Sunday, November 12, 2006

Where Do I Start?

Let's start here---
Yup, you guessed it. That's my engagement ring! I woke up to this sitting beside the phone (the table that the phone's on is beside the kitchen). I walked by it, and it didn't really register. I went and flipped the coffee machine on, then it sunk in. Oh my God, that's my ring! Talk about shock.

He did it this way, because he remembered that about a 6 or so months ago, I told him about a dream I had where he left my ring in that spot, beside my keys. He even pulled out my keys and put them beside it for this morning.

There's a story behind this.

A few years ago we decided to get engaged (3 years ago maybe), which we did, then about 2 years ago we went through a really rough patch, called it off, and weren't even sure that we would continue to be together.

We worked through it, and things have been great for quite a while now. We've both grown a lot, and we know that we want to be together forever, because that's what we want, not because of outside pressure.

So, I haven't seen that ring for over 2 years. It turns out that he's been keeping it in his parents' safety deposit box, and he'd been trying to get it from them for a few weeks.

Oh yeah, and he's had it back in his possession for about a week, which explains his Dad's glimpse at my ring finger last Thursday. I thought that was odd. The only reason I even noticed was that I've been really self conscious of anyone looking at my ring finger since I stopped wearing my engagement ring.
So there's the story in a nutshell.

We're starting off our lives together "for the right reasons".

(Just in case you're curious, it's a little over a carat)

27 comments:

S said...

Congratulations!

mote said...

Oh wow, congratulations!

loribird said...

Yay! And so glad it's for all the right reasons - there really is no other good way to do it. Congrats!

Beth said...

Congratulations!

chrissie said...

Congratulations!

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

So pretty. Congrtulations:D

knitfriendly said...

Congrats! Beautiful ring and nice story. :)

Karen said...

Congratulations!!! That's a really great story - with a wonderful happy ending. :)

Luquee said...

That's beautiful, congrats!

My yarn always gets caught in my ring when I knit so beware! :P

Alyson said...

Ohhh, that's so wonderful!

(I'll keep you in the contest, even though you've already gotten a helluva prize already this week.)

:-D

joan said...

hee hee, huzzah for you and stu chrissy :) if i might say so myself, stu's got a nice little romantic thoughtful streak :)

cookie said...

Congratulations!!!!!

AngeliasKnitting said...

The ring's beautiful! Congrats to you both (for working through your problems & for getting engaged for the right reasons!)!! The story is great, too. :-)

keri said...

Yea, congratulations to you both and best wishes!

Lavender said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful story to tell your kids and grandkids. :)

JessaLu said...

Congratulations! (very thoughtful of him to remember the dream!) :o)

Lorena said...

:sniffle:

That's beautiful! The story, the ring, the placement, the thoughtfulness... it's all just beautiful. Congratulations!

Cindy said...

You can mail order Lamb's Pride yarn from Make One Yarn Stdio in Calgary if that's easier.

Julie said...

What a wonderful way to start your day - a new life together that is for all the right reasons. Congratulations and blessings to you both!

BethC said...

Congrats on finding the right reasons!

tammy said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful, and such a pretty ring.

Also, I'm letting everyone that I read regular know that I'm having a contest over on my blog. Knit for Dulaan, maybe win some swanky yarn! I would be truly grateful for any and all mentions on your blog. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chrissy,
Congratulations - wishing you a wonderful life together!! what a romantic fellow - way to go Stu.

big hugs
auntie Patti
ps. if you guys need water - we have lots & it's crystal clear..you're welcome to come & fill up.

Christina said...

How sweet!!!! Your ring is really beautiful! Congrats!

Kat with a K said...

Congratulations!

PlanetJanet said...

Congratulations and best wishes to you both! How creative he was in his presentation (oh, how I wish I could see the photo of the ring)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chrissy,
I am your future mother-in-law's cousin on her dad's side. She emailed me your blog and thought I might be interested. First of all, congratulations. Secondly, I am an amateur knitter but am slowly getting better. That hat looks like something I might be able to tackle.

Sherry

aija said...

Congratulations to you both!!