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Danielle S.

I met my man over four years ago. He had picked fights with me for days and I had no idea that he was preparing to ask me to marry him. I was beginning to wonder if he ever would. I did say to myself that 2008 would be the last year that I would be single!

It was Christmas Eve 2008, when he called me that night and we began talking. He came out of nowhere mad, yelling at me that we never spend the holiday together. And it hurt to hear that from him, because he knew exactly what I was doing, plus getting his gifts together. I was so upset that I was crying and I was so confused. My sister-in-law and I had a conversation, and she knew I was upset. So after an hour went by, I called him back and told him I was coming and bringing his gifts. So, he said, "Okay." I found it odd that all he said was "okay."

I arrived in Kansas City at 10:00 pm. I could not figure out why he was cool and not angry with me. So I stayed up for a while, probably until 11:30 pm. He was tossing and turning the whole time I got there. I finally fell asleep. I was so tired and real sleepy.

It was around two in the morning when I woke up to stretch. I thought my finger was caught on the blanket and I rose up because I couldn't take it off. I didn't realize at first what it was, and then I looked and found the ring on my finger. I was in shock and I asked him, "What is this?" He replied, "An engagement ring." I looked and said, "Really, are you serious?" I was so shocked; we hugged and kissed each other repeatedly and just held each other. We were so happy and just in another place. We stayed up the whole night. I could not keep my eyes off it or him. We went to breakfast at 5 in the morning and we were the first ones Christmas morning. Then we went home and went to bed. I woke up and was so anxious; it didn't sink in until then. I began crying tears of joy.