- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Hi, my name is Tiffany, I’m 29 years old and just recently engaged to my wonderful best friend Ryan.
Alittle history on us, we met nearly 10 years ago on an online chatroom that was pretty popular. We became chat buddies but with life and personal issues going on in both of our lives we lost touch for about 2 years. Then one day I received a message online from him and we talked for hours. A few monts pass and we decided to finally meet in person. I was alittle nervous because I had an almost 2 year old daughter and was going through issues with the sperm donor (and that’s being nice). But everything went great, we became quick friends and just developed into something more over the years.
Three years ago we moved in together and made it official, that we were an actual couple instead of “just friends”. We recently had a rough patch that we had to over come, which I think made us closer than ever. In November 2011 my doctor told me I had “complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia” and the recommended treatment was a hysterectomy. They gave me 2 weeks to decide if I wanted to risk having one last child or if I wanted to just go through with the surgery.
Knowing how much Ryan wanted a child of his own, I was more scared of the hyperplasia becoming cancer and potentially hurting both baby and myself. So he and I talked about it for days. But ultimately I went ahead with the surgery. A week before the surgery he showed me a picture of a ring online and asked what I thought. I just said if he was serious about it then he must do it old fashion way, asking my dad and getting on his knees haha
So that weekend he asked my dad and the day after my surgery he got on his knee in the hospital and proposed to me.
We set our date for December 8, 2012. I am doing a DIY wedding because we are on a budget. I have pretty much everything picked out except my dress. I go next Tuesday on Valentine’s day for my FIRST dress shopping.
I am a plus size bride, and I do NOT like dresses. I’m a t-shirt and jeans girl, so I am very nervous on how I will react and feel about the dresses!
I’ve been lurking on the site for a couple weeks and just decided to introduce myself and get advice or just talk and vent through this process. I am excited and can not wait till December!
Thanks for reading!