Bold Enough? Guess What I Did On Leap Day?

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Real Estate Agent with The Stark Company

Barbara Chatterton with Ron FryeIt only comes once every four years.

As you know, February 29th is Leap Year Day.  An old Scottish tradition dating back to the 5th Century is the alleged source of the tradition that a woman can ask a man to marry her on Leap Day.  A very sweet committed relationship and HE has been mentioning getting on the same insurance plan and lots of little details which can only happen when you are married.  We have been planning to move in together, but he did not quite get there with those actual words a woman wants to hear. 

We had breakfast together and then parted knowing we would get back together in the early evening.  So I put my heart on my sleeve and wrote him an email sharing my dreams and desires but still giving him an "out."  I mentioned that I was writing this, insread of saying it,  because I was just a little bit "chicken."  He wrote me a short answer back, saying, yes he had been that way too but that we would talk more when I arrived. 

When I got inside his apartment, he gave me a kiss and asked if I wanted to take a walk.  We bundled up again and as we stepped out the door, the  most lovely  gentle snowfall had just begun-the kind with the big soft flakes floating all around you.   We strolled and casually chatted, neither of us bringing IT up.  After we had climbed our 2nd steep hill and paused to catch our breath, he turned to me, with a deep embrace and whispered, "The answer is yes."  We were just all smiles and grins on the way back to his place.  We do not have all the specifics into place yet, but we are sharing the story.  He wrote to his extended family email list, that "Barbara took advantage of Leap Year and asked me to marry her."  There are quite a few cute comments accompanying the congratulations.  It is lots of fun.

I decided I am going to be bolder this year.  With my other committed relationships-the ones with my buyers and sellers-I am going to plunge in and just pop the questions which need to be asked.  The price changes, the upgrades, the get yourdelf a pre-approval, the let's make up our minds here or stop looking.  As I did with my sweetie, the questions are not going to be prickly, just clear and directed and goal oriented.  And then I will just shut up and wait for the answer.  Works for me!

Happy Leap Year! 

Oh, and just in case you have a very special guy in your life, don't forget Sadie Hawkins Day is November 15.

 

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Awww...what a sweet post...I agree with the commenters above me too..cute couple!  Way to go!

March 07, 2012 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
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OMG Barbara - you go girl. congrats.  Yes, you are bold and I'm so happy for you. Congrats to you both.

March 07, 2012 06:02 PM
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Lisa Boone-Wood
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Barbara, Congratulations! What a sweet story. Best wishes to the two of you!

March 07, 2012 06:36 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Barbara, I can say that I really know how happy you feel.  Yesterday, Dick put a beautiful ring on my finger and made me the happiest woman on earth!  Best wishes to both of you!

March 07, 2012 06:49 PM
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Ginny Gorman
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Barbara, wow you go girl and you two are obviously peas in a pod...best to both of you...brave woman!

March 07, 2012 06:54 PM
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Christine Smith
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Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story! It brought a smile to my face!

March 07, 2012 06:56 PM
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Joan Whitebook
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BHG The Masiello Group

Congratulations and what a great story.  You are so right that what applied in this relationship can apply to our customers and clients as well.

 

March 07, 2012 07:49 PM
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Oh my gosh Barbara, loved your story and how exciting for you both! Contrats!!!

March 07, 2012 07:52 PM
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Joni Staples
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NOW WHERE IS THE love, Love, LOVE button!! Thanks for sharing this GREAT love story!!

March 07, 2012 08:02 PM
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John Juarez
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Wonderful story! I am glad that you got the answer that you wanted.

March 07, 2012 08:26 PM
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Laurie Clark CRB Angel Realty LLC Your Monument Realtor 719-502-6572
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Congrats on the feature and on getting the answer you wanted. May you have an awesome life together. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

March 07, 2012 08:48 PM
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Claude Labbe
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How cool.  My nephew proposed to his girlfriend a few months ago, and they decided to get married on Leap Day.
So, it turns out Wednesday was just a perfect day to get married. It was very different and very special.

I'm thinking your ceremony will be as well... you'll have to share the details.

March 07, 2012 09:12 PM
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Ron Reed

Wow, that is awesome Barbara! Congratulations from the Middleton community! Great story!

March 07, 2012 10:05 PM
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Janet Jones
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Hi Barbara--Congratulations--on your Feature, your engagement, and your being BOLD!  May this be the start of many wonderful things for you. 

March 08, 2012 12:41 AM
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Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors

Best Wishes Barb to you and your sweetie! I will be bold enough to ask this question. Will your ask your bold questions in person or by email? LOL

March 08, 2012 02:36 AM
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC

Congrats on the catch... I am referring to him! Good luck with being bolder with everyone!

March 08, 2012 05:17 AM
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Barbara Chatterton
Middleton Wisconsin Realtor
The Stark Company

WOW-thank you all tremendously for your sweet comments!

Yes-Pat Kennedy, that is just how I feel-the happiest woman on earth.  Isn't that great that there is enough of this to go around? The expansive nature of love!  I am very happy for you, too!

I do not think this is connected, because we both feel empowered by our decision and affirmed by so many people but now I have the flu!  Maybe the headache and body aches is partly the giddiness of it all.

Thank you Eric-I am so glad you and Ron have gotten to know each other.  I appreciate your lovely comments, Kristin, Debbie and Ginny!  Thanks so much Joan, Lynn, Joni and Claude.  John, Janet -thank you for your warm wishes.  Oh yes, Anne-in person. This honestly does make me feel like the bold unsaid comments need to get out there with my clients!  And yes, Gary, I like to think Ron is a wise man! LOL.

Now I have to go back and take a nap to get re-energized.  Merci bien to all of you.

March 08, 2012 08:54 AM
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Kevin Guttman 877-251-9709
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Barbara,

This is such a sweet story.

Congratulations to you both!

Kevin

March 08, 2012 11:08 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Keller Williams 414-525-0563

Warm congratulations Barb....many happy years ...and a great wedding to look forward to !

March 08, 2012 11:32 AM
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Connie Harvey
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Barbara, that was beautiful. I have chills. :) Congratulations!!!

March 08, 2012 11:51 AM
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