Post # 1
So, my best friend in the whole big wide universe (and the next) has been with her boyfriend for four years now. In the time that they’ve been together, she has seen our other girlfriends meet their boyfriends, become engaged and consequently get married.
Even when my own boyfriend proposed to me…it came with a tinge of guilt because her own wasn’t even entertaining the idea of taking the plunge. And man, she has taken it like a champ– she stood up as maid of honor, supported all of us as only a best friend in the whole wide universe can.
But once you get a little whiskey and a girls’ night in her…she’s confided multiple times that she’s getting impatient.
So imagine my surprise when the other day, her boyfriend texted me to ask me what sort of diamond she liked!!!
I even pulled the “asshole bride” card and asked her to come with me to the ring shop so we could look at “wedding bands” and oh! look at those rings over there…
…it sounds a lot more obvious than it turned out to be. She walked right through it giving her opinions on this diamond and that ring and oh, it turned out perfect!
But I’ve been sworn absolute, positive secrecy. I can’t even tell my own fiance because he’s really bad at keeping secrets. I can’t tell ANYONE!!
And it’s gonna take another 2 months for him to order the moissonite and get the ring specifically made!!!
AND YOU MEAN I HAVE TO KEEP THIS SECRET FOR TWO FREAKING MONTHS????
Sorry, it’s killing me and I had to share with….someone because really?? I’m super excited for her and we went out drinking last night and oh! it took so much for me to keep my mouth shut. Now, I know that the excitement will fade and it’ll become easier but seriously??? How am I NOT supposed to tell her???? Or my SO???? Or anyone????
Post # 3
First off—-LOVE the sandlot!!!!!!!!!
secondly, you can do this! Just think of how shocked and excited she is going to be when he does propose!! Your silence will pay off the first moment your phone rings and you get to hear her excitedly tell you she is engaged. Good luck!!!!
Post # 4
YOU are an awsome friend!! Its going to be tough, good luck!
Post # 5
@SockJunkie: Oh wow!!!! I bet it’s hard to keep your mouth shut! Yikes I would have a hard time in your situation– I can’t imagine if one of my two best friends’ boyfriends did this. Holy cow! You might have to be careful to not get too tipsy when you go out with her 😉 !
How cool that he asked you to find out what she likes. I wish my SO would have done that, but I beat him to it and showed him what I like myself. . . I wasn’t waiting anymore for that!
Post # 6
Ahhh I feel your pain! But just think about how excited she will be when he proposes, and how she will probably instantly know from looking at the ring that you helped out with it! It will make a great story!
Post # 7
EEEEE!!!!! That is soooooooo exciting!
Post # 8
You’re awesome for keeping it a secret, it’ll make it more special for her when it happens. Seriousely though, Tank Girl! Friggen favorite comic book series! I recreated that helmet for halloween one year.
Okay, secret, you can do this!
Post # 9
Lol. Thanks guys! It was just really nice to get it out of my system. Not being able to tell her is bad enough but not being able to talk to my SO about it…I hate hiding stuff from him but he really is a very bad liar and really awful about keeping secrets. His cheeks get all red and he stares down at the floor and gets this really high pitched giggle thing.
Not telling her for the next few weeks should be pretty easy as we have completely opposing schedules but we have a trip to Vegas coming up in April– oh crap!! I’m gonna be alone with her for 4 days in LAS VEGAS!!! I completely forgot!!!
Okay, I’m just going to commit to forgetting all about it. Pretending it never happened. Yes. That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
@Creiddylad: That’s just taking initiative!!
Post # 10
I opened this thread solely because of the title – haha awesome!
so exciting for your friend – i’m the worst at keeping secrets! You can do it though! Just try and forget that you have any idea about any of this lol. You pulled it off nicely though getting her to talk about what she likes!
Post # 11
Haha, I love this! That would be so much fun to be in on a best friend’s proposal! Think how fun it will be when she tells you she’s engaged and you tell her you were in on it!
You can do it, though! Hopefully the two months will pass fast. Maybe it will be easier if you find a way to talk to her less about weddings? Or maybe that’s not possible if you’re engaged, haha.
Post # 12
@SockJunkie: What a fabulous friend you are! Keep mum! I did it to my own bee friend @Sunnyday278 when her Fiance came to me…Luckily I only had to wait about a month! Good luck!!
p.s. love the sandlot too!
Post # 13
Awwww. This is so exciting!!!! What an awesome friend you are. I’m excited for her!
And also I love The Sandlot!!!!
Post # 14
I love the title of this thread, hahaa! Good thing you have this board to let it out to. I know the feeling of wanting someone to know something so bad that you’re almost itching to just blurt it out!
Post # 15
Oh my gosh!! So many people taking it old school!! That’s fabulous!
I haven’t told her yet. I haven’t told SO but it’s been pretty easy because we’re working totally conflicting shifts so…really, I haven’t told him much of anything.
I figure I owe it to her to keep it quiet because she was so involved in my own proposal (SO is a bit of a ham and insisted that all family and friends should be there). Thank you guys so much for listening to me squee like a little girl!!! Y’all are great!
Post # 16
Just a quick update! I didn’t blow it!!! Buahahahaha!!!
No, he hasn’t proposed and no, she doesn’t know yet (as far as I know anyway).
But a few nights ago, my SO recieved a text from one of our other mutual friends that read, and I quote:
“Does Mr. Junkie know?”
Needless to say, I recieved a very concerned call a few minutes after that text was sent and after explaining that he had nothing to worry about and describing the proposal and soothing some very hurt feelings (the bf who is proposing is our best man, SO was very hurt that he wasn’t in on the secret… ) all is copacetic.
But man, what a relief to be able to talk to my best friend about it.