- 7 years ago
I just HAVE to tell someone. My heart’s been all aflutter for days!
So, the other night SO and I were on our way home after going out to see our friend’s band play. I was in a bit of a mood, because as he’d been ordering our drinks at the bar, the bartender was shamelessly hitting on him (and put a little heart in the foam of his Guinness) as I was standing RIGHT THERE. Ugh. Wasn’t mad at him. He was clearly uncomfortable. But it made me cranky because it was just disrespectful, y’know? (And not good for tips…she got none).
Anyway, as we were making our way down the street toward our apartment, he held my hand and said “I’m sorry that happened. But you know how much I love you, right? That you are my world. That I can’t wait for our life together to officially begin. I’m going to put a ring on your finger.”
I smiled. My bad mood melted away. I looked over at him and squeezed his hand.
“I was planning it, you know. I was going to do it. And then there was the accident.”
—about 4 weeks ago coming home from work one night he hit some black ice and bumped the back side of the car into a concrete partition. We had to pay $3000 out of pocket to fix it—
My heart stopped. He’s been PLANNING it?? Woah. I mean, I know it’s going to happen eventually but I had no idea he’d been wanting to do it so soon! I looked over at him and couldn’t squeak any words out, so I just kissed him. He said “Our life is going to be amazing,” and we walked home in relative silence. I had this flood of excitement and disappointment (damn you black ice!!). It was shocking in a wonderful way.
So his timeline has obviously been pushed back because that money that he’d saved had to go to something more practical…but he has proposing on his mind. It’s so exciting to know that once he’s in a position to do so again, it’s going to happen, sooner than I thought. Yay for encouragement! 🙂