Post # 1
Hi waiting bees!
I’m here to report that I didn’t get the Thanksgiving proposal I was kind of half heartedly hoping for, and I also failed the Christmas challenge…but my Thanksgiving weekend turned out very well due to some news I have just recieved.
I failed the challenge because with my sister planning her wedding there was just too much to talk about, and I couldn’t keep it all non-wedding related. I’ve not pestered my FH at all, well, ever really, and he takes wedding talk in stride, so it wasn’t a real big deal.
When FH and I first talked about getting married he said a couple things had to happen first – he had to get a job after finishing his PhD and ask my dad for permission. He graduated and got a job in August, so I’ve been waiting, waiting, waiting to catch any whiff of anything that even suggested he had talked to my dad.
I was really hoping he would do it when he came here for Thanksgiving with my family, and OMG bees – HE DID!
My dad knows that I have been having a really hard time with this waiting and just told me that he and FH talked, permission was granted, AND all signs point to the big question being popped BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR!!! No more info was given, which is fine – I know my FH wants to surprise me. I just really had given up all hope for it happening before the end of the year.
I’m going to try to keep my cool, and I’m certainly not going to let on that I know anything…I’m honestly just blown away by the fact that this is actually happening, the wheels seem to really be in motion!
Post # 3
That’s fantastic news!! It must be amazing to now just know 100% it’s happening! Do you know if he has a ring yet?
Post # 4
Yay!! It must be sooo amazing to know that you don’t have any more than a month or so left of waiting!!! So happy for you. :o)
Post # 5
That’s awesome! Congratulations! And very sweet of your dad to give you the heads up since he knows it’s been hard on you. You have a good dad 🙂
Post # 7
@MrsT2b: I do know a bit about the ring – I found out about a month ago he is planning on using a ring that his grandmother is giving him. I have no idea what it looks like, he just said “the diamond is pretty big.” I never got to know either of my grandmothers, and don’t have really anything of theirs, so I am really flattered and excited that his family is inviting me in by entrusting me with a family heirloom. I just hope he gets it sized – his grandma is this tiny woman and I have big fingers! I’d be so embarrassed if he proposed and it was too small for my sausage fingers.
Thanks ladies – my dad is a pretty awesome guy. He definitely has my back. He really loves my FH, so I am glad that they were able to talk.
Post # 8
Yay! Sounds like you have a great guy and a great dad. Hope this month flies by for you 🙂
Post # 9
YAhhh! You have about 4 weeks or less til you’re an engaged woman!
Post # 10
WOO HOO!!! Awesome news! Well now you join the “Hoping for a ring before end of year crowd!” Just keep hanging in! Think like me…as each day passes only one more day closer to getting my ring.
Also, that’s pretty awesome that your dad gave you that much info. Aren’t dad’s great! 🙂
Post # 11
That is one awesome Dad. If SO has talked to my Dad, he hasn’t said anything yet, mostly because he wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise. He doesn’t understand the waiting thing even though I tried to explain it (pretending it’s tools.)
I hope the rest of the year goes very fast for you!
Post # 12
That’s wonderful news! Yay for Dad!
Post # 13
YAYYYYYYYY!!! 😀 I’m so glad things worked out like you wanted them to. I’ve read some stories with women being disappointed because Fiance didn’t ask Dad. I know I would be if that didn’t happen.
Good luck with the next couple of weeks, I’m sure you’ll be on pins and needles! Not too much longer!
Post # 14
Yay! I love that your Dad gave you a heads up. My FH asked for my Daddy’s permission 6 weeks before he proposed, and my Daddy let me suffer. lol On the Daddy that FH proposed (before he did), my Daddy knew that I was upset that he hadn’t and told me to wait a little longer. lol
Post # 15
Thanks ladies. 🙂
Part of the reason my dad said something is that right now FH and I are in a long distance relationship. I’m living with my parents in Ohio while I finish my masters degree and FH is now living outside of Vancouver B.C. In our “pre-engagement” discussions, I told FH that I really want to move to Vancouver when I finish school to be with him, but I’m not going to re-locate unless we were engaged. My parents have been getting antsy as well about why he hasn’t popped the question. FH is traditional and wants things to be a surprise, I just really wanted/needed to know that there was progress being made.
I’m leaving a week from tomorrow (!) to go out and visit FH. I’ll be with him in Canada until just before Christmas time when we’ll go Texas to be with his family for the holidays.
I’m coming back to Ohio before the New Year, so I’m sitting here thinking about how it’s most likely going to be happening at some point in that time…eeeeek! 🙂