Submitted on 2/17/08 I am what you would consider “live in the moment” and much less of a planner. I had been dating this incredible, strong woman for about three years and I knew she was anticipating a proposal at any time. Though I had every intention of proposing I let many opportunities pass me by, Christmas, New years, Valentines Day, you get the point. The day before Mothers Day out of the blue she walked in the door like a little kid with the tip of her finger in her mouth and said "you are going to be mad" in a little girl voice. I asked why and she looked at the floor and said "I spent a lot of money today". Not seeing what was about to unfold I asked how much money and why would I be mad. She looked me in the eye and with a smile like a cat said "$6000.00" I was shocked by the amount and while laughing I said well why would I be mad? Once more the tip of the finger went back to her mouth as she said "because it was your $6000.00" I did not understand, I asked what could you have possibly spent that kind of money on? She told me that she had fallen in love with a ring, I was buying it and we are engaged. At this point (currently saving money to buy her a ring) I decided to make her sweat a little. I told her to put it up for when the time was right. She stomped her feet and proclaimed that we already lived the life of a married couple, she practically just proposed to me and it was unacceptable to her that we were not moving towards the inevitable future as quickly as she felt we should. Her behavior was hysterical to me. She plopped down and pulled off the best pout face I ever seen. Not wanting to ruin the moment I smiled and said well I didn't actually hear you propose. She smiled at me, got down on one knee and said "Casey, you are the most wonderful man I have ever met and I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you marry me?" I said yes... Later I told her I was saving money to buy her a ring and I told her how excited I was to spend the rest of my life with her. I am so lucky that my lady knows what she wants and that she was willing to give up the proposal that every girl dreams of to get what she wants. Even though I did not propose first I was planning to and I think this gave us an amusing and original story to pass down for years to come. Instead of the stories you hear over and over, I took her to a fancy restaurant and asked in front of a bunch of strangers, while ice skating, in a hot air balloon or at a game on the marque. Think you've got what it takes to win the title "Marrying Man of the Month? Submit your story today!