- 5 years ago
Please can you take number 262 off the list?!
I have really been waiting for 9 months to get engaged. So not a long time, but a lot longer than my almost-two-weeks on the waiting list would attest.
I wrote last week about how I was joining the waitingbees because I really needed to shut it up before Christmas. I was 95% sure my SO was not going to propose, but that 5% of hope was causing some difficulties.
Well, by Christmas Eve I would have said I was 99.99% sure there would be no Christmas proposal. I was very happy and relaxed because I was lucky enough to have had a serious and reassuring conversation with SO earlier in the week about our future plans. I slept soundly on Christmas Eve; apparently he did not!
He asked me in our living room, under the tree, whilst we were unwrapping presents. This was an absolutely perfect proposal for me. It was just the two of us, together in our own home for the first time this Christmas. Part way through unwrapping gifts he made a show of looking through wrapping paper and saying ‘Oh, one of your gifts is missing, have you seen another one?’ Then he got up seeming agitated and pretended to find it in the desk. He said ‘Here is it, but I’m really sorry, I forgot to wrap it, you’ll have to close your eyes.’ When I opened my eyes he was down on one knee!
He said lots of really lovely things and I hugged him and said ‘Yes!’ before he had chance to actually ask ‘Will you marry me?’ Then I made him have a proper cuddle before he opened the ring box. It is a very beautiful ring box and I suspected that I would be distracted by the sparkles. I was right!
I am so happy that I get to marry my best friend of 4 years! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world, and especially lucky to have had such a short wait. I’m sending lots of love and good wishes to all the waiting bees, you made my last two weeks so much better, I very much hope you ladies get your perfect proposals sooner than you are expecting too.