Hello, all! My hubby is officially home on R&R!! =D I am so, so happy to have him here with me for this short time. So, I will be blogging very little while he's here. I am going to enjoy these 2 weeks with him as much as possible. I have good news for you, though! I have some wonderful, amazing bloggers lined up to post for me while I'm gone!
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Mrs. Muffins!! I love, love, love her!! If I remember correctly, she was one of the first milspouse bloggers that I followed when I started blogging. Hehe. =) I was super excited when she agreed to blog for me...and even more excited to read her post. Here it is!
When your boyfriend is in the military, having him come home on leave for the holidays is the best gift you could ever ask for. That is of course, unless you count having him propose to you while he’s home too! That’s exactly what happened to me five years ago.
Matt had been stationed in Okinawa, Japan for two years already and before he reported to his next duty station, he came home for ten days. I picked him up from the airport and for pretty much every minute he was home, we were inseparable. On Christmas Eve, for a reason I can’t remember, I decided to get a manicure so Matt took me to the mall and dropped me off.
When he came to pick me up, he came in and as we were walking out Matt walked over to my door like he was going to open it for me. He stopped, pulled out a ring box and said, “Just say yes.” Of course I said yes and that was it, we were engaged!
Four days later, it was coming to the end of Matt’s leave. We woke up and Matt looked at me and asked, “Do you want to get married today?”. I didn’t think twice, I said yes and before we knew it we were at the courthouse filing for a marriage license. We arranged an appointment with the Justice of the Peace at his office and at four o’clock that day we were to be married.
I called in to work and asked my boss if I could come in late because I was getting married. She of course, said yes and we told both our families, and a few friends that we were getting married that afternoon. My mom was our only witness; she took pictures of us in the tiny office of us exchanging our vows… “From this day forward until death do us part”.
This year we will celebrate our five year wedding anniversary and not a Christmas has gone by without those words being re-played in my head, “Just say yes.” In fact, I can’t wait for the day we can renew our vows because I’d say yes again and again, until death do us part.
I love this little story! =D Thanks again, Mrs. Muffins!
Stay tuned for another wonderful guest tomorrow!