(Closed) Bittersweet Moments in Waiting

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

One time, quite a while ago (a year ago!) I was so convinced that he was going to ask right then. I had recently gotten back from a family trip and we were in this beautiful national park. He was acting a little funny but being really nice- and at this one point my heart was fluttering. I feel a little foolish now, a year later, thinking he was going to ask then. Now we’re very open about it and he is “supposed” to ask before October, so I’m on alert for any date or ANYTHING. I sort of wish I would be more surprised, but that’s out the window now.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

*sigh* … men!  I hear ya ladies

Post # 5
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3587 posts
Sugar bee

No romantic missed moments. Now when I got back from my cruise this summer, I thought it was going to happen, he missed me so much and I could. No go on his part though.LOL

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yeah, I haven’t had any moments yet where I thought he was going to propose. 2 years ago though, when he gave me my promise ring (Which is a small diamond ring) I looked at him like he was crazy and he was like “nono, it’s a PROMISE ring! PROMISE.” lol XD

Since then there hasn’t been any moments I was suspicious. He told me the exact date he is proposing now, so I don’t think there will be any more either lol.

Post # 7
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Newbee

I am right there with you! Last weekend was our annual camping trip (where things first happened between K and I) and even though I knew in my head he wouldn’t propose, my heart said once or twice “this couldn’t be a more perfect place for him to do it!” At one point K and a bunch of our friend wanted to go walking up the river and as much as I didn’t want to go, K kept bugging me. I’m not going to lie, I did think that he might do it then. But no. He is insiting on making me nuts! lol I have to say that after almost 2 years of waiting, I have calmed down alot with the “Could this be it?” thoughts. I just can’t do it to myself anymore. My birthday is next weekend, and we are going to an expensive restaurant in Brooklyn and then walking the Brooklyn bridge at night. Duh…now THAT would be the perfect proposal! A girl can dream!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m definetly with you.  We had a huge Independence Day cookout this year with 74 of our closet family and friends and I just knew it was going to happen.  So my Boyfriend or Best Friend goes into the middle of our yard and says “Can everyone gather around in a circle and grab each others hand.” I was clearly the first person to form the circle and follow directions.  lol. And then he says “would you all lower your heads so we can bless the food.”  What?????

My heart dropped.  I don’t mind thanking the lord for our supper but I thought he was going to propose.  🙁

So I’m now thinking of the next perfect time for him to pop the question.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve had a bunch of those moments, myself. Don’t you just want to tell him: “now would be a really good time”? But alas, we don’t. We wait patiently (or not so patiently). Sigh.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I haven’t had a moment yet where I thought would be perfect. I’m waiting for other clues (that he’s asked my dad, ring shopping, being cheap with money after buying my ring). But I look DAILY for those other clues that it might be imminent.

I totally want the proposal to be the best thing on earth. I told him if it takes him 5 years to propose to me, but the proposal is ubber romantic- it would make up for it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I totally know how you feel! We have gone to Europe, along with numerous other closer trips, and no ring.  My Dad and his family always tell each other they think I’m going to come back with a ring each time, but I don’t, Lately my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been talking about marriage more, and in the past month or so he keeps telling me to save the dates for this and that, usually suprises.  But most of the time we end up just going to a concert or meeting up with friends (he still suprised me, but not with a ring). A couple of days ago while I was at work my Boyfriend or Best Friend texted me asking if we could go to our favorite park and go bike riding or paddle boating.  I thought, “Maybe this is it!?” and got kind of excited, but no, no ring. I’m kind of glad he didnt that time, though, bc since we just talked about when an engagement should happen a night before I would have felt like I forced it. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

@yellowlinedpage:

Ahh yes, those moments. When your stomach sinks and your eyes almost tear up… Then your b/f slaps you in the butt and walks away, ruining the romantic moment. *sigh*. That has happened one to many times for me!

GVD

Post # 14
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893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My SO just told me last night that he is planning our 3 year anniversary celebration on September 8th and keeping it a total surprise. This is soooo un-like him and part of me is wondering if that is going to be the day of the proposal. But in that same conversation we also talked about how he still has a lot of the ring left to pay for (he’s doing installments while the jeweler holds it for him – I’ve been in on ALL of the details as it unfolds).

Anyway, I’m just going to be excited that he is planning something special and enjoy it whether a proposal happens or not! No reason to not enjoy ourselves during this wonderful time with the man we love.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Back around my birthday, SO put a date on our shared google calendar that said “blocked.” It was really cute, because when I clicked on the details link he had written “no details here.” Haha. I thought for sure that would be it. But nope, he had bought me a knife skills class for my birthday. Really cool, but not quite what I was hoping for.

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@bestforlast: yeah, one of our “surprises” coming up is at the end of Sept, and Boyfriend or Best Friend did the same thing with our Google calendar. But when something else tentatively got planned for that weekend, he was like, “well, i can probably switch it, it’s not a huge deal”. Bummer…

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