- 7 years ago
I just got engaged on Sunday! Couldn’t be more excited or happy!
Saturday was our 6th anniversary. We attended a company holiday party on Friday, spent a relaxed day together on Saturday, and ran a 10k on Sunday. Afterward, we got cleaned up and went to a lovely dinner at the top of Toronto’s CN tower.
After dinner, we went down to the observation deck to exchange anniversary gifts. My gift was Unfinished Tales, from J.R.R. Tolkien, my all-time favorite author. On opening the book to a marked page, I saw that some of the index had been cut away, leaving a small hole with the ring inside. It was such a romantic proposal, and my fiance and I couldn’t be happier! I”m so pleased to be with a person who knows me so well.
My ring is special, too. The stone comes from the engagement ring that my grandfather gave to my grandmother. He passed away when my mother was just a year old, and my grandmother remarried. When my mother got married, my grandmother gave her the stone, and gave her sister the setting of the engagement ring. My mother and father had the diamond re-set, and my mother wore this as her engagement ring until I was about 9 years old, when my father could afford to buy her the ring he had wanted to give to her for years.
Unbeknownst to me, my mother offered the heirloom engagement ring to my fiance, to give to me. I am so glad he chose to do so; this is the most meaningful ring I could ever have asked for. It is aslo exactly what I would have wanted (1/3 carat in a simple solitaire setting; I had hopes for a 1/4 carat ring, but slightly larger doesn’t hurt..), which gives me the perfect ring, the perfect proposal, and most importantly the perfect man to share the rest of my life! I think I must be the most fortunate young woman in the world right about now!