As I walk through the sidewalk all through the park, I notice all the couples and I stop to look thinking to myself, “Kim, you must look crazy to them just staring at them with your hungry eyes.”

My curiousity taking a toll. I start wondering what it is exactly they think about when their fingers lock and their lips caress one anothers.

As I look into their eyes, I notice a glistening in them when they stare at one another while giggling out loud and not having a care in the world about who is staring. I’m sure their only thought is that we should envy them. The only thing keeping them together is their love for one another.

I look away and the only thought running in my mind is the worst I even want to think about. “Kim, don’t expect too much. It’s been a long time. Maybe he doesn’t want to get married. He’s just wanting to date for the rest of his life. That still counts, right?”

I walk into our beautiful apartment, “Jake honey, I’m home. You should have been there. Work was a total disaster. Everyone had everything completely out of order. I’ve never had a day as unorganized as this one. I don’t think today was exactly the day for anyone. Honey, are you home?” Even after screamming all that, I start wondering that maybe he was held back at a meeting or something at work. I’m sure another case was handed to him late and without even thinking that he had someone waiting for him at home.

I was walking towards the room to get ready for a shower when I start hearing a voice and a shuffling in the kitchen. I can’t breathe and I already have a lump forming in my throat. “What is going on here?” I start thinking. I slowly walk into my room and grab a bat that we had never had to use before.

Slowly, I walk into the kitchen, open the door, and out of nowhere, “SURPRISE!” I take a look around and I see my two sisters, Jen and Megan, my brother, Chek, my parents, Margi and Sam Ruth all sitting in one area of the kitchen and on the other side are his three brothers, David, Roni, and Paul. Beside them stood his parents and sister, Daphne and Mr Piere and Mrs. Catherine Arnold with their heads up high and their poise so etiquette.

Then, of course, there was Jake walking towards me with that mischevious smile that he grins when he’s up to no good. That smile with those sparkling hazel eyes that I fell in love with when he first walked up to me in our sophomore year of high school.

“We heard you had a skeptic day, Kim dear.” He says. “Well, I hope that by the end of the night it’ll go great. I’ve got plenty planned for us tonight. As you can see, our family is here that of course not counting the kids.” He adds on while everyone starts to laugh.

“For 5 years now, you’ve put up with me. Those being the most wonderful years I’ve ever had to spend with anyone. I’ve had the most beautiful woman in the world that of course not counting my mother, sister, your mother and your sisters, and…” I cut him off in mid sentence while everyone is still laughing.

“Jake, what is going on here? It’s not my birthday or a holiday.” I declare.

“Well, with patience my dear, I’ll get to my point. As I was saying, I’ve had the most gracious oppurtunity to spent these years with you. You’ve been there when I needed you most and you’ve dealt so much from me. I don’t understand how you could do it. Nothing I ever do or say could ever explain just how much I love and appreciate you for the support you’ve given me. I hope that this will somewhat explain and show you. I know you must have wondered it at one point or another. I love you with all of my heart and realized just the other day just how long ago I should have done this. Kim darling…” I get a huge knot in my throat and my breathing once again slows.

“Will you Iron my shirts and press my pants for work tomorrow? I have a really big meeting tomorrow for my next case.” Everyone starts laughing yet again and I put my hands on my hips and just look into his eyes. I realize what he was trying to do. Although, I figured it out several sentences ago, it was still an exciting moment.

“Kim, honey, will you do me the pleasure as to marry and spend the rest of your life with me?” He finally asks.

I gasped for air and everyone standing in silence, I say, “Now, Jake, what makes you think I would do that?”

Everyone with shock and their mouths dropping look at me with disbelief.

“I wouldn’t have it any other way. Just as long as you promise that it’ll be just you and I for a long time.” Everyone looks at each other and starts to laugh so hard they hold their hands to their mouths.

I realized that today is the most wonderful day. I wouldn’t have imagined that such a horrible day could become a wonderful night. This day couldn’t have been more perfect.

“Today of all days. Of course I will marry you!” I hug him and he hugs me.

“You just don’t know how much this means to me!” I start to cry tears of joy.



Franklinton, United States

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A woman is stuck pondering in her own thoughts about when her long time boyfriend is really ever going to take the next step. The shocking story of Jake and Kim.


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