- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
It seems I really wasn’t on the list for very long – only about two weeks! I really only started coming here when it seemed apparant that we were beginning to thing of a life together most seriously, and yet I didn’t actually think it would happen. Now, here I am today, and I’m engaged!
My boyfriend (now fiancé!? Wow!) and I had been dating nearly two years, but we’ve known each other about 7. When we decided to start a relationship, we woke up early one morning and sat on a park bench and talked about what we really meant to one another as the sun was coming up over a little lake.
Today, we returned to that park. We had been talking about getting married on and off for a long time, and I was actually starting to get really discouraged. And even though I knew he’d had the ring (for over three months!) I just thought he’d get cold feet and never do it. But today we went back to our little bench in the park, and we had a long, meaningful conversation about how our lives are changing, and that we’ve needed the change brought on by having one another in our lives. Finally, he told me that in order to be what God intended me to be for him, I couldn’t keep doing it the way I was. He’d been praying about it, and there was no reason to keep making excuses anymore. Before I knew it he was on bended knee, confirming that this was absolutely what he wanted to do, popped the question, and the answer was yes! I had no idea we were creating an audience, because all I could see and hear in the world was him in front of me… until I said “Yes!” and hugged him, and I heard cheering and applause! I started crying, and so did he. It’s so obvious he loves me!
The ring is so simple, and yet it is exactly what I wanted. I told him long ago that it wasn’t about the ring so much as it was what the ring symbolized. To me, this is perfect, and I am so happy, and of course I am the most happy because it’s the man that means the most to me in my life who has initiated this scary and exciting next step in our lives.
Thank you for keeping me sane through, the waiting, Bees! And good luck to the rest of you on The List!