The Proposal

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 🙂


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