- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Hello lovely bees 😉
I’ve been lurking on here for a while and decided it was time to share my story! I’m 26, SO is 31. We’ve been together over 3 years. My waiting period will soon come to an end!
It was important to both of us that we be financially secure before getting engaged. Around the time that we met, SO was laid off. The economy was bad and he was working in an industry closely related to real estate. He reluctantly moved back in with his parents to save money and look for a job. Now, he’s had a steady, well-paying job for about 2 years and today signed a lease for an apartment! Whew. I have a job at a diagnostic company and will continue to live at home until we are married.
A few months ago, SO took me to a jeweler, mostly to get an accurate ring size. We also looked at rings and I absolutely fell in love with one particular ring that I know he is the process of paying for. He has also asked my parents’ permission- something that meant a lot to all of us. (My folks don’t know that I’m aware of this… I walked in on him making plans on the phone to get together with my dad and he spilled the beans.) So now… he has a place to live, he’s paying for the ring AND my parents know where/when he’s planning on proposing. I’m so very anxious! I have a hunch its happening next month but I’m not positive.
So that’s our story. This post is not only to help you all get to know me, but to thank you. This site has kept me sane. Reading everyones’ stories and having a place to be able to talk about the excitement of getting married without yet being engaged is a wonderful thing. I look forward to sharing my engagement story with you all!
P.S. I don’t visit this site on a daily basis because I often work 12 hour shifts at work and balance my time between sleep and seeing my man, so please don’t take offense if I take forever to respond to any posts! 🙂