he insisted that it was a trip for him and Ryan. So, I decided to plan a trip to Hot Springs on my own. My cousin and best friend, Brent, and I went to Hot Springs together. We got back to my apartment later that evening and Alex came over later. My apartment was really really small. The kitchen and living room were all one room and there were little accordian doors between the living room and bedroom. Alex took me into my bedroom and shut the little door. Brent was watching tv in the living room. Alex sat me on my bed and got on one knee. He then asked me to marry him. I was stunned, and sat there quietly for too long apparently. He said, "Aren't you going to say anything?" And I said...."Did you ask my Daddy??" Alex let out a long sigh and eventually I said yes (obviously). Alex then explained that he had just came back from the jewelry store in Hot Springs and the ring was 'burning a hole in his pocket". He hadn't planned on asking me that way but he couldn't wait.
Alex and I are approaching our 5 year wedding anniversary. One evening a few weeks ago, Brent was at our house visiting and Alex took me into the bedroom. He sat me down and got on one knee. He pulled out a ring box and asked me to marry him again. Tears came to my eyes. Not because of the beauty of the ring (I love it though) but because he had planned it out. Brent was in the next room (with our children this time) and he it was incredibly thoughtful. So, I appropriately answered, "Did you ask my Daddy??"
It was probably the sweetest thing he has done for me since we have been married. He has done a lot of sweet things, but the thoughtfulness meant so much to me. That is why this is my "braggy blog". I had to share this story that means so much to me.