- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
Short Version: I found out my boyfriend is planning to propose to me in a few weeks.
Longer Version: My mom’s best friend (We will call her Elie. Shes like a family member to me) was texting me yesterday asking me if I knew if my parents were in town because its spring break and they work for our school district, and they have time off this week. Elie thought maybe they would be on vacation or something. My mom is horrible about answering her phone, so I figured Elie had tried calling and didn’t get anyone to answer which is why she was asking me. I said that they are staying in town for spring break and that as far as I know they should be home. I left it at that and went on doing whatever I was doing before. She then texted me saying that she had stopped by the house and no one answered the door, but there was a green car in the driveway (my dads car) and a black car in the driveway as well.
Well the odd thing is, my boyfriend said he picked up some overtime at work and would be gone for the duration of a normal shift. I didn’t think anything of it and thought he was genuinely working. But the black car Elie said she saw was his, which means he was definitely not working and was instead at my parents this whole time! I texted him a little confused and said that I thought he was at work and asked if everything was alright, and didn’t get a reply.
When he came home, I didn’t ask for any details. For the last few weeks I had this gut feeling that a propsal was happening sooner than he told me it would, and I had a feeling he was at my parents talking about it. I didn’t want to press him for any of the details so I just lef it alone. He went upstairs to our calendar and wrote on April 23rd “Coffee Date”. He hasn’t been drinking coffee since Jan 1st (New years resolution) and said that the next time he drinks coffee will be the day we get engaged.
So naturally, seeing the words “coffee date” on our calendar makes me just ecstatic. He said that there wasn’t really any point in trying to hide it anymore and that the cat is out of the bag since I knew he was at my parents. He knew I had this gut feeling a couple of weeks ago that he would be proposing soon. He had just been acting a little different and was more interested in wedding related things all of the sudden, which is where my wondering came from. We originally talked getting engaged around March or April, but had to push our timeline back because saving for the ring was a slower process than we thought, and so we thought June would be more realistic. Turns out, hes had the ring since March and only told me it would be in June to throw me off. He really wanted it to be this big surprise.
I feel bad that all his surprise efforts have been ruined, and there is part of me that wishes he hadn’t told me the actual date that he plans on doing it. He just said that it was easier to tell me at this point since I had a feeling it would be happening and Elie kind of threw a wrench into things.
So my question: To the ladies who knew the proposal was going to happen, were you still surprised in any way? I don’t know what ring he chose, exactly how he will do it, where, or the exact timing. I only know the day. I wouldn’t put it past him to even do it sooner than the 23rd just to throw me off a little more and still have a surprise element in there. Now obviously, I’m crazy excited and I know that no matter what, at the end of the day I’ll be engaged to my best friend. I’ll be beyond happy! I’m just wondering if there is any way to stop myself from wondering at what moment it will happen and from being a entergetic ball of excitement all damn day? If you knew the day of your proposal, what was your experience?