- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
After 6 years together, we’re engaged!
I’ll start with some backstory. We’ve been together since highschool! We’re both 22 and turning 23 in a few months. We’ll be 24 when we get married.
We had planned to get engaged in December but my 7 year old nephew passed away in a horrible car accident the day we went home for the holidays. My sister had a baby the day before and so it had been a very very stressful holiday season dealing with the birth of a new baby and the death of a son for her and for all of my family. I’m very very close to my sister and her children and so it was an awful time for all of us. It’s still very sensitive and our family is working through it. My Fiance wanted my sister’s kids to be involved in the proposal because he knows how close they are to me. So we had to have a change of plans which was more than ok, it would have been ridiculous to get engaged at the same time that we were planning a funeral and mourning.
My Fiance has been patiently waiting for it to be the right time and for it to feel right for both myself and my family. My sister had known that my Fiance had been planning on proposing around Christmas and understood when we put that on the back burner. So last week I was skyping with her and the kids and she says “so let me see your ring”. I tell her that we haven’t gotten engaged because of everything that happened and how we didn’t want it to be too soon and what not. She then told me not to worry and that it would be great if we got engaged and that it shouldn’t be the reason that we postpone getting engaged. So I told Fiance what she said and we both felt that if my sister was the one giving us her blessing after everything that it would be ok if we got engaged.
So last night Fiance and I were babysitting my brother’s kids. He knew that I still wanted family involved. I don’t get to see my brother’s kids as often as I would like but I try to see them as much as possible. I had forgotten my cell phone in the car and I went out to get it. When I opened the door to the house my 4 year old niece was holding the box with the ring. I was so confused why she was holding my ring! I looked at my Fiance and he asked me to marry him. I cried and of course said yes!
We’re planning on getting married June 22, 2012. It’s still going to be very hard dealing with the loss of my nephew. It saddens me that he won’t be at the wedding and I want to honor him in some way. He always asked about us getting married and would tell me that he was going to talk to my Fiance about getting me a ring.
I’m so glad that my Fiance made the engagement special and that we can finally start planning for the next chapter of our lives!