One of my favorite questions to ask couples is, "How did you meet?" One of my other favorite questions is, "How did you get engaged?" (if in fact the couple is engaged or married). I love it when the couples tell me their stories, and try not to get too dejected when the answer is, "None of your business" or "It's private!"
Minh Le of Bottom Shelf Books has just gotten engaged to his long-time girlfriend Aimee, and he spills the storytelling beans here. Mazel tov, Minh. Just you wait until you find out that all your blogfriends are planning to hide behind the trees on your wedding day and jump out to surprise you with silly-string and confetti. It's going to be a blast.
I invite the rest of you to share your engagement stories today's comments section. Bede's and my official engagement was bittersweet, as he had planned to propose to me on the Victoria Clipper precisely a year after we'd started dating. However, when my grandfather went into the hospital, he rushed to get the engagement ring early so that I could show it my grandfather before my grandfather died. (I had said I didn't need an engagement ring, but when I got it, of course I loved it.) One of the last things my grandpa said before he died was, "Give Orpha [my grandmother] a great-grandchild." Thankfully, I delivered.