So I think I need to fill you in a little more on how I came to get my ring.
As I mentioned in my last post, I designed my ring on bluenile.com. Because my center stone and engagement band were on a website I was anxiously keeping an eye on the stone to make sure someone else didn't buy it. I was sooo worried that someone would get that diamond!
My now fiance and I started dating near the end of July '08. Shortly thereafter, both of us knew we were destined to be together forever. In late September I sent him the link to the loose diamond center stone I had found and the engagement band I wanted. Shortly thereafter, the loose diamond was listed as "no longer available" on the website. I was freaking out. I knew there was no way that Charles would have already purchased the stone. It was too soon, we'd only just discussed it. I was terrified that someone else bought the perfect diamond that I had fallen in love with. Eventually, he told me he bought it so I would stop freaking out. I was so relieved!
Even though I knew he had the diamond I had no way of knowing if he had also bought the engagement band. And let me tell you, he wouldn't tell me if he did or not. Much to my disappointment. lol But, I knew he had the diamond and for a very short period of time that was enough. I was so incredibly excited and couldn't believe he'd already bought the diamond!
Now the longggg wait began for me. It was torture. And let me tell you, he knew what he was doing to me. I sort of had some idea of when I would get it. Well, at least a date I would have it by. See, my little brother was getting married on April 18th (now married! yay Daniel & Jess!) and I told Charles I needed my ring before then. I was having a hard time dealing with the fact that my little bro was getting married before me (just being honest). And there were also some hard family things I was going to have to be forced to deal with come my brother's wedding. I asked Charles to please let me have my ring before my brother's wedding because I knew it would help me get through things. (And let me just say it did!) He agreed and my long wait ensued.
I waited and waited, and WAITED. He informed me that I would not receive my ring when I would expect it. So I could count out my birthday (Nov. 24th), Christmas, New Years and Valentines Day too. In early February, we made a trip to Saint Simon's Island, GA to visit his older sister and I thought for sure that he would pop the question then. But no. Before we left he informed me that there was a mishap with my ring when he went and got it out of the safety deposit box. I won't go into the details because I know he felt horrible about it but it was an accident and I have my ring now so no worries.
I will not lie, I probably wasn't the nicest person to him at times because the lust for my ring was becoming stronger and stronger with every day that passed without it on my finger (sorry baby!). I think that because I asked to have it before a certain date (even though he agreed my reasons were valid) that he tortured me even more and thus waited until the 11th hour before he proposed.
But I can honestly say that it was all PERFECT. Waiting on the timing of the Lord is so rewarding! So there you have it, a little glimpse into the journey of getting my ring!
How long did you have to wait to get your ring?