The proposal was a long one. We had talked a lot about getting married. It was always something that we would joke about, saying we would have to get married overseas so it’s a proper wedding.
Regardless, I started to consider how I would ask Josh to marry me as it had been long enough, and I guess you could say I love a little bit of romance. In the middle of these considerations; another month-long trip to Manila was fast approaching and the preparations for my sister’s wedding were also well underway. It turned out that my sister’s wedding would be on February 11th and then I had to fly out to Manila the next day for three weeks work at an overseas call centre. Our 5 year anniversary would also fall on the 17th of February with me being out of the country 🙁 It made me sad to think that Josh would be all alone on that day and that we couldn’t spend it together…so I began planning, what I had hoped to be the world’s most elaborate proposal.
There are so many memorable moments from the past five years that ill never forget,
They are a lot more than the date we first met.
To help you remember the little moments along the way,
I’ve created a treasure hunt that is more than likely going to take more than just one day!
Starting from here you will find,
the very first clue to test your mind.
You’ll know where to go and what to do when you’ve worked it out,
But you’ll enjoy the journey to its end – there’s no doubt!
You’ll have to give it some thought and move your feet,
Because you’ll find your journey may stretch beyond McCormack Street.
I love you with all of me you know its true,
So read the clue below and you’ll locate clue number two…”
I was standing, as he was sitting on the bed, I could see his face change as he read the words…
I tried so hard not to give it away,
but I wanted you to feel special on our anniversary day.
that I wasn’t there,
to spend that day without you wasn’t fair.
So I guess you have no doubt worked it out,
you should know by now what this hunt has all been about.
I couldn’t let you get to the end without being able to hold you tight,
so I had to keep you waiting until the time was right.
Will you say yes and be my forever man,
continue this journey together for as long we can?
Love, support, truth, devotion, and an exciting life together is what I propose to you,
If you can promise the same things then let’s stand side by side and say I do?!
The hunt is now over and you’ve travelled near and far,
but I’ve got just one question left – Will you marry me, Joshua Starr?