His StoryIt didn't take long before I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Sam – two weeks after we moved in together. There was no special reason „I just knew“. So I needed a ring! In September 2012 I started looking. I went to the jewlers, I looked online. But I couldn't find anything that was right. I almost gave up looking. But in January 2013 I had found it. The perfect ring.
The day that it arrived, I planned to propose. I was anxious throughout the entire day. Sam was working late-shift, so I had the afternoon to myself to beginn setting things into motion. Six p.m. And the ring still hadn't arrived, I needed to react fast! So off to the next jewlers to find a replacement.
Ten p.m. I left home to pick Sam up from her shift. Soon after she started talking about engagemets, wedding, family plannig, bla bla bla. So I decided to make fun of her. I asked her if it was really so important that he gets an engagement ring. „A finger chain is totally overrated.“ Sam got really upset and mad. She started calling me names and told me that I obviously didn't know her well enough. I had to turn my face to the window, so she couldn't see that I was smiling...
Finally arrived at home, Sam stormed out of the car and marched toward the house. When I finally arrived at the front door, she started shouting about the candles burning. I didn't say a word, took my jacket off and took the ring out of it's hiding place. I took her hands and got down on my knees.
I can't remember the exact words, because my heart was pounding louder than I could speak. Sam started crying and all I could think was „oops, now I broke it“. Through the tears, she managed a Yes!
Her StoryThe proposal was very suprising! For weeks I had been nagging him whether he had found a ring and showing him rings that I liked. If I had only known.
Chris picked me up from my late shift, while I had been working in Zürich. During the drive home, he asked me if it was really so important that I recieve an engagement ring! And I got really mad and loud! I knew that our feelings and relationship wouldn't change with a ring but I wanted it to remind me of the journey we had taken together and we would walk together forever.
Arrived at home, I marched through the front door alone and the first thing I saw was lots of candles. And again I was irritated – what was he thinking!? The house could have burned down!
Chris took his time – or at least it felt like it. He took his Jacket off and came to me in the kitchen. He took my hands and told me how mich I meant to him and the „Forever“ doesn't change just because of this step that he's taking. He showed me the ring that he was hiding behind his back and got down on both knees.
My first thought - „why both knees? I thought you only get down on one?“ and then „Oh god! He's going to ask me to marry him!“...
Of course I said yes!