(Closed) Feel like I’m being ungrateful (kind of long)…

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Last year, my DH bought me a blue topaz necklace to wear for our wedding.  Being what I think is probably a “typical bride,” I’d put a lot of forethought into what type of jewelry I’d be wearing on my wedding day.  This particular necklace is not exactly what I had envisioned.  At first, I kind of thought that I’d have preferred something in sapphire at least, since our colors were cobalt blue and silver.  But…the same thing happened to me that a PP said.  The look in his eyes and how happy he was when he gave that gift to me…he was so proud to be doing something so sweet to surprise me!  So you know what?  I proudly wore that necklace on my wedding day…and even went on to match my earrings with it and got a few other pieces of blue topaz for my wedding day collection.  Needless to say, it is now my second favorite piece of jewelry (second only to my Ering!).  I loved it because he loved giving it to me!  And that was such a special feeling!

I do agree that you should probably start hinting about what kind of ering styles you like.  There is nothing wrong with being proactive!  Give him a good idea of your style preference while you have the chance.  And I think it would be okay to mention to him that you’d really like to be paid back his portion of the television.  I don’t think he was trying to do something to make you upset by overspending on a gift for you and thus not paying you back immediately for the TV.  I think a lot of us get swept up by trying to give our SO’s “awesome” gifts for the holidays, so maybe being practical goes by the wayside for a bit. 

Try to remember that you HAVE talked about getting engaged quite soon, so you know a proposal IS coming (and it sounds like he is already set on getting you some sort of ring!).  Just enjoy this gift separately of any “could have been put towards my ring” thoughts.  Once you have a ring on your finger, you’ll probably look back and wish you’d have appreciated those other un-E-ring gifts for what they were…sweet gestures of how he feels about you! At least that is how I feel! 🙂

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