Maretha and Nati
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Maretha & Nati[dropcap color=”rosy”]T[/dropcap]his has been a day I was waiting for a very long time. I do have a bad habit of always finding out if my boyfriend (now fiancé) is planning a special dinner, surprise or even buying a present. My biggest worry was that I would know when he would ask me the big question. I REALLY wanted to be surprised and my o my did he totally surprise me.
On the 7th December 2012 was my last working day before going on holiday for the first time in 5 years as well as the first proper holiday with my boyfriend in the 5 years we have been together. That week I was so busy with clients functions and year end functions. I was so happy when Friday arrived and I was officially on holiday. I did ask my boyfriend to please not plan or arrange anything for the Saturday (especially his work that has been calling him randomly to do stuff). I wanted to PLEASE sleep in a bit on the Saturday.
Saturday morning 7am he got up and quietly went out the room. His work phone rang that immediately woke me up. My 1st thought in my mind was O NO!!! Please don’t tell me he must go to work. I pretended to sleep and hope that I could quietly go back to sleep when he slowly stepped into the room. He woke me up and the time was 7:10am. I was furious. He informed me that worked called and he must go pick up one of the bakkies and lock it in the warehouse before we go on holiday. The twist was I had to get up and go with him to Houtbay (1hr from where we stay) because I have to drive one of the bakkies back to Durbanville. I was as you can imagine NOT a happy bunny. Eventually I got up, got dressed in a jean and tshirt and went with him. Moaning all the way and also going on about how unorganised they are, we finally arrived in Houtbay just before 8am. He got out of the bakkie to give the bloke a call who is bringing the bakkie to us. Apparently the guy was running late and we were just going for a drive up Chapmans Peak. Not suspicious of anything I was still upset and not most talkative. I just wanted to get back and relax at home.
On top of Chapmans Peak he stopped the bakkie. He got out and was looking over the beaches. He asked me to get out and have a look at something he saw in the water. I just answered yes but would not get out. He tried another trick and stubborn me just sat there and told him I am cold and will not get out.
After trying everything in his power to get me out he turned around and said, *please get out of the bakkie, I want to ask you to marry me.* Totally, totally surprised I looked at him, asked him if he is making a joke and still not realising this is his plan the whole morning. No bakkie to pick up, no blike meeting us there for work. Looking in his eyes I could see his is actually serious and not joking. I wanted to kick myself. Getting out of the bakkie – FINALLY – I started apologising for being so silly. All he could say was – ARE YOU NOT GOING TO SAY YES THEN.
And YES the answer was.
For me it was the BIGGEST SURPRISE ever. I always wanted to get engage near the beach. He knew if he took me out for dinner or planned something special I would have known. He managed to surprise me in the best possible way without me suspecting a thing. That to me was the most ROMANTIC thing ever.