Handyman Boyfriend Becomes Handyman Fiance With This Great Proposal Video
I feel really bad. I feel like I should have spent more time and put more thought into my proposal. I knew she was gonna say yes, but I was so worried about screwing it up that I couldn't focus on anything other than speaking words and going to one knee.
The proposal was a nighttime proposal on the sand at Virginia Beach. We got to where we wanted to sit down and as I laid out the blanket I pretended to tie my shoe. When I came back up I had the ring in my hand. I was actually so worried about the ring falling out of my shirt pocket that I proposed a lot earlier than I had intended.
At no point in time did I think I needed to film or photograph this event. There were no smartphones. I was still using disposable cameras (remember those?) at the time, and there was no hope of getting a good shot at night. We just went and watched a Beatles cover band and called it a night.
I feel really bad because my wife deserved more. She deserved something clever and creative. I'm not talking about a jumbotron proposal. That's cheesy unless she's the daughter of the team's owner or a cheerleader. But, as creative as I like to consider myself, I should have thought it out more.
This gentleman not only thought out a great proposal idea, he built an entire handmade armoire in which to put the ring. Talk about another moment of the bar raising. I can't even assemble IKEA furniture, so I can't imagine constructing something from hand that's expected to stand the test of time.
The worst part of this engagement is that there's a lot of pressure on that armoire surviving. If the armoire loses a handle, or a drawer comes off the tracks, chances are good that she'll use that as some sort of metaphor on their relationship. I've seen it personally. Not from something I built, of course. My wife fully expects something I've constructed to fall apart within hours.
Hey, I'd marry the guy for great, one-of-a-kind furniture like that.