(Closed) Waiting Bee- Intro Thread

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 197
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hi ladies! I’ve been looking at this site for a long time and I finally decided to join.  I’m 24 years old and am currently in grad school obtaining my Masters in Reading Education and also a School Library Media certification. I have been dating Mr. Wonderful for 5 years, but I have known him my entire life. He is actually, get this, the boy next door. πŸ™‚ He has been my next door neighbor since we were kids. He developed a crush on me in middle school, but I wasn’t interested in him so we remained  friends. I have many fond memories of us playing in the snow, dancing at school dances, hanging out at each others houses, and him meeting me every day at my locker to catch the bus. We have some pretty great memories! We parted ways at the end of highschool, but when we began attending the same college sparks began to fly and we’ve been dating since we were 18 and 19 years old.  I love having a lifelong connection to him and I know he is the one I want to spend the rest of my life with.

I didn’t start getting antsy about dating for so long until about 6 months ago, when I unfortunatley had one of those “Are you ever going to marry me” moments after my friends wedding. (Think Jeniffer Aniston in He’s Not That Into You “If you aren’t going to marry me than stop being nice to me.”) He assured me that I am the one he wants to spend his life with, he’s just been waiting for us both to finish college and for him to finish his out of town job. (He’s an engineer working on a state highway 2 hrs away from our hometown.) He assured me that he realizes I’ve been waiting for a long time and I will have a ring by the end of this summer. It could be next week it could be August 31, we will see. πŸ™‚

 

Post # 198
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Long-time lurker, but this weekend I found my mom’s heirloom ring in my SO’s nightstand so it’s now time for me to officially join the Waiting Bees.

We have been together just under 2 years; we are both 26 years old. I’ve been doing my best not to talk about engagement, but I keep slipping! SO has visited ring stores in our hometown to explore new settings for the heirloom stone, and in the meantime I’m going crazy – in a sort of good way – wondering when/what/where it will be! 

Now I just have to bite my tongue and wait until the new setting (and the right moment) arrives!

Post # 199
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1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hello, Bees!

I’m 19, and my boyfriend will be 21 in March. He is a junior Accounting major, and I am in my first year of college studying Communication and Spanish. I go to school about 45 minutes away from him, because we both decided that even though it would be difficult to be away from each other, it would be silly for me go to a university so close to home when I recieved a significant scholarship to a (much better) school elsewhere. 

We met the summer before my Freshman year of high school (wow, that sounds a little ridiculous in writing)! Over the past 4 years, we have both grown up a lot. During the first two weeks that we began dating, he went to the doctor for a sports physical and he discovered that he had an enlarged aorta. This meant that he could no longer play contact sports; but more than that, it meant that he could not fulfill his lifelong goal of joining the Marines. Since it was his junior year of high school, he was forced to suddenly come up with a Plan B for his entire life. I know he was really scared that I would leave him, but the thought never even occured to me.

He often tells me that I saved him from himself, that I helped him structure a new life out of pretty much nothing. But I had my own self-destructive behaviors, and more than anything I think HE’S the one who saved ME. I was one of those girls with miserable body image; I thought of myself as “the fat friend” and even at the age of 14 I was jaded by all of my mother’s bad boyfriends. He has shown me that it’s okay to open up to people and let them love me, and especially how to love myself.

We’re not the same people we were 4 years ago, but we have grown together so much. We’re that couple that everyone just assumes is getting married, and despite our ages, both of our families are wondering where the ring is.

But we’re also logical. We can’t rationally have a wedding until I graduate, which is in 3 and a half years. We’re tentatively planning for the summer of 2014. But the summer after next, once he graduates, he is going to get an apartment which I will stay at during my summers and holidays. But lately, we talk about getting engaged. A lot. Like on a daily basis. And I’m thrilled! I would love nothing more than to spend the rest of my life with him, and I’m glad we’re on the same page!

As for me, I’m obsessed with reading, weddings, and… yeah, pretty much more weddings. Imagine how excited I was when I found out there was such a thing as a wedding blog! I’m looking forward to planning my own wedding, but in the meantime I’m heavily involved in 3 others, including one where I’m the OFFICIAL WEDDING PLANNER (yessss!) so I’m set for a while πŸ™‚

(Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I have a tendency to write MAMMOTH posts, I’ll work on that for you all. Sorry!)

 

Post # 200
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20 posts
Newbee

Okay. I have joined WeddingBee about a month ago and have made a few posts. But I figured I would introduce myself!!!

 

I am 21 years old and am from The Northwoods of Wisconsin, though currently I am in Indiana. I am still in school and have a week and one semester to go until I graduate. After graduation the plan is to move back to WI. (so very excited, I miss being close to my family and SO). 

 

My SO and I met the summer of 2008 at Boy Scout Camp. He was the Asst. Kitchen Manager that summer and I was the Asst Cook. I knew from the start that we would end up being more than just friends. And boy was I right! πŸ™‚ We have basically been together for the past 2 and half months though our relationship has not always been the best. This past summer we cooled it for a bit and were just friends that hung out more than when we were actually dating. So While I am at school we are in a LDR. Which isnt alot of fun and that is what caused some of our issues before. but we are doing so very much better now!! Which is totally exciting!

We talk about the future all of the time. About getting married, having kids, the whole nine yards. Up until about a two weeks ago it was always me bringing it up. but lately things have changed! Last night he told me that he is ready to get engaged but right now isnt the time. So let the waiting commence. Though I think I might be secretly holding out for it to happen over break! 

πŸ™‚

Post # 201
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1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hi!

 

I’m 28,  I live in CT and I work in the Insurance industry. My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I met at work four years ago (I was his mentor) and have been dating for almost three and a half years.

My interests are basketball (in case you can’t tell by my username lol). MY Boyfriend or Best Friend is a high school basketball coach and we are both crazy Knicks fan. I love to write and watch anything Kardashian. I know that’s my dirty little secret – I love those girls!

I’ve planned the entire wedding just about including the guest list and seating arrangments! I’m PRAYING for a Christmas engagement and I might no will lose it if it doesn’t happen. I’m j/p – kinda!

Post # 202
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom

Hi everyone!

It’s so much fun to read all of your stories and get to know you a little bit! I’ve been reading the blog since the very beginning, but haven’t made it over to the boards much yet.

Boyfriend or Best Friend and i met at UW in Seattle. He was the very first person I met as we moved into the dorms. Boyfriend or Best Friend waited a year and a half before he swooped in and asked me on our first date, a picnic and a concert in Seattle. We’ve been together for nearly four years and each day with him is amazing.

We both moved to California about a year and a half ago to continue our schooling. I’m in Chiropractic school in Hayward, CA and he’s in Santa Cruz for his Ph.D. in Physics. We love cuddling on the couch and watching Mythbusters and Deadliest Catch, playing games with our families, learning to cook, and getting to know new people in California.

I finally decided to join the waiting thread because I have been waiting for a very long time.  However, Boyfriend or Best Friend did take me ring shopping in the last couple weeks and we found THE ONE!!!!

It’s beautiful and vintage-inspired and gorgeous and has a halo and is absolutely nothing like what I thought I wanted. But it’s perfect and he likes how it looks too. So now, I am definitely a “waiting bee”.

Post # 203
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2088 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m young, let me just admit that off the bat. I’m 19, SO is about to turn 21. We’ve been dating 8 months and we met in college. We fell in love *very* quickly, unofficially “lived” with each other for 3 months (only his name was on the lease, and I stayed there 5-6 nights a week), and are about to start officially living together after Christmas in a house with a few friends, and plan on getting our own apartment in the Spring when his lease is up.

I don’t know if I’m officially “waiting”. We’ve decided to get married sometime in the next couple years, we’ve looked at rings, but nothing has been purchased or set in stone yet. So, I guess I am now waiting for the proposal. We have decided to save up for our spring apartment’s deposit and first&last, along with 2 month’s worth of living expenses (just in case!) before buying the ring, so I may be waiting awhile, which is perfectly fine with me!

(I’m sure there will be some comments about my age or the short time we’ve been together, but while I respect other’s opinions I believe no one outside the relationship can rightly judge it πŸ™‚ Also, our parents know we’ll be engaged soon, and are very happy for us and supportive. Random note: My dad has already started pressing for grandkids – that won’t happen for at least another 5 years! He feels left out I guess, he’s the second oldest of 6, and only one out of two without grandkids, he’s getting impatient hahaha!)

 

Sorry for the novel! I tend to ramble πŸ™‚

Post # 204
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865 posts
Busy bee

My SO and I are college students and have been dating for a little bit over 2 years now.  Since money’s tight there’s no ring yet but we’re madly in love as always πŸ™‚

Post # 205
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Wannabee

I guess I’m officially a waiting bee now…

 

The other night Boyfriend or Best Friend and I had The Talk about marriage and where we see this relationship going. At first he was hesitant to respond and said “umm, I don’t know, I hadn’t really thought about it…maybe in the next five years?” And I said that that was my timeframe too, which it is…but I secretly hoped that it would be on the shorter side of five years.

 

The next day he called me and said “Yeah, you know how I said five years last night? Well, I was thinking more about it today…I think I’d say probably on the shorter side of that. Just as soon as I get a job and can actually afford things.”

 

He graduates in May and already has a very promising (and well-paying) potential job prospect in the works…!! We’re also moving in together officially in May, after what will be almost three years of long distance. I am betting that a proposal will happen in the next year or two, if all goes well.

Post # 206
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359 posts
Helper bee

Love this thread!

Little on me and SO – I’m almost 30, he’s almost 28.  Both divorced – he has a 4-year old son, and I’m childless.  Been seeing each other almost 3 years, living together almost 1.  We met through a strange series of events on Facebook that you couldn’t replicate in a million years.

We’re both geeks to the nth degree.  We love Sci-Fi, fantasy literature, and playing “Magic: The Gathering”.  We go to Sci-Fi cons, and travel for card tournaments.  I have 3 cats, 1 of which he loves, 1 of which he tolerates, and 1 he dislikes because she’s evil.  LoL.  We’ve discussed marriage in the abstract for 2012, so until then, I’m just a waiting bee…

Post # 207
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Worker bee

Hello there,

I have been lurking around here for awhile. I feel kind of silly being here, as my SO and I haven’t even discussed marriage. However, he is not shy about letting me know that he has every intention of spending his life with me, and has no fear of commitment. We’ve been together for a year, which really isn’t that much time in the scope of things, but people are already asking when we are going to marry. I’ve never given it serious thought before this, so here I am! 

Post # 208
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m 30, and m SO is 42. We’ve been together for 11 months and have been living together for 5 months. It has been so much fun! We really do fit together in odd ways that make for a great relationship.

I’m a graduate student and he’s an officer at a bank. We met online. I was about to give up on online dating for awhile, but he messaged me. I decided I’d go out with him once  and then stop dating for awhile to take some “me” time. Well, it was not to be. We had our first date on a Sunday morning at my church. In the liturgy that day were the Corithian’s verses we all hear at weddings…”Love is patient, love is kind…” I couldn’t believe it. I have never heard those verses read at a regular Sunday service. I thought, “Hmm…maybe I’ll marry this guy.” That was odd for me because I’m not very romantic and have never really believed I’ll get married.

So now it’s Christmas Eve, and I’m pretty sure he’s ordered a ring. I know he’s found one he likes. We’re actually going over to his parent’s house late for the Christmas gathering today because he’s waiting on a package to arrive. He says it’s for me, but not as a Christmas present. I’m seriously thinking it’s an engagement ring, but I don’t want to get my hopes up. Either way, ring or not, this Christmas, I’ll be happy.

Post # 209
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hi Ladies,

We’ve been together for 5 years, fell in love quickly, stayed in love. We have been discussing weddings non-stop. I have bookmarked and added many ring styles I like into various carts across many sites. He says he’s ready to make a commitment and  my family has been acting awfully funny around me lately. I think he has already gone the traditional route and asked my parents already but knowing that it’ll come does not ease the anxiety of waiting one bit. It has actually accelerated the anxiety and just makes me more suspicous about every move he makes, waiting and wanting for it. I feel like I have become obsessed with the engagement and I’m scared that I won’t be able to relax and soak it all in when the time does come. He tells me not to worry and he has it all planned out but I just can’t seem to stop stressing! So here I am, looking for an outlet to help bring my sanity back. It helps to know that there are many ladies out there are in the same position as I. Good luck to you all!

Post # 210
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hello waiting bee’s,

I’m 22, and my SO is 28, we’ve been dating about 9 months now, but have known we were ‘it’ for eachother VERY early on in the relationship. We both go to college, so money is really tight, so we discussed CZ rings until we both have jobs. I know I haven’t been waiting too long, as some of the other waiting bees have been together years, but the anxiety is still the same. I do believe he will propose on our 1 year anniversary coming in April, so I absolutely cant wait!~ Best of luck to all the new and not so new waiting bees!~

 

 

Post # 211
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600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Hi all, I’m new because we are FINALLY getting a lot more serious!  We’ve been dating for 6 years and are best friends.  Our relationship seems to only get better and better, and right now it’s amazing yet we’ve been long distance for a few months while I finish up grad school.  We’ve had a kind of conventional relationship as we’ve never lived together and don’t plan to even if we get engaged.  We have “lived together” for weeks travelling, summer breaks/winter blizzards, and when I was between leases for a month.  We also have extremely similar living habits and need a lot of just us time so we are so excited to live together when we get married.

Marriage has been kind of “off limits” for a while just because he’s never been financially independent until recently as we both went to grad school together for mental health counseling, him right out of undergrad and I took a year off so I’m a year behind.  I’ve brought marriage up a lot over the years and always talked about how excited I am for it and how much fun we’ll have, and he agrees but never brought it up himself until recently.  I have given him 2 different “deadlines” for engagement in 2011 and he has agreed by joking an old joke of ours “only if you’re good!”  He’s also asked about what kind of ring I’d like and has double checked, and we’ve talked waaay more seriously than ever before about our future kids.  I think it finally might happen this year!!  Keeping my fingers crossed that it will happen in time for us to get married in May 2012!

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