Post # 1
Whooo! A weight has definitely been lifted off my shoulders. My FIANCE (can’t get enough of saying it 🙂 )and I finally were able to announce to my side of the family in person about our engagement and I am so relieved. We hadn’t made our announcement public yet because I wanted to tell my family in France in person before it went all public on FB with comments from friends and such. It was definitely hard for me because I wasn’t able to tell any of my friends back home in the States about it, but now we made the announcement and I am so excited to share the news. I almost felt like I had this dark secret I wasn’t supposed to tell anyone, and almost felt guilty because it was supposed to be this joyous moment in our lives. But I really wanted to wait to tell my aunts and uncles in person after one of my cousin’s wedding (we were visiting for her wedding and I didn’t want to announce before to steal her moment) out of respect for my family and to avoid the gossip chain. But boy am I glad the weight is over!
Have any other bees experienced this? It’s always great to get some sympathy from the ladies 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I have not experienced anything similar, but wanted to say congratulations!!
Post # 4
Congratulations! It must feel nice to finally let loose!
Post # 5
My FI had a few people he wanted to tell before we made the big announcement and he kept dragging his feet. It was a HUGE relief to finally be able to make the big announcement to my more distant family. We mostly keep in touch on facebook, and a few of their close friends are on there whom he hadn’t told, and he wanted to make sure he called them before we announced it on facebook. I was so worried that one of my cousins would post something and his friends would see it and be upset that they weren’t told! (I called all my aunts and uncles as did FI, after we announced it to my parents, and knowing my family at least, my aunts and uncles would have spread the word down to my cousins. That’s how things work in my family, because there’s so many of us!)
Post # 6
@futuremrste: That’s exactly what happened in our situation! We had to make seperate announcements to both sides of our family several months apart in seperation because we wanted to do it in person and not over the phone or internet. We’re a little old fashioned like that. 🙂 But it seemed like FOREVER!! Keeping it a secret and worrying about if someone is going to spread the word before you have is so stressful!!! I totally sympathize. It felt so great to finally share with all my friends back home via FB and to call them via Skype to tell them the good news and to be able to gossip with my girlfriends. Such a relief and so great to have been able to finally change our relationship status and see all the positive and caring comments people have written for us. It’s great to be able to share this joyous moment with everyone and not have to keep it a secret anymore. Congrats on your engagement!!