I apologize in advance for taking so long to post this. And another apology for the lack of cheesy-ness and perhaps all the gushy, mushy details I have left out. (And sorry for any cheesy stuff that was left in the story. After all, it is a cheesy story and it was kind of hard to leave the cheesy parts out without telling you the story.) WARNING: This story has been extremely simplified.
May 29: The Break
Dean: Can I have some time to think about our relationship? I just don't know how I feel anymore.
Me: (PANIC!) ok. yeah. that's cool. (fine. maybe i shed a tear of two)
after a week of not seeing each other or talking to each other...
June 4: The Un-break
I tell Dean how I feel and how I love him and that I want to keep dating him. Dean tells me about the week and how he had a hard time figuring out what to do. I'm expecting him to break up with me so I start emotionally prepping myself not to cry.
Dean: So yeah...I just didn't know and I wasn't getting answers...and I was just so distracted the whole week and couldn't focus on anything and was miserable...and last night I just said I don't care anymore...
Me: (deep breath. here we go. don't cry when he says he wants to end things...)
Dean: ...and the earliest we'd be able to get married would be next April but I wanna be with you.
Me: (long pause with a very confused brain) .........wait. So...you're not breaking up with me?
Dean: ...ah...no? Not unless you want to? (Also a little confused to my reaction.)
Me: wait...what? (Around this time, the word "get married" finally registers). WHAT?
Dean: (a little concerned) ah...do you want to marry me?
So we go to dinner while I'm still a little confused about the "get married" part. Later that night, he's ready to take me home. Right as I'm about to get in his car, he pulls me aside, and asks me the question.
Dean: Will you marry me?
But Dean and I decided that we wouldn't tell anyone about our engagement until he had a chance to talk to my dad. And the sweet guy he is, he wanted to talk to my dad face to face. The earliest we were able to go to Austin with his DAT (dental test) craziness was at the end of August after school ended. But now we can tell everyone that
We'll be getting married in the San Antonio, Texas Temple April 30.