Here’s the big news

by singlemomseeking on March 20, 2010

“There’s something I want to tell you,” Chris is saying.

We are out for a rare night all to ourselves. First, we had gone to celebrate Depot Dad‘s birthday (yeah!). Then, we had dinner at a small, sweet French restaurant in San Francisco. Thinking back, something had seemed off about LG at the restaurant. He was being weird — a bit uptight maybe? But I’d waved it off. It had been a long week at work for both of us.

So now, we are walking through Union Square, passing by some rowdy teens in the shivery coolness.

That’s when he stops right next to the garbage cans.”I’ve wanted to ask you this for a long time,” he says, reaching out to put his hands on my hips. “I want to join your family.”

He’s crying. I hold onto him tightly, and he holds me tighter. Either something is very wrong, or…. He lets go. He’s pulling something from his coat pocket. He’s still crying, and in between, he’s telling me that he has known for a long time that he wants to be with me.

So, when he asks me to marry him, what do you think I say?

YES!!”

I hardly look at the ring. I just want to look at him — and squeeze him. I want to tell him how much I love him and how I want to BE with him.

“Are you sure?” he says.”Do you need some time to think about this?”

“I’M SURE! I’M SURE!” I blurt out.

That’s not all: he pulls something else out of his pocket. It’s a little box, and when he opens it, there’s the sweetest necklace for my daughter. That’s when I start to bawl.

~~~

Later, he tells me that he’d wanted to propose at the @Wsanfrancisco — the hotel bar where he’d kissed me for the first time, the same night we met. But that spot upstairs is now a loud, roped-off night club. In my mind, everything was just right.

And all I can think about now is:

Who knew that someday in the future this darling goofball…

My man

Would meet this funny kid….

Young R

….And fall in love?

We’re talking about getting married before 2010 ends (shriek!). We’ve already gone into party-planning mode — that goes for my daughter, too, who has already picked out her dress.

As you can tell, I’m bouncing, joyous, and just so happy. I’m really the lucky one.

As my little sister puts it: “You scored, Rach.“.

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Nancy March 24, 2010 at 5:27 am

“to be a family”
This man is a keeper indeed .. I am so happy for you, for your daughter, and for him. Congratulations, and hopefully you’ll update regularly with the plans! (((hugs)))
.-= Nancy´s last blog ..Time to catch up … =-.

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Jocelyn March 24, 2010 at 7:19 am

Congratulations Rachel! I am so happy for all of you!!

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molly March 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

You two are adorable! What an inspiration you are– gives me hope!

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BlueBella March 25, 2010 at 11:15 am

Wahooooo!!!!!!!!!

I’m soooooo happy for you!!!!!

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Gina March 26, 2010 at 8:09 am

CONGRATS!

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The Well-Versed Mom March 27, 2010 at 7:21 am

Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing – and best wishes.
.-= The Well-Versed Mom´s last blog ..Almighty Epidural =-.

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VJ March 28, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Congrats all around & Mazel Tov to you both. I just knew this was coming from way back when. We hope you 2 will be only more happier in the future & as married fools too! Cheers & Much (cont’d) Good Luck! ‘VJ’

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mommypie March 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

OMIGOSH!!! Congratulations, Mama! I’m so happy for you :)

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Lisa R. April 1, 2010 at 8:00 am

Congratulations!! I’ve only just started reading you recently, but I thank you for the insights, hope, and hoppin’ fury of your posts. Blessings to you, LG, and of course, M.

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Cindi April 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Rachel, I’m so happy for you. Thanks for a wonderful blog post that made my day.

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Kari April 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Oh Rachel, I’m so excited for you. I haven’t been on the net much in a long time except to do homework and I came to check on you and guess what? I am getting married too August 27th, 2010. From one bride to another doing it in less than a year its easier than you might think.
.-= Kari´s last blog ..Getting Healthy! =-.

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QTMama April 5, 2010 at 8:54 am

So many congratulations I don’t know where to start! YAAAAAAAY!!
.-= QTMama´s last blog ..Peanuts =-.

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Shannon April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

Oh Rachel, I can’t believe I’ve been out of the blogosphere and missed this news! How happy I am for you. But one of your comments is just like mine when I remarried…I’m a single mom forever. I have that mentality still and it will not go away. I am thrilled for you and little Mae. Love from Barrett and I…I will be stopping by more often. xoxo Shannon

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Dora April 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Catching up here! WOOHOOOOO! Congrats, Rachel!!! Awesome news!
.-= Dora´s last blog ..FINALLY! The Birth Story. =-.

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Jessica Sandlin May 4, 2010 at 10:42 am

I’m so behind the eight ball- congratulations, Rachel! SO EXCITING! And I don’t miss the courageous heart wrapped in the music and flowers. You got guts, girl.

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Karin May 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I got chills reading your wonderful share! Thanks for being there for all of us! Congrats with blessings!

Looking forward to the sequel…

Xxx

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Luke May 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm

AWESOME! Congrats Rachel!!!!!!!

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Elita @ Blacktating May 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm

It sounds like you’ve got a great guy! congratulations, mama!

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Honoree May 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Congratulations, Rachel!! I got married almost two years ago and its been bliss. I wish the same for you.

xo H
.-= Honoree´s last blog ..The Successful Single Mom =-.

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Judy May 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I have been away for a while. I am thrilled for you. My DD, now 16, is lamenting that I never married or took the time for me to find and do me things. I thought I was doing doing right by being super single mom.

Nope, you have done right by taking care of yourself and then youe DD.

CONGRATS

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Joel Schwartzberg May 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

So… when does “Single Mom Found” come out? Or

Single Mom Satisfied

Single Mom Satiated

Single Mom Secured

Single Mom’s Heart Stolen

Congratulations, from another remarried parent.

Joel Schwartzberg
Author, “The 40-Year-Old Version”

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PT-LawMom May 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I am so thrilled to hear this!!! Congratulations!!!! You deserve happiness. Hooray. :-)
.-= PT-LawMom´s last blog ..Work, stress and pregnancy =-.

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jeanie May 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Okay – waaay behind the 8-ball on this one – congratulations!!!

As one who is still a single-mum while being a married-mum, it doesn’t solve all problems, it sometimes adds a few new ones into the mix – so long as you just remember to constantly work together and keep the good in focus.
.-= jeanie´s last blog ..Unruffled by raffles… =-.

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Tina Portis May 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

CONGRATULATIONS! I just married May 1, 2010 after 6 years as a single mom. I’m excited for you. May God bless your union!

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Leslie Carothers May 10, 2010 at 2:15 am

I knew this was coming! Any man who wants to BUILD you a bed wants you to be in it, by his side, for a very long time. When a guy starts to build things for you, I’ve found, that means *commitment* :)

Congratulations, Rachel! May you have many nights of happiness together,-cuddled up, spooning and, you know…doing what happy couples do…

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lurker May 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm

i’ve been reading your blog for a while and when i read the part about the necklace for your daughter, the water works turned on for me! thats the most beautiful thing! you’re such a lucky girl and i’m sooooo happy for you! congratulations!!!

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singlemomseeking May 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Ah, thanks! I do feel lucky!!

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Angela February 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Congratulations! I LOVE that he gave a necklace to your daughter! Sounds like a very special man!!!! Best of luck to you all!!!!

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