- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Hi Fellow Waiting Bees! I have a kind of weird situation that I wanted to see if anyone could empathize on…or just offer advice/support while I wait.
So I’m a waiting bee that’s fairly close to engagement. We have a ring picked out and in my amazing SO’s possesion. We have a timeline for the proposal…by the end of the summer. We also have talked about our lives together, getting married, and all that extensively, and know we’re going to have the wedding in May 2013…less than a year from now!
Because of all these things, I expected to get engaged this past week. I hadn’t seen him in over a month and a half because he was in Ecuador doing scientific botany research, and I was staying at his house for a week. It was a great trip, and I had a ton of fun with him, but I knew after the first day that he wasn’t going to propose…because he brought up that my “surprise” wasn’t ready yet. Apparently, he’s building something big and elaborate that involves nails, a bedframe, wooden pallets, walking in the woods, and lots of other stuff that I have absolutely no idea what it goes with.
My SO is a romantic, and he loves big gestures like this. He also loves building things, so I really don’t want to deprive him of this. I’m sure it’ll be amazing, it’s just kind of frustrating to keep waiting when we already know when we’re getting married! But I am excited to see the final product!
To top it all off, he probably would have been able to get his building project done by mid-to-late this month, but my younger sister, who I am very close to, is going to Africa and will be out of contact for five weeks until the first week of July, and would be very hurt if he proposed when she couldn’t hear about it, so he won’t be proposing until after that. More time to work on the project, yes: but also more time for me to wait. Sigh…oh well. Sure it’ll be fantastic.
So have any of you known your proposal is coming and not gotten it because you knew your SO had a big plan for the proposal? Whether he was building something, waiting for a holiday, anniversary, trip, etc…help keep me occupied with your stories! 😀