Post # 1
I haven’t been very active on the board while in waiting, but since I am on “the list” thought i would share the good news. Here are all the details, sorry if a little long.
There are a couple of parts to this story.
Part One. My sister is pregnant and plans a baby shower for the weekend of July 23rd. I live out of state, whereas she lives where all of my family does in Missouri. I plan to and buy tickets to fly down to surprise her at the baby shower. This is in about Februaury/March.
Part Two. In April we find out my mom has pancreatic cancer, the prognosis is not good and she begins to decline rapidly, we are all devastated. In May I finish graduate school, and fly home to be with mom in the hospital for about a week. I come back only to fly back again in June as she was given about 2-4 weeks to live. I spend precious, short time with my mom and after a couple of days have to head back to Arizona. In July (around the 10th) I get the call I’m dreading, mom has days, come home. I was able to spend my mom’s last days with her and she passed at the age of 55 on July 16th. My then boyfriend flies down for the visitation and funeral.
Part Three. the proposal. During my mom’s visitation he informs me that several weeks earlier he had spoken on the phone with both my mom and dad to ask for my hand in marriage. His original plan had been to fly down the following weekend (weekend of original baby shower), surprise me and propose in front of my entire family. SO SWEET, I was shocked and almost didn’t believe him. With Mom’s passing the timing was not appropriate, but he wanted me to know that my mom knew we were going to be married and that he would take care of me for the rest of my life…..so fast forward to last weekend. We come home to Arizona, pick out a gorgeous ring, and drive to sedona for a beautiful day trip, where he proposed on a gorgeous hike. It was perfect.
We will be married in January.
Post # 3
Wow – this brought tears to my eyes. My condolences to you. It seems that you have a wonderful fiance to help you through this.
Congratulations on your engagement & good luck with the planning 🙂
Post # 4
Oh wow, I teared up also. What a sweet sweet story. Congratulations 🙂
Post # 5
I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. But it’s good she got to know that your FH was there to take care of you. Congratulations on your engagement (and niece/nephew)!
Post # 6
Great story that was touching.
Post # 8
Wow! What a story! and CONGRATULATIONS! The ring is gorgeous and your Fiance sounds like an angel.
Post # 9
great story, but i’m sorry for your loss- congratulations and all the best do you.
Post # 10
Such a sweet touching story.
Post # 11
Congratulations, all the best!
Post # 12
I got goosebumps reading this. Congratulations girl! You deserve the best. And you will get through this.
Post # 13
I am so sorry about the loss of your mother, but I am so excited for you that you get to marry such a great guy, and that you have your mother’s blessing. Keep us posted!
Post # 14
Congratulations on your engagement. Please also accept my condolences on the loss of your mom. How lovely that your Fi was able to talk to your parents and that your mom knew of his love for you and the impending proposal. I am a mother of your mom’s age, and I can imagine it gave her such comfort knowing you had a loving, caring man as your life partner. I wish you and your Fiance all the best.
Post # 15
I LOVE that he wanted your mom to know he would take care of you! That makes me think if that Carrie Underwood song, He is Good, I think it’s called. Love that song.
Very sorry about your mom. I’m sure you have some comfort that she knew. 🙂
Have fun planning the wedding!