October 29, 2006

A New Chapter

Filed under: General — pohodo @ 7:31 pm

I asked Karen to marry me Friday night, and she said yes :). I’m not very good at stuff like this, but in the end it all turned out very nicely. We went to dinner at the Capitol Grill in Buckhead – the same place as our first date. I wasn’t sure when to do it exactly, and ended up proposing after the soup/salad course. In lieu of my poor planning, the waiter saw it all going down and showed up immediately with champagne for a toast and gave Karen a rose. They even took a picture of us and printed it out. I can definitely recommend the place as a good proposal spot!

I wanted it to be a total surprise, but she got a little suspicious because I asked her if she wanted to go to dinner more than 24 hours in advance, which apparently, is quite out of character. The flowers didn’t help with the suspicions, either. heh. But, as predictable as I appear, I’m still quite hard to figure out on some things, so there was ample doubt.

If I do say so myself, I think I did a good job on the ring. I’ve caught her holding her hand out, looking at it several times since :). I’m sure she’ll be more than happy to show you.

It’s definitely the end of another chapter in my life. Many chapters have come and gone. Most of them have been great, and I’ve always had a little sadness at the end of each, resisting the inevitable change. So far, all of my life chapters have each provided more rich experiences than the previous ones. This new chapter is different than the rest in many ways, but most importantly It’s one that begins with more anticipation. I’m very excited about the future and what it holds for us, not just me anymore. I’m a much better person with Karen than I could possibly be on my own. Of course, we all know I have a long way to go, but I’m looking forward to the journey.

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