Saturday, January 19, 2008

A first

Thanks all for suggesting I keep the bowl. I have it on a shelf in my office. I still haven't decided what to put in it but I will think of something. This was too good not to share. I went to the grocery store with S3 today. I practically live at this store or at least my money does. I only needed a couple things for tonight's dinner so I was planning on popping in and out fast. I got to the produce area and noticed a gathering of people forming a sort of circle. At first I thought that maybe someone had passed out or needed medical attention but everyone was smiling so either they were being very rude or it wasn't something tragic. As we got closer I saw a really cute guy singing--odd place to belt out a song buddy but hey, whatever. Then I saw that he was singing to a girl that works at the store. She was holding flowers, and was blushing a glorious shade of pink. As the cute guy finished his song, he dropped to one knee and asked the blushing girl to marry him. There had to be at least 30 of us standing there watching amid the potatoes and carrots and when she said yes we all burst out in applause. It was absolutely charming. S3 thought it was pretty stupid (he is 13) and I stood there wondering what their future would bring. They seemed so young. He had obviously been planning this because either his or her parents were there with a video camera and others were taking pictures. The blushing girl looked completely surprised and completely in love. It was so sweet and at that moment, for the first time in quite some time, I felt old. Maybe old isn't the right word. Experienced seems to fit better. I don't think I would like to go back though. All of the things in my past have made me what I am today. I am certainly a LOT more confident than when I was this girls age but it would be nice to see if there is anything that could make me blush again.

11 comments:

From Here To Maternity said...

Even though I'm a giant cynic, I must admit I would have been cheering as well. Ah if only someone could sing to me among the cantaloupe and potatoes...

PCOSMama said...

Aw, how sweet! I think it's funny that S3 thought it was stupid... he's at that age where the whole thing probably embarrassed him a little since he's probably starting to notice girls more.

I don't think I'd like to go back either... despite missing the 'carefree' days every now and then, I think most of us are pretty happy with where we are now.

Sitting in Silence said...

Oh what a beautiful post......Weddings are making me feel old as well...lol

Beagle said...

Great post . . . I missed you!

I love this line: " . . . but it would be nice to see if there is anything that could make me blush again"

steph said...

Sounds like a lovely moment. Good luck paying for that wedding on a grocery clerk's bills (this bit would just go to show I am feeling 'experienced' these days, too)~

tz said...

I LOVE stuff like that! thanks for sharing...brought a smile to my day!

Deb said...

SO HAPPY that you kept the bowl!!!!!!

Rob & Tina said...

Cool story. That sounds like something that would be on the local news. Did she or he work there?

OHN said...

Rob and Tina.....the girl worked there. She was in her cute little green uniform shirt and khaki's, totally fresh scrubbed face, undone hair and the boy was looking at her as if she were Cinderella....it was absolutely sweet.

katd said...

I love that. It would've totally made my day. :)

Topcat is fiery, said...

I'm glad you're keeping your bowl.

How funny that S3 thought the impromptu proposal stupid!
xox