- 6 years ago
My other ½ and I have been together for 4 years now, but have known each other for 6 (he was my neighbor) we have lived together all 4 years and even relocated together. We have had “the talk” several times and he knows exactly where I stand on the idea of marriage; and I do understand that he comes from a divorced family and that it wasn’t something he took very well as a kid. A year into our relationship was the first time we had a serious conversation about the topic, as a joke I stated that I would like to be married by the time the world came to an end talking about the 12/21/12 dooms day prophecy and he replied back with “I promise we will be!” That was 3 years ago, then this New Year’s as we’re counting down to bring in 2012 he reminded me of what he said about 12/21/12 and being married before it; I jokingly replied with “that doesn’t mean we get engaged 12/19, marry on 12/20 and then 12/21 comes around I would like to enjoy an engagement!” He laughed and we kissed in the New Year.
Well, as of today nothing yet. He made a check list of all the things he needed (financially) to accomplish this year. Here was his list: 1-put a new roof on my mom’s house 2-pay off my truck 3-save money (20k) as a down payment for a house, I’m tired of renting; with this list I looked up at him and nodded my head thinking to myself ring nor wedding was on that list. He looked at me and I think he knew my thoughts and immediately revised his list stating 1-New roof, 2-Pay off truck, 3- A ring for you and 4- money for a house. I smiled and said “Oh!” (this was 1 month ago)
We already had trips planned this year to Orlando FL in Aug and the Dominican Republic in Nov, but on Sunday he recently surprised me with plans to take a spontaneous trip to DC mid July (his father lives out there) I was so surprised I didn’t know how to respond other then “OMG, I am so excited I can’t wait!” The most interesting thing is that I personally made a mental deadline of “if nothing happens by 7/23/12 then I’m out of here!”
Could this be the trip that seals the deal? Will he keep his promise to me?