- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Since there seems to be a lot of positive news and progress on the board lately – I thought I’d share my progress!
So for those of you that may not know my situation (or forgot, since I don’t post about it that often), SO and I have been together for 10 years (since HS) and have been living together for over a year and a half, which is also how long I’ve been “waiting”. We went ring shopping in October, which was a huge step for us (it took him a little longer than me to get to that point), but the proposal seems to be taking longer than I thought it would due to finances. SO is the type of guy that likes to pay everything in full right away. He also had to buy a new car since his was in really bad shape. So with mortgage payments, utilities and car payments it has taken him a while to get on track to buy the ring, but it seems like he is almost there!
Anyways, after our anniversary in March, I was getting a bit anxious and wondering when it would happen and even started questioning if he was even going to do it anymore (Deep down, I knew he wasn’t just stringing me along). So I straight up asked him if he’s thinking about it and planning it and he said yes – not to worry, it will happen soon. That was enough for me – I just wanted some reassurance that he was still thinking about it. Since then we have been talking more about us getting engaged, the ring (I’ve changed my mind quite a few times!) and married and the logistics of the wedding. It helps that I’m in two weddings this Sept, (one is my sisters) so the topic comes up quite a bit.
The other day we were talking about honeymoons and when and where we’d like to go and I said we should get married and then go on our honeymoon around the time he gets vacation (he’s a plant manager – so there’s a two week shutdown at around the same time every summer) – and then I made a joke that I meant this summer (we had already discussed next summer previously). He laughed and said I don’t think your sister will appreciate that. And then I got worried that he might wait until after her wedding to propose so I asked him if he was waiting until after her wedding and he said no (in a way like – no way! That’s silly!). My sister is getting married beginning of Sept – so I’m really excited to know that it will definitely be happening before then!
Just thought I’d share in the spirit of positivity !