“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Tiff and Joe agreed to not exchange gifts for Christmas, 2016, but rather buy a “mutual gift,” some high quality cognitive supplements they’d been wanting.
But things went awry. Whilst looking for a package on Joe’s desk, Tiff inadvertently discovered a book, A Most Civil Proposal by C.P. Odom. She realized it was a gift and quickly confessed to Joe. He was unfazed.
On Christmas Eve during family gift exchange, Joe gave Tiff the book. As she thanked him and tried to hug him, he stopped her, telling her that there was a note inside. The note said:
Tiffany My Love, I must selfishly ask you for one more gift. I want the gift of celebrating the miracle of our love for the rest of my blessed life with you.
Joe then dropped to his knees and asked “Will you marry me.” And suddenly everything just fell into place.