It's been 20 days since I've been proposed to by my goatee man, right on his 30th birthday. I've shared news on my other social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook) but I would want to pen down a heartfelt blog entry on the entire proposal... It's a once in a lifetime event!
Anyway, you guys are in luck! I'll share a little about our history before touching on the proposal portion. (:
Cut the long story short, I just want to say that God is good to His beloved children. We met each other via social media (Twitter? Path? Cliche but that's how it all started.) and our friendship gradually developed and blossomed from there. During the two years journey, there were countless struggles, fights, arguments, quarrels, disagreements for both of us that it seemed almost impossible to enter the new phase of life together. In spite of it all, God taught us the art of loving each other, to overlook our imperfections, and to show acceptance and appreciation towards each other. It's true when people say that to have a strong relationship/marriage, God needs to be the center of it all, and He's the glue that binds the relationship together.
The slideshow below showcases some of our dating photos in chronological order, so you can see how much both of us have changed during this period of time, for the most obvious part, Alex's size has shrunk. :p
As it was his 30th birthday, I was totally unsuspecting that Alex had already planned out the proposal with his friends in Lombok. He used the excuse that Oh, his clients turned friends had blessed him with complimentary stay in their resort, and this trip will be his 1st real vacation after his poly period so it will be a wonderful getaway for him and for me. (It's our 1st overseas trip together after being attached for 2 years.) And yes, being the naive Sherlene that everyone know, I totally buy his story...
I've heard friends sharing that travelling as a couple will put one's love life to a test. It's during these times where one's quirks or usual behavior may be perceived as unacceptable by their partner. Traveling can be seen as a mini-test to see how your relationship works when you are together 24/7 and dealing with unpredictable circumstances. Well, I'm absolutely glad to have discovered another side of Alex beyond his usual eccentric self. I know I have mine too (Like I need many pairs, say 5? of in-room slippers around the villa at different areas just so my feet won't get dirty. OCD me). LOL.
He was capable of doing things I didn't know anything about, and he knows how to get to places and knows how to adapt to his surroundings. He took such great care of me during the entire trip that I felt spoilt. On the second last day of our trip, at one of Lombok's attractions, the Tiu Kelup waterfalls, he really looked out for my safety (there were countless uneven rocks/pebbles/water stream) over his own, and held my hands throughout the two hours of trekking. I really did get to know him better and appreciate him as a person, not just as a boyfriend. It was a turning point for me.
By the time we were done with the waterfall, it was close to late afternoon, so we thought we could get lucky by catching a glimpse of the sunset in Lombok. And so we did!
It was around 6 plus when we reached the resort. Until this moment, I was still totally oblivious to what was ahead of me in our villa. Alex was still hugging me outside our villa door before we went in. I was like, "Why you hug me? So weird ler you." Now I know. His moment has come. Hahahaha.
This was what greeted me as the door was opened. Rose petals on the floor. I was still telling Alex, "Wa, the staff here so good ler. They are so sweet to you cos it's your 30th birthday."
By this time, I knew what was happening. Alex flipped his cap on his bag and rushed over to take that glossy black box on the floor. When he knelt down on one knee, opened the box, and popped the question, I was speechless! I did not entertain any thoughts of being proposed to on our trip, lest on his actual birthday itself. Because I was still in a state of shock, I uttered "Thank You" instead of the magic words. How silly I was! Omg.... Ultimately I said those magic words "Yes Baby" cos Alex prompted me!
From the concept of a private hush-hush proposal, down to the venue, beautifully-crafted decors, lightings, tailored music playlist and romantic 5-course dinner, the proposal spelt nothing short of perfection. It was in my opinion a FLAWLESS EXECUTION. A FLAWLESS PROPOSAL.
Or maybe, I was just silly and oblivious to my surroundings. Hahaha.
Baby, thank you for everything that you have done and blessed me with. ❤
Thank you for your constant reassurance and affectionate gestures. For sending me home every time without complaints even though you stay in Punggol and I stay in Tiong Bahru. Thank you for always pampering me like a queen and being my steadfast rock.