Post # 1
My SO and I have been together for over 5 yrs now, and I’ve been more than patient about waiting. I’ve only asked him about it a handful of times over the years. He told me back when we first started dating that he had set himself a goal to not get married until he’d been with the girl for 5 yrs. I took this with a grain of salt mostly because we did a bunch of ring browsing a few years ago, but still nothing. A couple of weeks ago, I finally broke down and told him I wanted to get married (I’d been really good about not bringing it up for quite a long time!) and he told me he knew that and that he couldn’t keep any secrets from me (he’s a terrible secret keeper lol). He said that he’d actually been shopping around for a while because he knew that he’d made a promise to me with that 5 yr. rule. So another week goes by, and when monday morning rolls around, he calls in to work and uses his last floating holiday (suspicious enough for me) and when I got home from work he avoided telling me what he did all day with a shrug and an innocent “nothing” lol.
Now it’s been a couple of weeks and last night he asked me to go look for his wallet in his coat and instead of finding the elusive wallet, I found a receipt from a very well known jewelry co. with a very large bill on it! The estimated delivery date was for around the beginning of december, so I know he’s had the ring for about a week. Funny enough, while some girls are freaking out since they found out about their SO buying a ring, I’m actually breathing a huge sigh of relief right now! I didn’t think he’d ever stop procrastinating about it, and now that I have proof that he finally did it, I’m not stressing about it! I’m just excited! Also, knowing how bad he is at keeping secrets, I have a feeling it may be soon! The only thing that sucks, is that I have to keep my mouth shut, and try not to tell any of my friends so they’ll still be surprised when he pops the question!
Thanks for being my vent space waitingbees, I had to tell someone!
Post # 3
From one waiting bee to another, I actually have been with my SO for 5 years in March 2012, so I 100% know how you are feeling. 5 years is a very long time and I am very impressed with your efforts to keep quiet for so long. I have actually been the opposite way recently (mostly because I thought it would have happened by now and I was getting antsy). However, I have decided to be quiet for the next few months and see what happens. If it comes great, if it does not then, I will come up with another plan.
I’m excited for you and although your SO may not be good a keeping secrets it sounds like you know enough to keep you waiting for just a little longer.
Do share pictures 🙂
Post # 4
I know exactly how you feel! I was so anxious and antsy for him to get on it and order my ring already, and now that it’s hidden in the house I am just happily waiting for that moment. It’s all downhill from here!!
Ha… Just realized how that sounded. Downhill meaning easy!
Post # 5
Aww, sounds like congrats will be in order soon! I was with my Fiance for 8 years before we were engaged, so I know it can definitely be hard. Good luck with not telling anyone! 🙂
Post # 6
Ahh I feel your anxiety, I have a feeling my SO has my ring now as it was a few months ago he put deposit on my e-ring, so yeah, quite tense at the moment!!
Post # 7
@Pinkmoon: lol! Honestly the waiting really is the hardest part! It didn’t even cross my mind until later that finding out that he had gotten a ring meant that he’ll actually have to get around to proposing! Definitely feeling the happy vibes and now I’ve got wedding on the brain. I’ve been with him for so long that I half believed that he’d never actually get around to doing this!
Thanks for all of the encouragement, here’s hoping that we’ll all get to enjoy that wonderful moment of surprise soon!
Post # 8
Congrats! This is very exciting news! I would be jumping up and down from joy. Your doing a great job at not letting him know. I don’t know if I could do that. Hopefully he won’t make you wait until the new year. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!