Edit to add: I wrote this post on Monday morning after he asked me to marry him on Saturday the 17th of July 2010.
Kobus had organised everything: My friend had fetched Logan; Kobus had left for work for a bit and I was in the bath, pampering and descrubbing. The limited information I had, involved packing an overnight bag and preparing myself for an amazing night. The rest was to be a surprise!
Early the afternoon we arrived at a little lodge close to Hartebeespoortdam. We were checked into the honeymoon suite and I was overwhelmed with the sudden appearance of a picnic basket, a bottle of champagne and a big bunch of long-stem red roses. After a hic-up or two regarding the picnic spot we were next to the dam, Kobus and I with a lot of water as the backdrop. My heart was skipping a beat because I knew what was coming and as many times as I had painting the picture for myself, the reality of it was more special than I could every had imagined:
Yes, it involved Kobus on one knee asking me if I will marry him. This was followed by a many, many sweet words, a part of me didn’t hear. All because I wanted and needed to reply to his initial question. We enjoyed a lovely picnic, took lots of photos of us and soaked ourselves in the moment.
Even though nothing has changed, everything has changed. I am still the same person, I still love the same person and I honestly though it is just a ring. (An amazing ring but just a ring) Yet it isn’t just a ring, it is a ring that symbolises our love. I am becoming all mushy and need to stop now.
My status has changed. I am a new person. I’m not just Alet or Alet, Logan’s mom. I am redefined as Alet, soon to be wife of Kobus Swart.