- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Hello all! Im one of those who have been lurking on the waiting board and weddingbee overall for quite some time and finally decided to join! I guess its sort of costumary to do a little introduction so here goes:
I graduated from The University of Florida in 2008 and ill be starting medical school this August. My Boyfriend or Best Friend and i met last April ( 2009). He is in the Coast Guard and was stationed in Boston, MA and just happened to be in Jacksonville, Fl for a port call for 3 weeks. I have a friend who lives in Jacksonville and happened to be visitng for the weekend, and to make a long story short we ended up watching the basketball tournament in the same sports bar at the beach. I happened to be sitting faced toarwds the door and when he walked in my friends and I all stared. One of these friends proceeded to to call him over and give him her number and he walked outside to leave. 10 minutes later he returned and sat down next to me, not my friend and we began to talk. Right away we hit it off. For the next 3 weeks i traveled the 60 miles from Gainesville to Jacksonville to visit him every night and on the last night we made it official.
Him being in the military , stationed far away and going on long patrols we have been a long distance couple from the beginning but we make the best of it and actually get to spend alot of time together thanks to skymiles. however from that first night i knew he was the one. anyways we had been talking about marraige and getting engaged pretty much since the 2nd month of our relationship and both have been serious about it but the time frame has always been sort of wishy washy based on him being in the military and me going to medical school we were not sure how or when things ould be able to work out. Fast forward to late October of this year I lost my grandmother unexpetedly and somewhere in all the emotions the Boyfriend or Best Friend and I had a serious conversation in which he told me this engagement was going to be soon and he told his mother, aunt and best friends that he was going to marry me! so i guess i have officially been “waiting” since October.
Recently he got stationed in Florida and will be moving here with me in the middle of February. we have looked at tons of rings, picked one we both really love and is within our price range. we’ve also exchanged ideas about the details of the wedding even setting a date ( June of 2011) and im getting more and more excited and anxious for the question to be officially popped. He says he has had the “method” of how he is going to propose planned out for about 6 months. Most recently we were visiting his mother out of town for christmas and he thought i was in the shower and unable to hear he was telling his mom that as soon as his tax return comes in he is going buy my ring. which naturally got me really excited. A couple of days later on New Years Eve he told me that he knew of one thing that was going to happen to me in 2010 and when i asked what? he said ” you’re going to get engaged”. My Boyfriend or Best Friend is not so good at keeping secrets and surprises and over the last couple of days has been saying ” February will be a really good month for you”. So Im very very VERY anxiously waiting and my head is spinning!
anyways sorry for the long post but I am excited to join the group and stop lurking 🙂