10.24.2010

Love is meant to make us glad.


This photo was taken about ten minutes after the man next to me got down on one knee (on a hardwood hotel room floor, no less!) and asked me to marry him. I can't remember what he said exactly, but it started with a very shaky "Jennifer Epting..." and it ended with me also getting down on one knee and crying as I tried to tell him how much he means to me.

There I was, in the best room at the New York Ace Hotel, hugging a dude who has gone from being my co-worker to my very best friend. Surreal! That is really the only word for it. We sipped champagne (thank you, Ace Hotel!!) and talked about the kind of marriage we want to have and what kinds of adventures we have ahead of us. It was an unforgettable night and even now, sitting here after hours (AND HOURS AND HOURS) of phone calls to tell friends and family about the news, it still feels like we took a hard left last night and landed in some alternate universe in which Sundays are for feeling immensely loved and Monday morning celebrations at work cannot get here fast enough.

Totally surreal.

You all know how much we love the Ace Hotels and it was the perfect place for Chris to propose. It also felt really serendipitous that our bathroom mirror had that phrase printed across it. Love is meant to make us glad.

And tonight I am so, so, so glad.

7 comments:

Mer said...

Love it - so happy for you guys! Mazel Tov!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you both! Love the picture. How perfect. Hope the fizzy feeling of engagement stays with you for a long time and beyond the big day! Ciara

Meg said...

Congrats! I am soooo so happy to hear of your engagement! Your love for each other certainly makes me glad.

Courtney said...

Yippee!! <3

Tara said...

oh wow, congratulations, jen!

Anonymous said...

génial Jen ! je suis trés trés heureuse pour toi ! Je te souhaite énormément de bonheur ! gros bisous Mylène

MikeM said...

Congrats! Health, wealth and happiness to you two. Tell the fiance,"Bien fait!"