- 6 years ago
My SO and I have decided to get engaged. We told my parents first because we are using a family heirloom for the ring. My SO was a little nervous to tell his parents mostly because he wanted us to be able to share it alone for a while (a bit difficult to do since my mom is calling constantly for updates 🙂 ). So I’ve just sort of let him take his time. He has a much different relationship to his parents than I do (I call mine almost every day, his dad texts him to say happy birthday).
Fast forward to last night. His dad was in town and we all went out to dinner. I didn’t even think about him telling his dad. Like it didn’t even cross my mind. And all of a sudden he goes “Dad, I have something to tell you.” Shoots me a look “Is this ok?” I say “go ahead.” So he tells his dad that we’re getting engaged. Now, I’ve always known that his dad liked me, but I was not prepared for what happened next. His dad is twice divorced and generally a pretty cynical guy. So when he said “I have a lot of opinions and my opinion has always been…” i thought he was going to say “getting married is never a good idea” or something along those lines. Instead, he says “I don’t know where Greg found Kate, but he’s so goddamn lucky he did” Then SO says “I feel the same way…minus the swears.” Then his dad started crying! It just feel so touched and surprised by his reaction. And I just wanted to share because we haven’t really told people yet and I’m just so happy. 🙂