- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2017
My SO started a new job last week (FINALLY!) and had to go get a bunch of tools so he could have them while on the job since they don’t provide the tools to demo what they need to. He had been unemployed since December, the day before my birthday actually, and I have supported the both of us and our bills and rent, etc. on my income alone…so a good job has been a long time coming. Anyways, we opened a credit card (in my name because he has no credit and I have good credit…he never has taken out a personal loan and doesn’t have any student loans…which we will be doing a small personal loan or two for him so he can build a little credit) at Home Depot because it was a year free interest, etc. and it cost a lot to get pretty good quality tools for his work. He will be paying it off, just giving me money for it. We couldn’t get the cheapest ones because I’m sure we would have been replacing them soon enough and I didn’t want to have to do that when the ones we ended up getting for him have a lifetime warrenty to a certain extent, which really helps.
Anyways, throughout going through the list and getting what he needed (which he will be able to write off on taxes by the way — thank goodness!!!!), he could tell my anxiety was on the rise and continuing to creep up up and up. When we were done having someone help us get some of the things, he stopped and looked at me, and I took a deep breath and let it out. He said he knew I was having a mini-heart attack inside…and that this would be worth it. I agreed and told him it was okay because he would be spending a pretty penny on me soon enough for a nice sparkly thing on my finger. He smiled and said “Yes, I certainly will be.” and gave me a hug.
When we checked out and were walking to the car, he could tell I was still anxious and he was like “I can relate to how you’re feeling…when we went to look at rings and I saw the price tag of the one you had fallen in love with, I began to feel the same way I’m sure you are now. I realize now that it is worth it.” I asked him what he meant and reassured him that I didn’t need that one, that getting one similar or something would be perfectly fine because I know the one I fell in love with at first is a REALLY REALLY REALLY pretty penny. He puts the stuff in the trunk and sits next to me in the car and turns to me and says, “Nicole, I know I freaked out inside when I saw the price tag on that ring, but the last four months have shown me that it is worth it to get you the ring you fell in love with. I feel that even more now, being that you’re letting me do this for work, even though it is costing a lot…and because you have done everything you can to help me and support me even when I didn’t have a job, and you didn’t walk away when you could have easily done so.” My heart got all tingly and warm.
I love this man, I really really love him. I couldn’t imagine my life without anyone else….and I couldn’t have imagined going through anything with any other guy.
Sooooo, I might get the VERRAGIO ring I originally fell in love with, after all! We will see!! 🙂 Or maybe something super similar which would be totally fine!