It’s been a little more than 36 hours since my boyfriend got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Since then, more than a thousand people have commented, liked, called, texted or sent smoke signals congratulating us. We couldn’t be more happy at the outpouring of love and support.
I’m still in so much shock every time I look at my finger. I just keep jumping back to when I was a kid thinking this wasn’t something that would ever happen for me because I was gay. Even when I was older and I’d become more comfortable with myself, I would rent gay movies like Maurice or Beautiful Thing, and while it was certainly encouraging to see our stories being told on film, there was rarely a “happily ever after.”
Our friend, Tom captured the moment on his iPhone and just posted it to youtube this morning and we wanted to share it. To be honest, I don’t recall it being that loud or 3/4 of the things that were said, but it certainly is nice to have this record of it. Please watch and share if you like.
Maybe some kid out there will watch this and realize that their prince or princess is out there looking for their fairytale ending too.