Oh, , Yes, , He did!
Sammy took centre stage at the panto!
Imet Paul, now 25, at a December wedding in 2015. We hit it off at once, chatted as if we’d known each other for years. ‘My favourite film is The Lion King!’
I laughed, after he’d asked. Then a rather tipsy Paul Pau got on one knee.
‘It’s my favourite, too, let’s be together!’ he slurred. Silly beggar!
But I liked him, and we swapped numbers. And, the next day, he texted me.
It wasn’t long before
I’d fallen in love. Paul was funny and caring.
We talked from the start about marriage and wanting kids. After six months, we moved in together.
And, that December, Paul had a surprise.
‘We’re off to the pantomime!’ he grinned.
I was over the moon
– he knew me so well.
I’d been performing on stage since I was 8, in musicals, plays, pantos...
So, a year to the day since we met, we went to see
Dick Whittington at King George’s Hall, Blackburn.
Halfway through, Paul went off to the loo, but he was ages. Was he lost, or ill..?
Then a cast member came on stage and wished happy birthday to kids at the show.
‘Anyone else got something to say?’ he finished.
And Paul appeared on the stage.
‘I’d like to invite my girlfriend Sammy up!’ he said. Shaking, I made my way up. Paul was shaking, too, and got down on one knee…
‘You’re my best friend… marry me?’ he asked.
Happy tears pouring down my face, I said yes and kissed him.
I forgot we had an audience – everyone cheered as we returned to our seats!
I could hardly concentrate on the rest of the show!
We’re planning the wedding for 2019.
Now I really can’t wait to say, ‘Oh, yes, I do!’
And we’ll live happily ever after
Sammy Edwards, 22 Burnley