- 5 years ago
SO’s family has a new portrait taken every year. These pictures are used in his family Christmas cards and one is chosen to be the large portrait that hangs above his parents mantel. Yesterday his mother called SO and said the portrait will be taken in a few weeks and gave him the time and date. SO went to his parents home and said he would be asking me to be in the portrait (I had no idea any of this was going on or being discussed) because he can’t imagine this one being taken without me. His parents got all excited and said “sooo we can guess what this means right???” SO told them that yes I wasn’t going anywhere and he plans to have me in his life forever. His parents were ecstatic and told him to invite me along. He called me shortly after and filled me in on the info about the portrait and the convo with his parents.
I am still waiting on the official proposal with a ring, but now his family is aware of his plans and to me this is a big deal. He had been holding off on talking engagement with his parents until he felt ready for the parade of questions and advice he will now be flooded with. His family is extremely close and involved. Educated guess says his mother lasted 3 seconds from the time my SO walked out of the house before calling his brother and sister to share the news. I love his family, they are so sweet. I kind of feel like I’m marrying into the Brady Bunch. Not as many siblings but very close, polite, and conservative. A secret doesn’t exists, if one of them knows something, they all know it. They always want to give the best suggestions and they love each other completely. They can also be a little much at times. Not in a bad way just an overly helpful way. SO told me long ago that they are protective of who they introduce into the family. I am the first Girlfriend my SO has ever brought home, but I am far from the first Girlfriend he’s ever had. Knowing how accepting of me they have been and how excited they are now about our engaged-to-be-engaged status put so many of my fears to rest. My grandmother on my fathers side never liked my mother and that stuck with me. Stuck with me to the point that if SO’s family didn’t like me it would be a deal breaker. I’m excited about this new turn of events. His parents support totally made my day and I had to share. I have a feeling things are happening because SO wouldn’t have told them unless he had some answers for all the questions that are getting thrown his way. This is an annual picture as well so maybe soon is soon and I’m a heck of a lot closer to family status than I had thought.
Oh, hello Cloud 9, yes I will take a seat.