Post # 1
Hello lovely Waiting Bees,
What kinds of things can friends say to make the waiting easier/ more tolerable for you? My twin brother is going to propose to his girlfriend whom our family LOVES, and we’re all very anxious for him to get it done! She’s of course quite antsy since they’ve bought a house and she knows he has the diamond. (He already has the ring; I went with him to pick it out in late June, but she doesn’t know that.) Several occasions have come and gone where we all thought he would do it- her family reunion, a spur-of-the-moment weekend away, etc. He even told me that he would do it before July 27th and apparently that plan fell through. Obviously it’s coming, but she’s getting impatient and I don’t blame her! (I’m totally impatient too… I’ve already bought them an engagement gift and it’s sitting wrapped in my guest room!) What can I tell her when she texts me about wondering if today’s the day? So far I’ve just been telling her to enjoy these events whether he does it or not, but that seems lame. Any advice?
Post # 2
Just tell her well you just bought a house, try to enjoy that. if she knows its a sure thing then the hard work is done in my opinon…If i could go back in time i would have tried to ease myself (or atleast looked eased) and been more graceful about the entire thing.
Post # 3
I would just say , “girl I know my brother and ITS 100% HAPPENING! But it wouldn’t be a surprise if you knew all the details now would it? So stop trying to get me to tattle and make sure your nails are pretty 24/7 :)”
Post # 4
DewB59: I know what you mean. I waited VERY briefly a few years ago and the one thing that all waiting ladies say is “It’s so worth the wait!”
MrsBuesleBee: That’s good! I’ll try that 🙂
Post # 5
ruby26: that was the only thing that made me feel better- you get to this weird point where it’s like… Is this all a dream? Is he full of crap? Am I just wishful thinking? The only thing that soothed me was in the know sources saying YES ITS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN AND SOON!
Post # 6
Totally agree with MrsBuesleBee:!
I feel more bothered when everyone says ‘its totally worth the wait!!!’. In my head I’m thinking, well yeah you can say that because yours is over now! Hindsight 20/20! I’m still staring ahead though so no, at the moment its not ‘worth the wait.’
But I’m easily cranky, so maybe that’s just me! 😛