After two years of being the most awesome boyfriend ever Terick Hines proposed to Stefanie Gomez on December 25, 2012. This is the story and hilarity of how it happened.
On Christmas eve Terick aka "Big" walked into our fabulously messy apartment ( thanks to the shin dig I three the night before) with a very large gift box. "What is that?" I exclaimed. "It's a present." was all he said. So I kept pestering him, actually I attempted to tickle him to death, then he finally said "it's something fuzzy and blue" which stopped me in my tracks "Fuzzy and blue?" last time he'd said that I got earrings from the Shane company, was it earrings again? I decided to shake the box as much as I could, I smelled it, weighed it my hands no clue.
Christmas morning came, since we'd be waking up at 4am every day to get him to work by 5, we couldn't help getting up early and I got up at 3 that day. I jumped on him said "Merry Christmas" and dragged him out of bed. He ran into the office we have in our apartment and proceeded to dress in a suit and tie. "Why are you getting dressed like that?" I asked. "Because I have to play Santa and this is the only red thing I have." I didn't really question it as Terick says and does weird spontenous things all the time so I just let it go, the tie should have been a clue though. For the records I was wearing sheep pajamas. I waited for him in the living room and when he finally came out I handed him the present I knew he'd like best the lightsaber I'd gotten him. See my twitter pics for the reaction. After I'd let him open all his I looked at the big box longingly, was it a new computer? Or the boots I'd been lusting after on Simplybe? He grinned handed me the giant box and I ripped through the wrapping paper, two boxes stacked on top of each other, I ripped into the wrapping of the top box and pulled out.......blue fuzzy hangers. I smiled looked at him and tried not to cry, "Thank you honey, I-I needed more hangers." He couldn't help laughing at my "present" face so then I moved on to the next box hoping to God it wasn't socks. This box was smaller, and had over two balls of newspaper wrapped in giftwrapped inside. As I waded through all the wrapping paper balls, I saw it, beautifully wrapped in maroon textured giftwrap what I knew to be a Shane company box, "it is earrings! I thought) I opened the gift wrap but before I could open the box, he took it from me, got down on one knee and said: "I've loved you since the moment I saw you. I knew you were the one from the first time you smiled, I've always been drawn to you. You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, will you please, please be my wife." I burst out into tears and hugged him, I almost forgot to say yes. I don't think we stopped hugging each other for an hour.
I never thought I would be so incredibly happy, so joyously in love with someone. Before Terick I have never known what it was like to be completely and totally loved, to be confident in the other persons affections, loyalty and fidelity. It is one of the most liberating feelings in the world to know even if you don't understand why, that you are loved completely and unconditionally. To all those who have it cherish it, guard it and tend it well, to those of you who are still seeking it, don't worry it will find you.
-CGINTW(Soon to be Mrs. Hines)
We are getting married Dec. 21, 2013 in San Jose, CA with a small group of friends and family.