- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
I just thought I’d share my story for all of you girls out there also waiting. I’m 23 and will have been with my SO for 5 years in June. I still live with my parents and it has been a long hard road to get to where we are now. My mum has known my SO since he was a little kid and when we got together she wasn’t impressed. All she could see was the little boy/teenager and not the adult he has become. After a lot of fighting about it (between my mum and I) and a short breakup (for a few months about 3 years ago) we realised how special our relationship was and that we couldn’t give it up for anything or anyone. Meanwhile my friends, work colleagues, new acquaintances… you name it anyone else that we hang out with, all love my SO and think we are perfect for each other.
About 6 months ago he asked my dad (who he gets along with) for permission to marry me. Dad was grateful that he asked and I think it was tough for him because I’m his eldest daughter, but he basically said yes- that we are adults and can make our own decisions and that he just wants me to be happy. He said talking to my mum about this is like talking to a brick wall but that he would need to talk to her.
I’m not sure if he did say anything to her but recently my mum has said that she is accepting the fact that we are going to get married. So things are getting a lot better with her. Meanwhile my sister is 16 and does not want me to be moving out anytime soon so she is pretty much boycotting the relationship.
So right now… my SO is away at sea on a 2 and a half month trip (6 weeks to go…) but just before he went he told me that he has ordered my ring (YAY!!!!!!!) and told me to get ready to plan our wedding. I haven’t seen the ring and I’m not really sure if it’s been paid off or when he’ll have it but he’ll be home on the 2nd May and I’m hoping *fingers crossed* for a romantic “I’ve been at sea missing you like crazy and now I don’t want to go another day without being engaged to you” kind of proposal. I’m missing him so much already and it’s killing me knowing that he is probably ready to propose but can’t because he’s so far away.