Oh how I love love!
Mine’s the insane kinda unrealistic fairytalish love that I love. You know, the kind when this guy runs 700 miles – when he cudda taken a bike – just to say “I love you and I want to be with you”.
Makes me shiver
That ain’t my flow, be calm.
I’m here to tell you about the very first proposal I ever witnessed and the sweetness of it all. Call me sentimental, but it brought tears to my eyes
Where to start…
July 23, 2011
It was my graduation. Mine and my 3 besties. We called us “The Orangutans”.
Convocation in my school was a month long event. We’d start with TTG (Towards a Total Graduate/Towards the Gate ) and then transit into four days of real activities that are actually the graduation ceremonies. It was in the third day we spotted him. The third day was a Saturday and we were getting sworn in as alumni of the prestigious Covenant University.
We – The Orangutans – sat in the last four seats on the row, bored to death, then he passed by! And suddenly we were at alert!
“See that cute alumni guy” that was Moyin.
Tope and I looked in agreement and the conversation continued from there. Dami, however, looked exactly like the uninterested smiley on BBM.
Let me quickly tell you a little about Dami. She’s a grinch. Raining on our parade was like what she lived for. It literally took at least 3 bottles of coke to get her half as excited as we usually were, but she hardly took coke . We loved her that way.
Back to the story…
So this cute alumni guy’s name is Taiwo. Taiwo is cute. Very cute. haha!
Later that evening, we had our graduation dinner and guess who was introduced to the trio (I was missing) Mr. Cute Alumni. Dami, once again, was forming uninterested, but that’s how love stories in all those romantic novels we bored ourselves with, started, yes?
August 16, 2014
Three years, three weeks and three days after that evening, in the early hours of the night, all of Dami and Mr. Cute Alumni’s most important friends are gathered together to celebrate his birthday.
You see, Dami had planned a surprise birthday for him to make him happy around the people he loved but he had bigger plans.
He had somehow found a way to hack into this carefully planned out surprise dinner and own it, and damn well, he owned it!
Somewhere in between our bants, Taiwo got up and said he wanted to say a few things to Dami, that’s where it all begun
Three crazy things that made me shiver in the “I love love” kinda way:
– Before he started his bants, he set the mood! He had cued in a song with the DJ. It was one of the earliest songs Dami had sent him when they started out. It was When God Made You – Newsong and Natalie Grant. You should listen to it, you’ll be teary eyed It was such a cute moment!
– He said he’d gone ahead to ask her dad for his blessings, so he could confidently propose It was such a sweet and mature thing to do.
– He got down on that knee yo! The knee thing is almost a cliche now, I know, but it’s the thing fairytales are made of! And we love it!
In all of it, that day reeked of cuteness (Dami is crazy cute too) and love and I just had to pen it down.
P.S.: As we do not have the date yet, save the hashtag #DamiTaiwo2015! We finna turn up!