He Put a Ring On It

wedding rings Lemme just say it was Eric's idea that I write this post. He heard on the radio that one-third of women do not like the way their husband proposed to them, and, therefore, don't like to tell the story. And, sadly, he knows I fall into that category.

Before you hate me, let me tell you why.

  1. I knew it was coming.
  2. It was on Christmas Day.
  3. There weren't fireworks or super warm tingly feelings like there is in movies.

I'm not saying it wasn't special, or thought-out. It was. And I will always remember how he got tears in his eyes and how surprised I was that he had a ring for me (I was told by the jeweler that it was going to take a while to make...sneaky, sneaky).

The proposal just wasn't like I had always dreamed it would be. And when someone asks you to tell your engagement story, they have this hope in their eye that it was the most special thing they've ever heard. And I feel like I'm letting them down with a story that's sweet, but not groundbreaking.

And really, I have no one to blame but myself.

You see, I am not an easy girl to surprise. We picked out my ring together because I knew that if I was going to wear something on my finger for the rest of my life, I was gonna need to love it. (And I do!)

Moral of the story: It doesn't matter. At all. I think I placed way too much pressure on the proposal. I think our society places too much pressure on it. I love my husband and am so happy that he asked me to be his wife. I am the luckiest girl in the world.

(Don't worry, the proposal story will be told by Eric soon, as part of our fairytale.)

So what do you think? Any funny proposal stories out there?