Post # 1
A bit of background if you haven’t read my previous posts; My SO (MJ) and I have been together 17 months. We moved in together in December and pushed back an engagement a few months because renovations cost a lot. It was to be “before June.” In May, MJ broke down and asked for my help in picking and designing a ring. I was happy to do that! We had fun doing it together. 🙂
Well, last Friday we went together and looked at the rough cut of the ring (unpolished metal and still in two pieces, stones unset) just to make sure the setting wouldn’t be too high. From then on, MJ said he wanted to take over by himself. That way, I would never have seen the finished ring and it would still be a surprise when he asked.
But I was there when the jeweller said it would be ready for pickup the next Friday. That’s TODAY. We didn’t carpool to work as usual today, because he’ll be going to pick it up.
MJ doesn’t want me talking about it or speculating on when he’ll ask me because he wants it to be a surprise. But I told him – I can’t pretend I don’t know what I know! When he walks in the door tonight, I’ll KNOW he has the ring … somewhere. And a proposal could happen at ANY MOMENT. How am I going to function normally?!? I’m already so excited I could just squeal. lol
Waiting patiently (and with good grace) is going to get significantly harder after 5pm today. How am I going to stop thinking, “oh, we’re going for a walk/bike-ride/dinner/to my parents’. Maybe it’ll happen now?!?”
I asked him to please not make me wait too long. I’ll go bananas. He smiled mischievously. Seriously. I love that man, but I might kill him for teasing me! lol
Post # 3
@LastGirlStanding: Congrats! Sounds like an exciting time for you.
I have no good advice for the wait though. Good luck.
Post # 4
How awesome! I would be bouncing off walls had I known my engagement was coming… I am happy I had no idea! LOL
Can’t wait to see a picture 🙂
Post # 5
Yay! He’s going to have the ring! If it makes you feel better, because we had mine custom ordered as well, I had to try on the ring when it arrived with my eyes closed to make sure it fit. And then I had to give it back! It was about 3 weeks from when it arrived to when he asked. I’m still amazed that I knew where he was hiding it, and I managed not to look.
Post # 6
No advice haha, that’d drive me crazy. But congratulations!!!
Post # 7
The ring wasn’t ready. 🙁
The jeweller called MJ on Friday and said it would be Tuesday/Wednesday of this week instead. I asked MJ if that ruined his plans – and he said “Yeah, kind of.” I was a good sport and said, “Well, at least I don’t have to spend all weekend on tender hooks thinking, ‘is it now?'”
For a split second, I wondered if MJ was just bluffing in order to make it a real surprise – but no. He’s not like that. The weekend passed and I’m still ringless.
It’s SO disapointing knowing that I likely would have got engaged this weekend, but didn’t! I’m super curious to know what MJ has planned for a proposal.
On the plus side – I now know he’s not planning on waiting long between getting the ring and popping the question! 🙂
Post # 8
@LastGirlStanding: eeee! That’s so exciting!! It sucks that is wasn’t ready yet but it wievens such a surprise when he does propose and that beautiful ring can finally find its home on your finger!!! I’m in a similar place as you, as we ordered the ring mid-may…even though the place put a different “date promised” on the reciept (so she said) since I helped pick the ring out. It HAS to be coming somewhere around that date and I’ve got ants in my pants already! Ou can’t wait to see what your ring looks like and hear about your proposal!!!!
Post # 9
@MariContrary: Seriously? With your eyes closed? And you didn’t peak!?! You’re stronger than I, MariContrary! That’s like torture. lol
Thanks for the support, ladies. I’m oddly calmer, knowing it’s coming and that he won’t sit on it very long.
I helps that I’ve also decided to enjoy this time, the excitement of waiting, and his pride in being able to do his proposal, his way. (But only because I KNOW it’s coming. lol)
Post # 10
You are so lucky he’s not waiting long! FI waited for about a month from when he picked it up (which I knew when) to when he proposed. Even harder was that when he brought it home, he had me try it on to make sure it fit properly. I wish I had my eyes closed, cause I seriously did not want to take it off. We didn’t live together until we were engaged, but I was over at his place enough to have had plenty of time to look for it. Proud to say, I was a good girl and didn’t snoop.
Post # 11
@LastGirlStanding: It was only because it was SO important to him. Oh, and he really got me the day before he actually proposed. Little box, wanted to get me something special before we drove up to his parents for the charity dinner event…..absolutely to die for beautiful black pearl earrings. It didn’t occur to him that I’d think it was the ring! It was that moment of Oh… followed by Oh holy crap, those are gorgeous!
And although I hate to admit it, he DID have to pry my hand open to get the ring off me when I tried it on. I had my eyes closed, but my hand was clenched tight and I had my other hand wrapped around it!
Post # 12
I love how the Bee gives me perspective. MariContrary, NicoleLyn1218, and LTD418, you were tortured WAY more than me! lol
On a somewhat separate note, I think he asked my parents for their blessing on Saturday. I was at a baby shower and he went to their house “to get the bikes tuned up,” so was with them alone. I think he was planning on showing them the ring when he asked and that’s another reason he was disappointed it wasn’t ready.
Total speculation on my part – but super sweet if true!