29 Oct

On October 25th around 2:00 am I got engaged to the love of my life.  He woke me up with an air horn.  My first thought was “that is a terrible sound for a fire alarm.”  Then he flipped on the light and blew it again.  I was already laughing.  He started walking over to the bed with a box in his hand, and I knew what was happening.  He said, “I wanted to give you this.”  I opened it up and saw the most beautiful piece of jewelry that I’ve ever put my eyes on.

Still in a daze from being woken up suddenly to a loud noise, light, and sooo much sparkle, I jumped out of bed and ran over to my closet.  I fumbled with my hamper, trying to get behind it to where I’d hidden the watch I got him as an engagement gift.  I asked him if he could blow the horn again.  He did, and I handed him the bad and told him “I wanted to give you this.”  I think I hugged him, but I can’t even recall.

What I do remember clearly is telling him that I had to go make sure that Buddy, my 11-year-old cocker spaniel, hadn’t had a heart attack.  I couldn’t stop laughing, but I managed to get the dog soothed and outside.  He came into the living room, and I left the kitchen to meet him, still laughing.  That’s when I do finally remember giving him a huge hug and kiss.

He opened the watch a few minutes later while we were sitting in bed together.  Once my pulse got back to normal and the laughing stopped, it hit me that I get to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man.  The tears only came after we snapped a picture of both engagement pieces and snuggled up together.  They were happy tears.  I knew it was coming, but the reality was even better than I imagined.

A few weeks ago while we were cuddled on the couch, he kissed me and asked, “Do you want to get married?”  I said, “Yes.”  He said, “Want to look at engagement rings?”  I said, “Sure.”  That started the process of becoming engaged to be married.  We looked at settings together, got my finger sized, and became intimately acquainted with the ins and outs of diamonds.  I got him to accept that I have been wanting to get him a watch for our engagement since I started thinking about it, months and months ago.  He placed an order, and I called a jewelry store to get the watch he told me he wanted.  Less than two weeks later I was getting woken up in the middle of the night and an air horn.  🙂

The proposal was perfect because it is so him.  It is so us.  We constantly laugh together.  I love that it wasn’t some cheesy, cliché thing.  It was simple, fun, and original.  I can hardly wait to be his wife.  We’ve already discussed that we both want something small and simple when the weather is nice.  We’ll figure out the rest later.  What matters to me is the commitment we’ve made to one another.

Here are a few pictures of my amazing ring that I just can’t stop staring at (and a few smiling pictures of me showing it off this morning).  It still doesn’t quite seem real that my life can be so wonderful, but I’m embracing it.  I’m thankful for every single person who listened to me, reached out to me, and helped me realize that I am worth it.


23 Responses to “Engaged!”

  1. Lady Virtue September 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    Very happy for the both of you!

  2. justinemarie1230 September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Congratulations!!!!! Beautiful ring! I’m a new follower!

  3. theothershoes February 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    Congrats! I’ve changed my name again — used to be letters to the other woman/phoenix rising. So glad you’re doing well and have found a new love. Many, many hugs to you!

  4. scabs February 16, 2015 at 12:03 am #

    Where have I been!!!??? The most enormous CONRATS to you both!!!

    • beautifulmess7 February 16, 2015 at 7:55 am #

      🙂 Thanks sweet lady!

  5. MeAndDating January 31, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    Either that’s a big rock or you have dainty fingers…congrats!

    • beautifulmess7 January 31, 2015 at 9:55 am #

      It’s a pretty big rock… 🙂 Thanks!

  6. Roxanne December 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    I’m so happy to hear that things worked out so well for you! You deserve nothing but happiness and it seems like you’ve found that! Congrats!

  7. Jacob November 17, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    You are definitely worth it!

  8. maria November 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    the ring is beautiful! your happiness is beautiful!
    congratulations : )

  9. rocksforbrains October 30, 2014 at 9:04 pm #


  10. thewondermya October 30, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Congratulations !!! This is awesome !

  11. E.G. October 30, 2014 at 12:18 am #

    Aww.. That’s so sweet! Congratulations! :’)

  12. divorcedandsingleblog October 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you

    • beautifulmess7 October 30, 2014 at 7:22 am #


  13. Beth October 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    So happy for you

  14. jblondie October 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    whoops!! grammar…**RING***

  15. jblondie October 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Oh My! …he’s got great taste 😉 …meaning you of course (…and the right!) Congrats!

    • beautifulmess7 October 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

      He absolutely does! Thanks!

  16. Lady Virtue October 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    Wonderful news! Such a beautiful ring…..very happy for you!

  17. dave dog October 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm #


  18. Cinn October 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    That’s wonderful news!!! Ring is stunning

  19. Searching4Selina October 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm #


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