Day 10 = Symbol "!"
Daesha was very, very...very excited to receive a full bouquet of flowers today. In celebration of the first word—icecream—which served as a catalyst for our relationship.
I think she was expecting and maybe hoping that today was going to be “the day” of the proposal. Like yesterday, she kept asking “so when am I getting icecream.”
It didn’t help that I was also planning to take her to Washington DC Zoo Lights. Our first big date was a trip to Denver’s Zoo Lights a year ago, and afterwards we danced in an open field to my “new song” for her entitled “Meant to be.”
Looking back it seems a bit prophetic. Although at the time I know she was a little unsure of what to make of it, given I was playing it not but two weeks into us officially dating.
You can listen to the song here — https://youtu.be/U1n7EaCZe4M
Nevertheless, I strung her along. When she arrived to my place she found a bouquet of flowers with a letter on my desk, suggesting there was “icecream” in the freezer downstairs.
She then went downstairs to see another note on the kitchen table addressed to her and then a third note on the fridge.
I made her wait till after lunch to open the freezer. In typical impatient fashion, she kept asking if she could “have it now.”
After our meal I said yes, and she pulled out Ben & Jerry’s “half baked” (her favorite flavor). She didn’t see anything and then looked underneath to find a fourth note saying.
“My love for you goes on and on... and so too shall these flowers”
She smiled, seemed a bit “underwhelmed” there wasn’t something more, but was content to know that the journey wasn’t over.
Day 1 (Nov 30) - Formal Longform (Anna)
Day 2 (Dec 1) - I (Peter) [Denver, CO]
Day 3 (Dec 2) - C (Ethan) [Denver, CO]
Day 4 (Dec 3) - E (James) [Denver, CO]
Day 5 (Dec 4) - C (Kelsey) [Denver, CO]
Day 6 (Dec 5) - R (Sam) [Denver, CO]
Day 7 (Dec 6) - E (Cody) [Denver, CO]
Day 8 (Dec 7) - A (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 9 (Dec 8) - M (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 10 (Dec 9) - ! (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 11 (Dec 10) - Y (Parker) [Washington, DC]
Day 12 (Dec 11) - O (Jared) [Washington, DC]
Day 13 (Dec 12) - U (Matt H.) [Denver, CO]
Day 14 (Dec 13) - A (Heidi R.) [Denver, CO]
Day 15 (Dec 14) - R (Ben S.) [Denver, CO]
Day 16.1 (Dec 15) - E (Pastor Dave) [Denver, CO]
Day 16.2 (Dec 15) - S (Mitch A. & Drew)
Day 17.1 (Dec 16) - O (Erica) [Parker, CO]
Day 17.2 (Dec 16) - V (Brennan) [Parker, CO]
Day 18.1 (Dec 17) - E (Caden) [Denver, CO]
Day 18.2 (Dec 17) - R (Dustin & Mitch J.) [Denver, CO]
Day 19 (Dec 18) - Y (Claire) [Denver, CO]
Day 20 (Dec 19) - P (Carlie F.) [Denver, CO]
Day 21 (Dec 20) - R (Mikayla) [Denver, CO]
Day 22 (Dec 21) - E (Marina) [Denver, CO]
Day 23 (Dec 22) - C (Abby) [Denver, CO]
Day 24 (Dec 23) - I (Anna) [Denver, CO]
Day 25 (Dec 24) - O (Michaela) [Parker, CO]
Day 26 (Dec 25) - US (Mom & Dad) [Parker, CO]
Day 27 (Dec 26) - T (Taylor) [Newbury Park, CA]
Day 28 (Dec 27) - O (Jonathan) [Newbury Park, CA]
Day 29 (Dec 28) - ... (Mom)
Day 30 (Dec 29) - M (Dad)
Day 31 (Dec 30) - E (Jared - Propose)