Post # 1
We have the distinction of both waiting now. I’ll explain 🙂
My love is Asian American and I’m Franco-Irish American. I’m sure you’ve heard of or experienced the potential difficulties of being in an inter-ethnic relationship. We are blessed however with the most gracious, patient and supportive parents who never questioned the happiness we bring to eachother’s lives. Both parents have worked hard to get to know one another as they’ve gotten to know their child’s love. We are truly blessed.
When my honey started talking about proposing with his parents, his mother suggested it incorporate some of their traditional engagement rituals and be a celebration of the two families coming together. I’m over the moon about this plan! Family is extremely important to us and I’m so honored by his mother’s enthusiasm about me and our marriage.
The women in his family picked out a very auspicious day for the proposal to happen on. Instead of trying to trump up a reason why my parents, sister, his parents and I had to be available for dinner ON THIS ONE SPECIFIC DAY AND NO OTHER, my honey let me know it was our engagement day.
The (dream) ring we picked out together arrived a week ago and my honey can’t stop showing it to me and putting it on my right hand ring finger ‘for practice’. It cracks me up though now that he has started mentioning that waiting is frustrating. Welcome to the last six months of my life, buddy 🙂
I guess some part of me assumed it would be a surprise but given the choice, I’m sooooo glad we have the opportunity to honor his family’s traditions as well as share the special moment with our parents (and my sweet sister).
AND this way I won’t be caught off guard. I have two weeks to figure out my perfect engagement manicure. 🙂
Thanks for reading!
Post # 3
Congratulations! You guys sound so cute!
Post # 4
@nocleverbeepun: Lol! Congrats in advance!
Post # 5
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Ahh that is really cool! All the best to you guys 🙂
Post # 6
Sounds awesome! I loved the part about your boyfriend thinking it is hard to wait hahahaha!
I’ve waited six months and after many discussions, we picked a date together (soon!!!) for our engagement (he really wants to do an official proposal). So I know ahead too, and I couldn’t be happier! It is so nice to know, to look forward to it, to get excited about it with my boyfriend, to think about what I’m going to wear, etc 😉
Bonne période d’attente! Profite bien de ce moment spécial 🙂
Post # 7
@nocleverbeepun: Congratulations! Our proposal was 100% planned, as we had a Vietnamese engagement ceremony. We’re not into the romantic surprise proposal idea, but we LOVED that we were surrounded by family and close friends when he proposed. 🙂 You guys will have such a great time, I’m very excited for you!
Post # 8
@nocleverbeepun: Congratulations in advance! You both seem super happy with this choice. 🙂 You’re very lucky to have such supportive family – I know many don’t have that same luck. Best wishes to you both!
Post # 9
That’s really awesome! Congratulations 🙂
Post # 11
@nocleverbeepun: Wow that is really awesome! I love that he’s following tradition. I’m Mexican and my SO is Filipino. My church is about 1/3 Filipino, so I’ve celebrated holidays with them and done a lot of traditional things. So I was REALLY disappointed when I ended up with the least Filipino guy EVER! He doesn’t know ANY Tagalog even. When I met his mom I did the bow/hand to the forehead thing that I do to ALL the old Filipino ladies at church. She laughed and said “She’s more Filipino than you!!”. I would LOOOOOOVE someone who honored traditions!