- 7 years ago
It’s so funny, I just joined a few days ago because my boyfriend and I had started seriously looking at wedding stuff, and now I don’t have to feel like an imposter because I’m ENGAGED!!!
We’d been dating 4 years and 3 months or so (but who’s counting?!) and I honestly knew he was The One less than a year into things. But we moved in together, traveled, bought a house, got a dog, went through career changes and fluxes in income, and have lived in a true partnership. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t getting anxious waiting for a proposal, but I knew that we both were on the same page and would be getting engaged when it was right for us.
One thing we did when we started dating was make a timeline of each of our lives. It was a fun but thorough way to get to know the important events in our pasts, to learn what made each of us who we are today. So last night when he said he’d found them while cleaning out our office and brought them to the living room, I was excited to update it! We revisited all the important things we’ve done together, year by year. It was so intimate and romantic, looking back on all the wonderful things we’ve done.
So we’d filled in and updated our timeline, and he goes “You know, I can think of one other thing I’d like to add to this year…” and he went down on one knee! He was brief but said he’d love to continue our timeline for the rest of our lives, and brought out the ring. I burst into tears and took waaay too long to answer I think haha. I said “Of COURSE!” and he kissed me despite my teary mess.
The ring is so gorgeous and unique – it’s a family heirloom from the 1930s!
Anyway, just wanted to share in the joy, I look forward to hanging around you lovely bees as we go through this exciting stage together!