Well I cannot believe it. The past 48 hrs have been more than busy. We both have large families and so many phone calls. Then all the neighbors knew and our friends here locally and overseas.
I asked Hissy if her new kitten that I am in love with (and almost adopted myself) could be our flower girl! Prowler the Flower Girl. I can't think of anything more appropriate, actually. Maybe Sasha could be the Ring Bearer!
It was a little romantic because when I first saw it Eric's face was like stone, he was so tongue-tied. He was frozen! And I started to cry and said, "Is this from you to me? Eric? Eric?? And which hand does it go on? Is it a friendship ring? A cocktail ring? Eric! You better tell me which hand it's going on because once it goes on it won't come off"....and I started putting it on my right hand. He quietly took it from me and put it on my left. As I've been telling people, 100 years ago couples were "betrothed" for long periods of time, years, sometimes.
An engagement is just that: an engagement. It's not a cemented wedding with an open checkbook and stress.
Neither of us want that. So we're a good year away from a date (especially with Eric in law enforcement, NO way he's walking down the aisle and then walking back to work, NO WAY! I want our wish to visit Australia to come true!) and that is fine. We need to decide if we want an LDS ceremony that will make his family so happy or a civil one. I am happy with either, it's up to Eric -- and he needs time to sort it all out in his own heart, in his most private moments as a Mormon or how he chooses to be.
Thank you so much for all your well wishes and happy thoughts. Do a happy dance, do a happy dance. Yayi~~ girl, I loved the amethyst article and linked up to all kinds of things--how thoughtful of you to send it, and Beryl, yeah! I'm drawn to the spiritual side of it, the healing side, and Hissy you are not fired! How did you EVER keep the secret an entire week?? Sheesh! Candie, I guess the white roses and letter Eric wrote me from two weeks ago meant business, huh! Jenn I now feel like we have more in common with you and Jason!