- 5 years ago
I don’t post on here very often but I wanted to share some good news and also some bad news and ask for some opinions. I know it’s long but please even just read the last bit…
Good things come first:
SO and my 2 year anniversary was last week. On Friday night he handed me a letter saying that he is “kidnapping” me as a surprise: I am not allowed to know where or for how long, just that I am unavailable to the rest of the world from 0600h Saturday! He gave me a list of things to pack but wouldn’t answer any other questions. The next morning he blindfolded me and took me outside, where we were picked up in a car (still blindfolded) and drove around. I thought we were going to the airport but then we took all the wrong turns to get there and I was completely lost! Perhaps he is taking me to the beach? We have traditionally celebrated at the beach (his favourite place) and maybe he wanted us to catch the sunrise? However my first inclination was correct, we stopped at the airport and boarded a plane to Melbourne.
What a surprise! I have never been but we have talked about moving there in the next few years for his job (not many engineering jobs here). After a day of shopping and eating delicious food he surprised me again, telling me to dress up for dinner, but actually we were going to dinner and then to the BALLET! We were going to see Swan Lake, something I have always wanted to see! It was such a romantic night and we were so happy. As you can probably guess, by the time we got back to our hotel room (in the most expensive hotel in town!) there was a trail of rose petals leading from the door to the bed which had them arranged in a beautiful red heart. He got down on one knee and said those magic words. It was the most romantic evening of my life, in the city we want to spend our future :D.
Brilliant news, I know! We told our families but wanted to wait until we came home to tell our friends.
Well, we got back last night and this morning we woke to the bad news that FI’s grandfather passed away. This was heart breaking. He is so upset.
Now my question is: I don’t want to keep a secret from our friends about the proposal because our families all know (and it’s only so long they can keep it off Facebook) and I have a giant rock on my finger. But I don’t want to tell them when FI is so upset. What would you do?