- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I’ve not introduced myself, but lurked a while and started posting a bit here and there. My story is that my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been in a long distance relationship for 5 years and he’s here visiting for 3 months so we can make some final decisions about where we were headed, and we’ve been discussing getting married, etc. I can’t leave the states right now because of my kids, and he hadn’t met them or my family until this visit (he lives in Australia, so our visits are few and far between.)
Anyway, he’s been here for over a month and everything has been going amazing; he gets along with my family (the ones he’s met) and my kids and he likes it here and we had made the decision to make it official about 2 weeks ago, he’s just very old fashioned and wants to talk to my dad first (which me being divorced and older is not really necessary to me, but it’s important to him and it’s kinda sweet, so I’m good with it 🙂 ) He was just waiting for a time to get my dad alone to discuss things.
The only bump we’ve run into is that recentlly there’s been a death in my family, so the timing for him talking to my dad and us telling family isn’t quite right at the moment, so that’s on hold for just a bit, but we did order my ring on Monday, so by the time it gets here, hopefully things will be a bit better and we will have that in hand and can go ahead and become officially engaged 😀 I’m a bit torn because I’m upset about the death (it was my cousin/godmother, so it’s someone I’m close to) but I’m also carrying this amazing secret that I can’t tell anyone about. But I want the timing to be right, so it can wait a few more weeks. He’ll be here for almost 2 more months so we have time. It’s just a strange feeling, being happy and sad at the same time. I’m glad he’s here to support me for this difficult time too, it’s really just cemented that everything is amazing between us.
We’ll have to go back to long distance for another year or so to get the whole visa thing done, but knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel will hopefully make it so much easier 🙂 So with luck, I’ll only be in the waiting pool a few more weeks! And I had to tell someone!