- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Not very “traditional” or “romantic” but that’s just not my guy, and I’m okay with that. I love him regardless 🙂
He and I have been together for going on 3 years, but have been friends for almost 10 years. Last year in November I found out I had “complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia” and they gave me 2 weeks decide on a hysterectomy or try to have one child then having it right after birth. I did not want to risk the chances of cancer (it runs very bad in my family for women) so I went ahead with the hysterectomy.
While waiting for the surgery date, week before to be exact. I was laying in bed playing on the laptop as I usually do while he plays on his PS3 or watching TV next to me. (We’re simple people haha). He askes me “Do you like this?” and shows me his phone that has a jewelry store website with engagement rings..
I asked him “Why..” and I just couldn’t help but give this cheesy smile. All he said was “I think it’s time.. don’t you?” I just nodded and kissed him and looked at the picture he was showing me and told him I didnt like it haha
I then quickly pulled up jewelry stores online and looked all over for engagement rings (not like I haven’t done it before hahaha) and since we are not rich, I knew I didnt want something extraordinary or expensive, so I remember Zales has a store credit card and decided to see what we would qualify for and go from there.
Luckily we were approved for a fair amount and I told him I rather go in person because I am a very visual person, I have to see things for myself to know if I like it. But I told him I wanted him to ask my dad first, because I knew it would make my dad happy. And I’m kind of a daddy’s girl haha
So that weekend we went meet my dad, I stayed in the car to not give it away that I knew. He came back to the car and said he got my dad’s approval and then on to Zales we went where I picked out my ring, but since I wear a size 4 1/2 I wouldn’t get it until after my surgery. But I was okay with that.
Well, surgery day comes and everything went well, the medication had me sleep pretty much all day, I don’t remember much of it. The following day I was feeling alot better and was less out of it. My fiance was acting weird so I wasn’t sure if he was just nervous or uncomfortable since it was a hospital (who likes them right?), well my cousin and mom was there and he came in and said “I wanted to do this yesterday, but you were sort of out of it”
He got out a notebook and started reading a letter he wrote to me about how he felt about me, how he couldn’t live without me, how we make each other who we are and so on, then he pulled out a box and got on his knee and asked me to marry him. He then put my ring on my finger (mind you it was covered in tape and IVs).
My cousin recorded it on her phone and I have it on mine as well. I also have the letter that I plan to put in a picture frame on our sign in table.
Although I knew about the ring and I knew he wanted to “propose” infront of his mom and my family I still wouldn’t have changed anything about how we got engaged. I love him so much and I can not wait to walk down the aisle in Decemeber to become his wife!
Just thought I’d share my story.