As a tradition, we exchange ornaments every Christmas. This year we did it on Christmas Eve since Friday is our date night. He went to pick up our dinner, which was also a surprise. He came back with my favourite rolls of sushi and a bottle of Bollinger, my favourite Champagne – another surprise! He suggested we open our ornaments before eating, and insisted I open mine first. It read:
“I love to the depth and breadth
and height my soul can reach…”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Marry me and let us explore our souls together.
I must have stared at it for five minutes without speaking, fighting tears. He got down on one knee beside me and asked if that was a yes or no. I enthusiastically replied, “Yes!”
By the way, my ornament to him was a Fabergé Coronation ornament 🙂