"It took you forever to ask me, by the way. It was driving me crazy! I was ready to ask
"I had to finish the house first!"
"So that's why you dumped me so fast after each date. I thought you were getting tired
"No!...quite the opposite actually…"
"It's just that I knew every day that passed by without me finishing would be another night I had to say goodbye to you at the door…and it was getting hard."
"…but you never asked to stay did you?"
"I didn't want to. Not without a promise."
*he holds his left hand up, showing the wedding ring*
"Darling, staying overnight with someone hardly counts as love, let alone a promise of it. I remember my father told me something about it before I left. He said, 'If you love her that much you won't want her walking out the door without a promise that she'll return and that you'll be waiting for her when she does' How could I ask to stay without knowing if tomorrow would last? What if you changed your mind? What if it didn't work out? What if something came up? And how could I leave you wondering the same things?… No, I wanted to walk into a home with you. A home built on a promise longer than one night…Also, you never asked me to stay. Thank you."
"Well, from an early age I knew I wanted to marry someday…and I always thought 'how could I ever look him in the eyes and tell him I loved him if I had other moments in my past?' I couldn't, wouldn't, didn't. My line of work is dominated by men. I had to quickly learn to set boundaries…even for you, but you never pressed me, and I didn't want to either. I could see what we had. I didn't need a night before the promise."
*Shows her own wedding ring and then takes his left hand and laces her fingers between
his* "You're my first and only."
"I love you Tammy Jean."
"I love you Felix."