- 5 years ago
Ive known my SO has had a ring since late summer. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year, my sister got me a christmas tree charm for my bracelet and told me ”you are christmas”. So I was kind of thinking something special might happen this christmas season!
A few things wore gone wrong for us this fall, I injured my hand and have been unable to work for the last 4 months and its really starting to affect me emotionally. I am tentatively set to go back to work in mid January (yay!) and now that my mood has improved I thought SO might take this a great opportunity.
We are both very lucky and have our families in the same town and we usually split things up between the houses but this year my parents decided to have SO’s family over on Boxing Day for a big family christmas dinner. On Christmas day SO sneakily went into a cupboard I can’t reach and when questionEd said it was something he had kept hidden for a while and said nothing more. At dinner that night with his extended family people were joking about the length of time we have dated and asked when we were ‘going to make it official’ and SO said somehaing along the lines of that other people will probably know before me when it’s going to happen. the ring he is going to give me is his grandmas ring and her name was specifically brought up As someone who will know before me.
boxing day rolls around and he said he had to step out for a bit, I asked he here he was going and he said he was going -by himself- to see his grandma!! I was super excited! Both our families were going to be at dinner and it would have been perfect!
we were due at my parents house around 4 and at 3 he called me. from the inside of an ambulance! He was playing basketball with some friends and DESTROYED his knee!
Fast forward, he needed emergency surgery has a possible infection on the surgical site and won’t be able to walk without crutches for probably the next 5-6 months! Needless to say I dont have anything sparkly on my finger and am now in charge of looking after someone when I’m only now starting to be able to look after myself! This has turned into a nit of a nightmare.
at this point I don’t really care about a ring and a proposal, I just really want SO to be ok. I guess we’ll just have to reevaluate our timeline AGAIN! 2012 has been nothing but sickness and injuries for me and SO, I can’t wait for this year to be over!
Just needed to share with someone.