Post # 1
Ladies, feel free to add to this list. I just wanted to look on the positive aspects of my life in waiting-mode instead of the negative so here we go:
– That this will be the last time I call someone my boyfriend.
– That this will be the last time that I am someone’s girlfriend.
– That I have someone in my life that I love so much I want to build a future with him.
– That he loves me back just as much.
– That I can enjoy the feeling of anticipation (its like Christmas Eve….for days and days on end lol!)
– That I have plenty of time to get in shape before the big day.
– That these may be the last months/year that I use my last name.
Post # 3
@cali_cat: A Year from now I will be planning a wedding, this may be my last holiday/birthday/anniversary before being engaged, SO knows me well enough to plan the ultimate surprise engagement, SO wants to marry me
Post # 5
How about the fact that you are alive and get to plan for tomorrow??
Seriously, ladies. I mean this the kindest way possible: don’t let waiting take over your life. Just live your life and when it happens it happens. Speaking from experience here!
Life in waiting “mode” should be no different than life in “regular” mode!
Post # 6
@cali_cat: This is sweet. I was saying to my best friend on the phone yesterday (who I’ve been venting to about the troubles of waiting) that I have butterflies ALL THE TIME. I’ve been with my SO for 7 1/2 years, so by now, I’m very comfortable with him. It’s been so long since I’ve had that new relationship butterfly feeling. And it’s kind of fun! I iove that I feel so comfortable and calm with him in general, but it is nice to have a little taste of nerves for a bit. I’m sure I’ll get them again on my wedding day!
But I hope I don’t have to wait too much longer!
Post # 7
@pharmy: I agree completely which is why I wanted to focus on the good parts of my life as it is right now. Just having a good relationship at this moment is a blessing and I want to make sure I enjoy and celebrate it as much as possible.
@coffeeeeee: Isn’t a great feeling? It isn’t often that we have a surprise waiting for us.
Post # 8
Oh this is a great post, I highly agree. I also love how we get to fantasize about the future, without having to be stressed out by the realities of planning a wedding! Truthfully real wedding planning cannot be nearly as fun as pinning random things onto my Wedding Pinterest board!
Also every major event/trip suddenly becomes that much more exciting!
Post # 12
Anyone find it interesting that this super cute post has 9 replies, while the negative Nancy post has 150???
Ok, things to be happy for…
More time to save money to have an amazing wedding
YES to singing Single Ladies!!
THe excitement of every weekend together wondering, is it going to happen now?? While frustrating, its also kinda fun 😉
Post # 13
How happy it makes you every time someone tells you “you’re next!”
All your married friends are bummed cuztheir day has flown by…and you still get to dream about yours!
You get to hang out with all the amazing girls on the waiting boards and you still love hearing engagement stories! ; )
Post # 14
Lovely post and some lovely ways to look at things!
Last time that I would be free to say yes is Johnny Depp propositioned me?!! lol (JK JK I am in a committed relationship, of course I would say no!)
Post # 15
At the last wedding we went to I vowed this would be the last wedding I go to as a Girlfriend.
Post # 16
@Everdeen: Yes to the Single Ladies! Just make sure you aren’t drunk when dancing to it or you might sing the “shoulda put a ring on it!” line too loudly at your SO. Not that such a thing has ever happened to me…ahem.
@MsBeer: I think if Johnny Depp propositioned you’d have to at least be allowed to go on a dinner date with him!
Another thing to enjoy while waiting is that we have all the time in the world to research, review and get ideas for how we’d want our wedding to be. No last minute scurrying to see who is the best makeup artist in our area lol.
You know how people always say to enjoy and be “in the moment” for when you are pregnant or engaged cause the time is fleeting? I’m adding the waiting period to that list too because it CAN be an enjoyable-ish experience that might be over sooner than you expect. Its another milestone like waiting for the first kiss or waiting to see when your SO will say he loves you for the first time. 😉