The Proposal : His Story
The date was May 18, 2013 exactly three years after we started dating; I decided to pop the big question. On this day we were in Hampton, VA for T’Nora’s uncle’s wedding. So I decided to go to the local grocery store to get food for breakfast. However, my real goal that morning was to buy a box of chocolate to hide the engagement ring in for the proposal. When I arrived to the grocery store I found T’Nora’s favorite box of candy. But, there was one problem, the box was wrapped and sealed in plastic. So if I was to tamper with the packaging she would know I was up to something. So I grabbed a random box of candy that I was able to open without the box looking like it was tampered with. The initial goal was for me to propose to her before we went to the wedding. However, that plan failed, because T’Nora took all morning and a day to get her makeup ready causing us to behind schedule, so I had to put the proposal on hold.
After the ceremony we had some down time before the reception started, so we went back to her mother’s house. While at the house I convinced T’Nora to take pictures with me since we both were dressed up and it was the anniversary of us becoming a couple. While we took the pictures her mother (who knew about the proposal) switched the camera from photo mode to video mode. This is when I sprang into action. I told T’Nora I had a gift for her and handed her the box of chocolate. She said thank you and proceeded to put the box on the couch and head out the door. See what the problem was that the box I ended up buying to put the ring in happened to be her least favorite type of chocolate. So I had to think fast, I asked her to give me a piece before we left. Only problem is that I hate chocolate so she started to look at me funny. So I repeated “Can I have a piece of chocolate”. She then opened the box and I pulled out the ring and dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me. But before she could even answer I had already put the ring on her finger. Let’s be honest I was too nervous. So the next day I proposed again and that time I waited for her to say YES!