- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I’ve been stocking the boards & posts, and now feel like I can finally contribute….because I just got engaged!!
My fiance (so weird!) and I have been dating for 5 years & have been talking about getting married for quite some time now. I’ve gone through the ups & downs that most women in long term relationships w/o being engaged go through – you know, the total melt downs involving crying & threats, and questions about yourself & the relationship. Was it worth it?!? No!! And thankfully it’s over now 🙂
My birthday is tomorrow, and last week the Mr. told me he was planning a birthday surprise for Saturday. He said it involved hiking & leaving at 8:30 in the am, and that it would be the best birthday ever. That’s all he would say, and the whole week I complained telling him that I didn’t want to go hiking for my birthday, that it was a great idea if it was HIS birthday. Still, in the back of my mind I thought maybe, just maybe it would be the day! Instead of hiking he had planned a 4-hour horse-back trip through the hills (with a guide). Well, we finished riding the horses, ate lunch up there, and drove home. Nothing. I was sad. We were exhausted sitting on couch and he just said ‘will you marry me?’. I was bummed. There was no profession of his love for me, nothing romantic, nothing like the movies. There wasn’t even a ring. I of course said yes, saying to myself ‘this is it!’. I had to remind myself that he did plan a wonderful day & he asked me in his own way. He did tell me that he was planning on asking while riding the horses, but never got the chance to get away from the other people in our group.
His mother called Sunday am and said that she is going to be giving us her diamond (currently on a gold chain) from her wedding ring before the 25 year upgrade & that we can pick out the setting. I was thrilled! I am so happy that my ring will be meaningful & that his parents are doing something so cool.