March 30, The Proposal
Just the other week, Joy asked me why I don’t write more about Kyle in my journal entries.I’ve mentioned him often, but never dedicated an entire entry to him, and I think it’s because heﾕs one part of my life that I like to keep private. Whatever free time I have is committed to Kyle, and although it’s not a lot, that time is more important than any work commitment, community obligation, or social engagement.
Our life isn’t especially exciting, but we have fun doing everyday things.Every Saturday morning is dedicated to the laundry, and most Sunday evenings are spent with his family.Kyle plays in an Okinawan softball league every Sunday, and we make our weekly excursion to Longs.There is the occasional birthday party, extra-curricular function, or out-of-town guest to entertain, but our lives are otherwise pretty routine. He surprises me with flowers just because,or we’ll go out to a nice restaurant for no special reason.We have a perfect balance of spontaneity and order, and it’s just what my otherwise hectic lifestyle craves.
Sounds good?It is!But it just got better.Last Saturday, Kyle proposed!
I won’t detail every minute of the night, but it was romantic, fun, and something we’ll both remember forever.We spent the hours after he popped the big questionﾓ talking and laughing as always, but with a little more excitement than usual.I kept looking at my ring, and remember being a kid, wondering what it would feel like to be engaged.Now I have a diamond of my own, from the man that I love, and it feels better than I could have ever imagined.
I can’t wait for the rest of my childhood dreams to play out, but for now, Kyle and I will enjoy the thrill of knowing and anticipating all the good things to come.
P.S.I really wanted to include a picture of my ring, but it’s at the jewelers being resized!Stay tuned next week!
Susan Sensei’s English Lesson #23（スーザン先生の英語講座 その23）
For two years I taught English in Japan, and was “スーザン先生” to my students in Ikaho town, Gunma Prefecture. I will try and introduce new words and phrases for the Japanese visitor to Hawaii. Here is this week’s situation:
◆ “Will you marry me?”
Have a nice trip!
|Loco Girl’s Profile（ロコ・ガールのプロフィール） |
Born in Hilo, I grew up going fishing with Dad, shopping with Mom, and trying to be a good “big sister” to a younger sister and brother. A Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa alumni, I taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program, and am now employed at PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. I love doing a lot of things-shopping, reading, lettering, making jewelry & crafts, watching Friends-and that’s just the start of my list! I like being busy, and am active with the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Honolulu Junior Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC.) My family and friends are, of course, very important to me, and are why I live a very typical, happy, local-style life in Hawaii and will never leave!