“Tie the knot”

Posted: March 3, 2016 in Uncategorized
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I wanted to marry my wife since the day I saw her, but I felt it was too early to ask her. I waited for 9-months, until I would pop the question. This was to ensure that we were meant to be, but also to make sure we knew what we were getting ourselves into. I can be annoying, so I wanted to give the time to run away. But she never ran away, which showed me that she was the one. She loved me for who I was, including my annoyance.

The day that we got engaged, I had no ring. I had planned to ask her on her birthday, but it ended with me purposing a month early. We just got a bad phone call, something was wrong with our health. She was crying on the phone, I saw that she was scared. Her fear wasn’t for herself though, she felt that with the new information, I would surely leave her. She thought that I couldn’t love someone with what she had, but that never mattered to me, I loved her for her, not because of her health. In order to show her, I wasn’t leaving, I decided to pull the plug on the birthday gift, and that day I asked her to marry me. Of course, she said ‘yes.’ We kissed, and went to tell her parents. I didn’t need to whoo her with fancy words, or buy her a thousand dollar ring. She loved the proposal because it came from my heart, not from my pocket.

Today, I was reading “Weird and wacky facts” and I fell onto something that I found amazing. In Luxembourg, Europe, they celebrate “Bretzelsonndeg”. This is where the men would make beautiful cakes that were in a shape of a pretzel, then on the 4th Sunday of lent, they would walk up to their dream girl, and give it to them. This was a sign that they wanted to take the next step, eventually leading to marriage. The pretzel shape treat was indicating that they would “tie the knot” in the future.

The girl would then either agree or disagree to his proposal. If she decided to continue the relationship, she would get a decorated egg and give it to the boy, on Easter Sunday. After she gives the gentleman the egg, they would then walk in the park. They would continue their relationship, and would usually get married after a short bit.

I find that the most simple things in life are the most amazing. Men in Europe don’t have to pay for a girls attention, he simply shows interest and she gets to decide if she wants him, or not. Relationships have become too complicated, when love is suppose to be simple.

If we could take out the materialistic part of all relationships, maybe then we would understand that love doesn’t need to be bought, but it only needs to be earned. I wish that one day, America, could adapt Europe’s traditions, and bring romance back into relationships.

Impromtdude @ Facebook.com/impromtdude

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