I was waiting in the car. The knob was turned on, something I hardly do. The music came on. The voice then spoke. It echoed “Its not the size of the ring when the guy proposes. Its the way how he proposes that gives the girl a story to tell her girlfriends at the engagement party”. What profound statements !

A flashback came upon me and true enough, the gossiping and girly moments when the news were shared was not exactly on the size of the ring. It was how sweet and how creative the proposal was. Ask any girl and she can tell you her ideal proposal. Undeniably, some may prefer the magnitude and the cut of the band. The story that lingers on is the proposal.

Sitting on the comfy car seat, I zoned out. I was smiling, recalling the moments when my friends announced the happiest moments in their life. In random order, my favorites.

Hugging her from behind, they stood to watch the sun set and the birds were chirping. He pulls out a small blue case, slips his arms to the front and gently whispers to her “Marry Me”. Beaming from ear to ear she opened the box, revealing the most beautiful, glittering jewel. “Yes” she replies in joy.

They met at the bar. It was a common hang out place for their mutual friends. On New Year eve, the bar was packed. He planned it so well, asking her to walk out the street, in front of the bar because it was getting rather rowdy. He forgot his lighter and walked back in, asking her to wait for him. He then walked upstairs where the balcony is. The clock stroke, ¬†instead of yelling Happy New Year, the banner dropped at the balcony, revealing the words that read “Marry Me”. The crowd cheered so loud that when she said Yes, it was almost the group nodded in delight.

It was 6am in the morning. He came to her house, walked into her room with a bouquet of fresh red roses. It’s her favorite. Kneeling down, “Marry Me” he utters. Bedazzled, it felt like a dream .. she nodded and went back to sleep. At 9am, she wakes up and the ring sits on the desk with a card attached to it. The words pen ” I make your dream come true, I love you”

Both of them love the park. From afar, she saw balloons. They walked closer and soon arrived to a great oak tree. Decorated with colorful air filled, it looked like a rainbow tree. In the shades, you could read the words, “Marry Me”. The ring hangs on of the branch where he guides her to it. Sits her down, on his knees and announces the sweet 2 words.