- 5 days ago
SO and I have been together for a little over 8 years now. We’re young-ish (36) and we’ve both been married before, so when we first got together, we made it known that neither of us wanted to rush anything. Well, that didn’t last very long. After a few months, he basically moved in with me but still had his house…and then the living situation became official when we bought a house together 3 years ago. During these past 5-6 years, we’ve definitely gotten our fair share of the “when are you getting married” questions. And I allowed these questions to cause some insecurities from time to time, I would feel like I had to get married to appease everyone, but my SO would always reassure me when I opened up about how I was feeling. Then this past March, after my SO’s younger brother got married, I started to really feel the want to get married, and he did too! Yay! We finally started looking at rings and I picked out my set about a month ago. I unknowingly even signed for it when it got delivered (ordered from moissaniteco)
Here’s how he proposed…
A little history first..We met on an online dating site and had our first date on 2/5 at a bar called Doyle’s. I love going there on nice days to sit outside and have lunch. Since we’ve been so busy lately, we’ve made it a point to have date days where we go out to lunch on the weekends. So, today 5/2, it was beautiful out and he said let’s have a date day, run a couple errands, do some shopping, and then go to Doyle’s for lunch. I thought nothing of it! The weather was perfect, we had a delicious lunch, paid the bill, and then he starting asking me if I’m definitely ready for this next stage in our lives (we own a business and will be opening up a shop soon), if I want to be with him forever ect ect… Then he got down on one knee, said some super sweet things, and asked me to marry him! As soon as he went down on one knee, I grabbed ahold of him and didn’t let go, not even to see the ring. Finally, through my shock and ugly crying, he peeledp me off so that I could see my amazing ring!
The best part about all this….While waiting for the rings to arrive, he asked my son from my previous marriage, who is 18, if it is ok if we get married, and he even showed him the rings!
I’m beyond excited and just had to share my story, and of course photos of this stunning ring! For those of you who are truly happy in your relationship, don’t count the years thinking you need to get married at a certain point, and don’t let anyone else tell you what steps should come next in your relationship. Do what you want when you want!
For reference…This ring is from moissaniteco…yellow gold setting, colorless 8×6 (1.5ct equivalent) oval moissaniteco stone, small moissanites on the band along with milgrain detailing. My finger is a size 8