… It started with a candle.
Actually, it started with a really sweet girl named Julie having impeccable manners. No, really. She first grabbed Tom’s attention by her graciousness to hold open the door for him of their shared apartment complex, alongside her random “hellos” and sweet smiles that seemed to come so naturally. He knew he had to have her, but he also knew he’d have to be patience. As it turns out, this gem was already taken.
With the holidays in motion, Tom searched high and low for the perfect candle. This was the first impression. The first gift he’d be giving the girl with the impeccable manners. It couldn’t be just any candle. He wrapped it with a note, ever so swiftly including his phone number (along with a side of high-hopes to hear her voice on the other end of the line… soon). Strategically leaving it outside her door. No doubt peaking every few minutes to see if she had collected…
So, yes, you could say that it started with a candle ;)
After 5 years of growing together and growing in love, Tom didn’t want to wait another minute to ask Julie to be his forever. So much so, that he …. well, hang on.. I’m getting a head of myself ;) Julie had been downtown for the day, and since Tom so conveniently happened to pick up something shiny (and might I add, ah-mazing. Her ring is gorg) he called to ask if she would want a lift home. Confused, and a bit thrown off as to why he was in the city, Julie was in no way going to turn down the offer. With the ring in the backseat of the car, and the woman that he loved to his right, Tom had a plan. But as it generally happens, when we plan, our alter-egos laugh.
He couldn’t wait. The moment they entered their apartment and she settled out of her coat and wandered into the kitchen, without reservation, Tom got down on one knee. This was the woman who knew him better than he knew himself. With whom he shared everything. The woman who within seconds, would become his partner, for life.
This chapter, we’ll say:
….It started with a “yes”