I know I've been rather quiet lately, just haven't been on much. But I thought i might as well share something with you all.
a little over a month ago, I went on my first ever camping trip with my boyfriend who i met back in May. I had never gone on a camping trip before so this was a new experience for me and I was excited. I got to learn how to set up the tent and put in just the right amount of firewood to make the perfect dinner. Of course trying to make a good dinner during camping should be a little easy, but not this time. a storm decided to roll in and it got cold very fast. So eating my steak was kind of miserable while the wind blew and some drizzle made the food wet. But that did not put a damper on our trip. We simply decided to go ahead and spend our evening in the tent, reading a book and just talking about random things.
The next morning, was gray and drizzly again, but my boyfriend didn't care, he wanted to take me on a nice hike before leaving. I was a little reluctant because I did not want to get stuck in a storm and the hike was rather steep. Kind of like that scene in Lord of the Rings where Gollum leads Frodo and Sam up those steps. But oh well, I followed him because he kept telling me the view would be worth it.
We finally get to the top and he likes to take timed photos of us together. So I sat there and waited for him to join me on the rock for a nice picture, when he finally set the camera up just right. He runs over, but instead of standing next to me and hugging me, he bends down. For a moment i was thinking. "Well this should be an interesting picture" sure enough it was. He bent down for a reason, he had a ring for me and asked me to marry him.
Now to be honest, because I didn't fall in love with someone until last year, I never really understood it and felt that if you do fall in love with someone, it's best to be with them for a few years before actually asking the question. Plus because it took me so long to experience love, I felt that love was just fake and not meant for me at all, of course that was before I met him. Sometimes it just takes longer for some people. I had planned on asking him his thoughts on marriage but apparently he beat me to it. I did tell him it was too soon and his response was "I've never been so sure about something in all my life" I did tell him I was thinking about asking him his thoughts and that maybe in a year or two he could pop the question and I knew I would say yes then so I went ahead and said yes. but I was so nervous about the idea and how my friends would react (they all knew how I felt about love) that I kept it secret for a good month. Which was fine since my ring had to be re sized, he was off by one size, which was pretty good I must say.
When i finally started wearing it, people were asking me what it was "I kept saying it was a promise ring because maybe I could make it a promise ring for a few months before revealing that it really was an engagement ring all along. But people weren't buying that. So I decided to share it on facebook and everyone got so excited for me. No one was mad like I thought they would be and it made me feel happy and glad that I said yes and that I am willing to spend the rest of my life with this wonderful man.
We don't have a date set up yet, but we are thinking about being engaged for a year or so before tying the knot. He is a wonderful guy and so patient too. I can spend hours talking to him and not get bored. He just lights up my life like no one ever had and I think I really needed that and I love him dearly. I've been alone for far too long now, and to find the right guy in your life is a great blessing.
So yes that is my story for the day. Hope you all are doing well.
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