My Second Engagement Ring
After his spontaneous proposal, he confessed that ring shopping was already moving a little faster than he had let on. The diamond was on hold and the setting already ordered. It looked like I could have my ring in about a week! But no, there were delays and obstacles along the way. The first setting he chose was discontinued and they couldn't get my size. He changed it to something very similar (that I actually like more!) and then we had to wait for a new special order all over again.
Now, I wholeheartedly do not believe that an engagment happens only via a diamond ring. You can be perfectly, happily engaged with any number of things, or nothing at all, to symbolize your commitment. We had decided, however, to follow the tradition of him giving me a big ol' pretty diamond ring. And, since that decision had been made - I wanted my ring!
So I waited,
So Mr. 16th came home that night and came into the kitchen, where I was preparing a lovely Bayou BBQ Shrimp dish that must be eaten with a fresh baguette and an entire roll of paper towels for the mess. He held up a jewelry box with a twinkle in his eye and said that he had a little present for me, even though my ring wasn't ready. I grabbed it and tore the box open to find . . . two miniature Hershey's dark chocolate candies. Oh. Thanks. I laughed and tried to hide my shattered hopes from him. To distract myself, I turned back to the kitchen to feed the dog. When I turned back around, dog food bag in hand, he had the biggest smile on his face and was holding a box with the perfect engagement ring.
The dog food bag hit the floor and I flew into his arms. I know it's not the ring that makes the engagement, but I sure do love that ring!
I guess maybe I am the kind of girl who gets an engagement ring on Valentine's Day.