December 23rd 2009
We sat near his Christmas tree,
wrapping paper scattered all around us.
Snuggling close together, admiring our new gifts
and enjoying our first Christmas together.
There was a necklace I had been hinting that I’d really like
but instead, he picked out a very pretty pair of earrings by the same designer.
He teased that I was disappointed that it wasn’t the necklace.
Maybe a smidge, but I loved that he picked this on his own.
He looked at me with a twinkle in his eye and said
“ok… well, there may be one.more.present.
You might want to go check in my stocking.”
I jumped up and ran over to look in the stocking.
Inside was the necklace I had been hoping for.
I was so happy!
but not just to see the necklace, although it was pretty and nice…
But nothing compared to the look on his face,
his excitement to surprise me and to see me happy,
the extra planning to make it special.
And, that’s the moment I knew.
I love him.
Now, the moment I actually said it? Well, that’s a whole other story. 🙂
When did you know?