Even midst the searching V kept making a comment - "today is going to be the best day of my life." My answer back was - "how?!" He says "you never know. But I promise you it will be."
Some friends drove us home to try to help us break into our house.
The good news is...we failed. Finally near 2:30am one of the locksmiths was able to come out and let us in our home where I had my set of keys waiting! I drove V to get his car (half way there the locksmith called to make us turn around...HE forgot the wd-40 in our home...talk about a long night!)
When we finally got there, he asked if I would help him look one more time. It was actually at one of our first dates - we were sea turtle hunting on this particular part of the beach! I got out of the car to help him look for his keys (even though I kept mentioning we'd never find them.)
As we were walking down to the beach, he said "today is going to be the best day of my life!" I kind of rolled my eyes - wanted to go to bed since I had to be up early for work.
I did know that I couldn't be with someone better than him after losing keys - his attitude was so great. We handled such a crummy situation so well!
After looking for a couple of minutes, V took my hand & put it on his chest. He asked me if I felt how much his heart was beating and he asked me why it was beating so much. Me being the smart alec I am (and tired!) said - "because you're alive!" He kind of rolled his eyes and smiled.
Then...HE GOT ON ONE KNEE & proposed!
I joined him in the sand...we kissed & hugged & were laughing & just so happy!
We stayed on the beach for a couple of hours after that like little kids on Christmas...incredibly excited & happy, gabbing away!
I am so beyond thrilled! For some reason I didn't cry when he proposed - maybe because I was in shock? But oh boy have I cried since the proposal - especially when I think how HAPPY I am! I'm going to be marrying my best friend! I simply cannot put into words how I feel...my heart feels SO much fuller (which I didn't think was possible!) and thinking of growing old with my best friend makes my heart melt and gives me a smile so big!
And yes...he really did lose his keys.