If I'm being honest, I can't say that I didn't think it was coming because we had talked about getting married for months already. In part because our friends and family had been asking us when we will finally get married, but mostly because the inner event planner in me knew that we (I) would need lots of time to organize a not one, but TWO weddings. We both knew we were ready to get married, and Michelangelo had told me many times how much he wanted to get married, but I always told him that I wanted to wait until all my Italian Visa paperwork was done. Sooo when I finally got my permenant Italian Residence card I told Michelangelo that all I’ve ever wanted is to be truly surprised with the proposal. Each weekend when we organized something together, going downtown or to the theatre or even out to dinner I would get all nervous & excited because I would think to myself “OK, this is THE moment”…but nothing.
I was truly surprised one random Thursday night in October. I called Michelangelo, like most nights, to say I was on my way home from work and to see if he was still in the office. He told me he was stuck in Milan traffic but would be home in an hour or so. I didn’t expect anything when I got home because everything seemed normal, the gate was locked, lights off and that only thing on my mind was what to cook quickly for dinner. This is where the video begins...As I opened the door, the lights turned on, music started and I didn’t know where to look! Michelangelo was standing there, all dressed up, with champagne and oysters set up on the table. Then I saw the box… I couldn’t believe it was THE moment! It all happened so quickly that I didn’t know where to start letting it all soak in. I was truly surprised !!
The best part of it all was that Michelangelo filmed everything (he had prepared this intricate DYI set up with his phone...you can even see him in the video trying to move me to make sure we're in the frame...!) because he knew how much it meant to me that I could share this moment with my friends and family.
That to me is what love really is, knowing the other person so well and making sure you do every possible thing to make them happy.