The Ring That Makes My Fiancé Smile

EngagementEngagementMy engagement was a complete surprise. My boyfriend made it his mission to surprise me, and he did. He wanted more than anything to be able to surprise me when he proposed. Prior to getting engaged, my boyfriend took me ring shopping on a few different occasions to get some ideas from me. Prior to looking at engagement rings with him, I had no idea what I would want. I hadn’t really thought about it. There wasn’t a need to at the time. I wanted to save the excitement of looking when I was actually going to get engaged. When we first started looking at rings together I was trying to figure out what I did not like, while giving him ideas of things I thought were pretty. They’re all pretty! They’re diamonds! I really wanted for him to pick out the ring he wanted me to have. Honestly, I would have been happy with anything which I had told him countless times (even though he didn’t believe me). He thought every woman would want a big diamond, but that wasn’t the case for me. I remember him telling me one night that he wanted me to have the best, a ring that would sparkle under the moonlight. Was he being romantic or crazy? I would be happy having any ring that he wanted me to have and that would be more special than anything else. Nonetheless, Corey was on a mission to pick out the perfect ring for me. Continue reading

Departing a Girlfriend, Returning a Fiancé: The Story of Our Engagement

MontrealAs a teacher, I was anticipating Christmas break weeks prior to the last day of school. As you can imagine, my students, like myself, were anxiously awaiting a much needed holiday. When it finally arrived, I departed the Maritimes bound for Montreal, QC where I would spend part of my break with my boyfriend and his family. I hadn’t seen my boyfriend in 10 days so I was extremely excited to see him and spend my first Christmas with he and his family in Montreal. Like a kid in a candy store, I was wide eyed and thrilled to go on a mini-vacation. It was 4 months prior since I had been on a flight and I was starting to get withdrawal. After 14 months of traveling full time to 22 countries and on 65 flights, I was starting to feel more at home on the road than in my actual home. I felt relief and excitement to get my fill of air travel and big city explorations this Christmas break. Continue reading