- 4 years ago
No….it is no April’s Fool’s joke Bees….I am engaged!!!
The most amazing, good and loving man asked me to marry him last night on our 5<sup>th</sup> dating anniversary. The proposal couldn’t have been more “us”.
I am in financials with the government and March 31<sup>st</sup> is always our year end. This equates to a rough month and even rougher March 31<sup>st</sup>. The bright side of year end is that every year for the past 5 years, I got to celebrate an anniversary with my amazing boyfriend. Well this year’s financial year end was one of the worst I have dealt with in my career and FI knew it. He decided to take me out to dinner to celebrate the end of the fiscal, my survival of it (LOL) and of course our 5<sup>th</sup> year dating anniversary. While we are waiting for our meals I give him his card and he looks at me with the sweetest saddest eyes and says “I didn’t get you a card” (important for later).
I knew the proposal was coming as we had reached his self-imposed deadline (he is an self-proclaimed procrastinator so he gave himself a deadline) and was hoping and praying he didn’t ask in public (not my cup of tea). I was so grateful he didn’t.
Dinner was awesome. We played tic-tac-toe and hangman…we were like kids (and we are in our mid/late 40s). After dinner, we head home and changed into comfy clothes, fed the cats, got stuff ready for the next workday…you see what I am getting at…we went right to doing our normal evening things.
At one point I got up to do something and my lovely bracelet he bought me on our 1<sup>st</sup> anniversary broke and hit the floor. We examine it, talk about it and then continue on with our night. So I do whatever it was I got up to do and sat back down. As the night progressed, I watched every move he made ..LOL…..I watched to see if he was nervous or agitated or anything…but nope… there were no signs at all.
By now it is getting late and I really start to worry a bit that he wasn’t going to propose…so I spent a good part of an hour talking to myself keeping myself calm and acknowledging that it may not happen and I was ok with that…because I still get to love and be with him. I knew we would get there eventually.
So after we have settled back into our couch, at about 9:00pm one of our cats starts talking like she does ever night at this time for her treats. FI gets up and gors to give her some treats and I think nothing of it cause I have quietly put it away at this point. He goes into the kitchen, comes back out to the living room and says “you know I didn’t get you a card, but I got you something” and I say “what is it?”…he says..”well your bracelet has been getting really lose and now it broke”……..so I am thinking it is a new bracelet, which is awesome because obviously mine just broke. So……………… FI says “it is something sparkly” and then next thing I know…he drops to 2 knees..yep you read that right…TWO knees so now we are at eye level and he says “will you be willing to make me happy for the rest of my life because every day I am with you, I am…will you be my wife?
Bees…I don’t know my exact words, but I know, ”are you sure?…is this what you want? Are you serious?“ came out of my mouth. At some point, all those questions we never think we would ask, shot out of my mouth before I knew what I was saying…he was nodding to every question I had, and then I lost it……….I cried. I was a big bawling baby………and then he cried. Bees…this man has never cried. I have never known him to cry…and he we so bright eyed with the tears running down his cheeks and the smile on his face. It was amazing.
Finally he says “you haven’t answered me” and I sad “yes, but you have to live 1 second longer than me”….and then I said yes a hundred times…and I said it all night long.
I would like to introduce you to my lovely lady. She is a white gold, 3-stone vintage style diamond ring with pavé filigree. She has hearts carved into the sides with tiny diamonds in the middle of the hearts. I don’t know the stone sizes or the other Cs (not important to me).
<br /> On my nasty old fingers
<br /> <br /> A lovely close-up
Gorgeous side shot of the heartswith the diamonds in the middle of each heart
<br /> Another to show the side detail
I DO NOT apologize for the size because this is the best damn ring I have ever seen and for some reason think you would feel the same way..hehehe (and yes I am biased LOL).
So waiting bees…my thoughts and hugs are with you. I hope your wait is short, your patience is long and your love and marriage is for forever.