- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
Quick background: For those not aware of my other posts, Boyfriend or Best Friend & I are pretty close to celebrating our 8th dating anniversary. We’ve dated since my senior year of highschool/his freshman year of college. A few years ago, we discussed timelines & he wanted to wait to get married until law school was over. He’s in his last year now, which is why I’ve started getting antsy.
Anyway, during our first year of dating, on New Year’s Eve, Boyfriend or Best Friend got down on one knee and gave me…. a promise ring. Because he knew, even way back when, he wanted to be with me forever, but was aware that we were 17 & 18 so it wasn’t going to happen any time soon. I bring that up because New Year’s Eve isn’t too far away. And having thought about it, that moment when he gave me a promise ring is really, really important to me. I’ve worn that ring ever since, it helped me a lot during our years in LDR-land. Ideally, I’d want him to ‘upgrade’ me to an engagement ring on that same day. But I know he’s not going to, he’s hinted enough that its probably going to happen 1-3 months after that. But I’d really like it to be that day.
So, I’m thinking I’m going to try to propose to him on NYE this year. I’m going to make this Lord of the Rings “One Ring” scarf for him http://a.1asphost.com/randomness/thetomb/scarf.html (for those not nerdy enough, it says, in Elvish: “One Ring to Rule them All, One Ring to find them, One Ring to Bring them All and in the Darkness bind them”. Should I change that to “in the Light(ness) Bind them”?), and find some way to link it back to our promise rings and binding forever and…. okay, I haven’t gotten to the “wording” of it all yet. No wonder guys sweat this stuff!
Also, it would be kind of cute, because when he asked me out, I was seconds away from asking him! Now I’ll get to go first! And I figure, if I chicken out, I can just save it as an “engagement present” after he does it.
So, my fellow waiting bees, should I do it? I gotta cast on, like, NOW if I have any hope of finishing it in time!