So, Kelly and I got engaged officially on Thursday.
I’m not exactly sure how to tell this story. It seems like there are a bunch of different angles I could take.
I could explain all of the events (and lack of events) between now and talking to Kelly’s dad back in April, but I’m afraid that if I talk about how long we’ve been planning on this it will make it hard to tell how long I’ve been hoping for it.
Of course, I could just write about how we struggled to find a ring and make plans that we felt good about, but it would probably end up sounding like a political post instead of a story of growing and learning together, so I think I’ll save that for a different blog.
Instead, maybe I could write about how I bought the ring as soon as we settled on a design. But then, I’m not exactly sure I could write about a commercial purchase and still explain how I did it because I was so excited to marry Kelly.
It might be fun to tell about how I tried so hard to keep the purchase a secret from Kelly, and how I enlisted help from her friends and made a front like I wasn’t sure I could afford it yet. Although, that secret ended up being kind of stressful since it took almost twice as long as anticipated to have the ring made. I guess that’s still the wrong focus.
I guess I could just write about the proposal itself, and about taking Kelly on a hike in the mountains on a trail that was special to us, and about kneeling next to each other in the forest as I proposed. But I’m not sure I can really tell that story without recounting what I said to Kelly about how much I love her and want to be with her. So I’ll probably have to leave that out so I don’t embarrass myself.
Well, I’m all out of ideas, and I still don’t have anything to write about. I hope people will understand how lucky and in love and loved I feel, even if I don’t know what to write to explain it.