The Proposal (Cuando Pidio mi Mano)

Published on Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Narrated by Lili

English

First let’s start off with the big question, “How serious is our relationship?”

The Marriage Discussion:
After Elliot’s younger sister Kristina got married mid May 2004, we started talking about how serious our relationship was. We got the usual question, “When are you guys getting married?”, so it was time to start thinking. Elliot and I started discussing when we would like to get married. We started thinking that we should wait till I graduate from school (December 2005). We were thinking to get married on January or February 2006. So I wasn’t expecting any marriage proposal till 2005.

The Proposal:
The day Elliot proposed, (May 28, 2004), I had a feeling something was up. We were both on a diet, the South Beach diet, which did not allow us to eat carbs. That day, Elliot called me and suggested we go out to dinner. I told him we couldn’t go out because we were saving money for a house and we were doing this diet. He responded by saying, “You’ve had a tough week, and we’ve been good with the diet, so one dinner is ok.” Then he said we could go anywhere I wanted to go, so I suggested Sushi. When I got to his apartment (at that time it was in Main Street Miami Lakes) his brother Eric was there. Later his mom came to pick up Eric, and for the first time Elliot offered to walk her to her car when they were leaving. I started getting suspicious, seemed weird that he was walking his mom to her car.

We got dressed up and then we headed to my mom’s house in Kendall. My sister was down for the weekend, at that time she lived in Jacksonville. I invited my sister to join us for dinner, but luckily she wasn’t in the mood for Sushi. After an hour at my mom’s, we headed to a Sushi restaurant by Aventura. Elliot was concerned that they didn’t have tables with a view to the Bay, but we got a nice table all the way in the back of the restaurant. We ordered our sushi platters, some appetizers and even dessert. Wow, what a diet can do to your appetite!

When the dessert came, we were looking at it closely because it had some weird beans on it. I explained to Elliot they were sweet beans, so it was ok to eat it. I was about to take the first bite when he stops me and says, “You can’t eat yet.� I was puzzled and asked why. Then the big question was asked, “Will you marry me?� Elliot pulled out a little black box and opened it to show me the ring. I smiled and said, “YES!!� We kissed, and and I kept looking at the ring. I then started telling him how I was suspicious when he walked his mom to her car. He explained to me that he had gone to buy a jewelry box at the jewelry place downstairs from his apartment, because the ring didn’t come with a box. And he wanted to ask his mom what she thought about the ring. We then ate our dessert and that was the end of my diet and the beginning of a new page in my life.

Español

Primero empesemos por la gran pregunta, “Que tan seria es nuestra relacion?”

La Discusion de Matrimonio:
Despues de que la hermana menor de Elliot se caso a mediados de Mayo 2004, nosotros empesamos hablar de que tan seria era nuestra realcion. Todos nos preguntaban los mismo, “Cuando se casa ustedes?”, asi que era tiempo de pensarlo. Elliot y yo empesamos hablar de cuando nos casariamos. Empesamos a pensar que deberiamos esperar hasta que yo me graduara de la universidad (Diciembre 2005). Nosotros teniamos pensado casarnos en Enero o Febrero 2006. Asi que yo no estaba esperando que pidiera mi mano en matrimonio hasta en 2005.

Cuando Pidio mi Mano en Matrimonio:
El dia que Elliot me pidio la mano,(Mayo 28, 2004), yo tenia un presentimiento que algo pasaba. Los dos estabamos a dieta con la Dieta South Beach, por la cual no podiamos comer muchos carbohidratos. Ese dia, Elliot me llamo y sugerio que fueramos a cenar. Yo le dije que no podiamos salir porque estabamos ahorrando para comprar una casa y estabamos a dieta. El respondio, “Tu has tenido una semana muy dura, y hemos seguido la dieta al pie de la letra, asi que una cenita no viene mal.” Despues me dijo que podiamos ir a cualquier lugar que yo quisiera, asi que yo propuse Sushi. Cuando yo llegue a su apartamento (en ese tiempo vivia en Main Street Miami Lakes) su hermano Eric estaba ahi. Despues su mamá vino a recoger a Eric, y Elliot se ofrecio a caminar con ella a su carro. Empese a sospechar, me parecio raro que el fuera con ella a su carro.

Nos arreglamos para salir, y despues fuimos a la casa de mi mami en Kendall. Mi hermana estaba en Miami para el fin de semana, en ese entonces ella vivia en Jacksonville. Yo invite a mi hermana para que viniera con nosotros a cenar, pero gracias a dios no estaba de humor para comer Sushi. Despues de una hora en la casa de mi mami, nos fuimos a un restaurante de Sushi en Aventura. Elliot estaba preocupado porque no tenian mesitas con vista a la Bahia, pero nos dieron una mesita bien atras en el restaurante donde no habia mucha gente. Pedimos dos platos de sushi, aperitivos, y postre. Wow, lo que la dieta le hace a tu apetito!

Cuando vino el postre, nos lo quedamos viendo porque tenia unos frijolitos. Yo le explique a Elliot que esos eran frijoles dulces, asi que estaba bien comerlos. Estaba apunto de comerme la primera cucharada cuando Elliot me interumpe y dice, “Tu no puedes comertelo todavia.” Yo media confundida le pregunte porque. Despues la gran vino la gran pregunta, “Te casarias conmigo?” Elliot saco una cajita negra, la abrio y me enseño el anillo. Yo sonrei y dije, “SI!!!” Nos dimos un beso, y yo seguia viendo el anillo. Despues le empese a contar que yo tenia una sospecha cuando el se fue con su mamá al carro. El me explico que habia bajado para comprar una cajita donde el joyero porque el anillo tenia cajita. Y queria preguntarle su mamá que pensaba del anillo. Despues comimos el postre y ese fue el fin de la dieta y el principio de una nueva etapa en mi vida.


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