Since Nick and I had been dating for many years, and living together for quite a while, the topic of marriage came up with us a lot. We went through some hardships together, and especially after deciding that we knew for sure we wanted to spend our lives with each other, I had engagement brain. I was one of those girls. You know the ones, not yet engaged, but talking about weddings with every other breath. I am not proud of this, but I knew that Nick was the one for me, and I was excited to start the next phase of our life together.
Back to the ring! Nick and I had looked at rings once. A whole year before he proposed. Granted, most of our friends were engaged or married, so their had been some thoughts about rings that friends had gotten ("I like her ring" or "That ring is not for me"). When the time came to decide what ring to buy me, he did two things. He brought my sister with him to pick it out, and he called my best friend for suggestions. Turns out, he didn't need either of them. When he and my sister got to the first store, he saw my ring and said "That's the one. I know she will love it, and I don't need to look anywhere else".
He was right, it is perfect. It is simple, timeless, and not too flashy; all words that I would use to describe myself in some ways. I love my ring. Five months later, and I still find myself starting at it sometimes! It makes me so happy that he knew me so well, and that he picked something that we will both love for years and years to come.
My friend Heather and her husband Josh came to visit in September, and he was nice enough to take these beautiful pictures of my ring!
If your're married or engaged, was your ring exactly what you imagined? Or were you totally surprised by your ring?