- 5 years ago
My best friend, who’s been in “waiting” mode with me for the last year, got engaged yesterday! When she called to tell me the news, I was absolutely thrilled – like over the moon, jumping up and down and screaming on the phone. Her Fiance did such a good job of surprising her! I was relieved that I was so happy, because I was secretly afraid that I might be jealous if she was first, and I wasn’t, at all. I was so genuinely excited for her, which made me even happier.
The only thing that was a little hard was that she and her now-FI went ring shopping like 2 weeks before my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I did, so we thought we’d be getting engaged right around the same time, which would have been so fun. Her Fiance bought the ring right after they went shopping and I know that my Boyfriend or Best Friend has not bought anything yet (he was waiting on his year end bonus, which came yesterday); I’m not even sure if he’s gone back to the jewelers to do any additional research or get pricing. I’m also sad that I lost my “waiting” buddy – it was really nice to have someone to commiserate with when the 97th person asks you why you didn’t get engaged on Christmas.
On the plus side, her engagement made Boyfriend or Best Friend start talking about getting married again, and he promised me it is definitely going to happen within the first few months of 2014. So I don’t have to wait much longer – but I can’t help it – I’m getting tired of waiting!
So long story short: My best friend getting engaged made me completely genuinely thrilled, a little sad, and even more over the “waiting” time in my life.