A Question…..

On October 27, 2008 I went to dinner at Glasshalfull in Carrboro.   MQD picked me up for a blind date and about ten minutes in I was smitten and nervous.

On September 10, 2010 I went to dinner at Glasshalfull again.  This time MQD met me at home, at our home, and I hurried to change my clothes so we could get out the door by 6ish.  Jenny was watching Emily and she took our picture in the front yard like we were going to prom.

We were on the way there in the car and I remarked that I was not particularly hungry, much like the first time we went there.  So we had a couple of beers and shared two appetizers.  We laughed a lot.  And both of us were misty-eyed more than  a few times.  We sat in the same booth that we were seated in the first time we were there.  MQD put his hand in his pocket twice.  I almost choked both times.

I went to the bathroom, thinking he needed a minute.  I came back to see he’d gotten the check.  I stole my napkin.  Because I thought I might cry all over myself shortly. We walked out the door.  Giddy.  I asked him if we should move the car.  Very confidently he answered “Yes.”  Naturally I assumed he must have a plan.

We moved the car.  We walked through Weaver Street Market, a spot we frequent.  MQD smiled a lot.  He held my hand.  He said very little.

We crossed the street.  And he said “Well, let’s do this thing.”  And in front of the Century Center he stopped me.

He looked nervous.  My heart was pounding and he said “Kelly, I love you with all my heart.  Because you make me cry.”  From anyone else this would be a funny statement but I absolutely know the gift that I have given him, the safety that he feels with me allows him to… feel.  It was an awfully sweet thing for him to say.

And then he did it…. he bent down on his knee like in the movies and he said “Kelly, will you marry me?”  And I smiled and I said “Yes, absolutely yes.”  And we kissed and laughed and I realized I’d not put the ring on.  And he put it on my finger and it fit, perfectly!

And we laughed some more and we hugged on the corner for a bit.  And then a classic Carrboro gal walked by, sandals, long silver hair, organic cotton long skirt… and I said “He just asked me to marry him.  Right now!  And I said “Yes!” and she barely slowed down… and she turned her head and said “Great.”  And kept walking.

We laughed some more.  We went over to the Speakeasy to catch up with our friends.

I wish this picture wasn’t blurry…. because it is so very, very “us.”

MQD, thank you for a very wonderful evening.  It was equal parts romantic and silly.  You are everything I could have ever asked for in a man.  You make me smile… every day.  I love you, babe.


She woke from a dream
Her head was on fire
Why was he so nervous?

He took her to the park
She crossed her arms
And lowered her eyelids

Some day somebody’s gonna ask you
A question that you should say yes to
Once in your life
Maybe tonight I’ve got a question for you

She’d had no idea
Started to cry
She said in a good way

He took her by the hand
Walked her back home
They took the long way

Some day somebody’s gonna ask you
A question that you should say yes to
Once in your life
Maybe tonight I’ve got a question for you
I’ve got a question for you

~Old 97’s

3 responses to “A Question…..

  1. Kelly and Super Hubby Babe,
    I am glad we share this date. There’s enough of September the 9th to go around… Should we all have breakfast together?
    Le Clown

  2. Just read this again… I love you, babe. XO

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