- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I’ve posted this thing TWICE already, but because it’s so long, it won’t take, so this time, I’m breaking it up into sections:
That’s right, bees! Phase 1 of my covert engagement operation is COMPLETE! Today, my wonderfully AMAZING boyfriend took me out to lunch in beautiful San Mateo, where we discussed everything BUT getting married, FOR ONCE.
Well, needless to say, I had no idea what I wanted to do afterward and had made a joke this morning about going to a jewelry store, knowing full well it was a long shot. After lunch, we got in the car and drove the opposite direction of our apartment. I had an idea of where we were going, but wasn’t sure until he pulled into the parking lot of Shane Co.
Before even getting out of the car, I stared at him and said “Are you sure you want to do this? I don’t want you to do this because you feel pressured.” His response was “I’m not.” So, I hesitantly got out of the car and walked into the store with him, wailing inside with excitement, but masking it with my somewhat calm demeanor.
I had no idea going into the store how much I love shiny things, that is until I started putting all the lovely rings on my chubby finger. I was in heaven and my boyfriend looked like a deer in headlights. After about the twelfth ring, I became very discouraged that I couldn’t find one that really “spoke to me”. That was, until I glanced at the case to the right of us and saw it. The love of my life. Right there in the center of a stand, just screaming, “Pick me! Pick me! You know you want to!” Without any thought as to the price of the ring, I graciously asked the saleslady if I could see “That one!”
She pulled it out and slipped it on my finger and that was it. I was done for. After that, I didn’t need to see anymore rings, just the gemstone to put in the center. A pink sapphire please. Two of my favorite things: pink and my birthstone. As soon as she slipped the sapphire into the setting, I knew I had found the FOURTH love of my life. (I say fourth because I have 1) my boyfriend and 2,3) my puppies)
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