Monday, 29 November 2010

Engaged :)

Last night my boyfriend Tobias proposed, and this morning I said yes. Not that I had any plan of refusing him, I just had to get used to the idea of saying yes. (I think he was glad there was a snow storm last night though – he just might have been a little worried that I’d run away during the night, haha.) So, there it is; I’m engaged. Wow. How did that happen?? A month ago I didn’t even have a boyfriend (we’ve been dating for almost four weeks), and for the first time I was happy being single, and had no plans on a relationship for a while. And yeah, this might be a good time to think “those crazy mormons” ;)

It’s not as bad as it sounds though – we’ve both known of each other and each others families since we were children (one of my first memories are of his parents visiting me in the hospital as a little girl), we just never thought of the other in this way before now. I'm not very good at expressing my feelings, so let it be enough to say that as surprised as I am, I’m also very, very happy.

Marrying early is the pattern we’ve got from our parents; my Dad proposed to my Mum a little less then a month after they first met, and three months later they were married. My fiancés parents’ story is similar. Actually, marrying early is very common in the church. I can’t see a problem with it – most people nowadays seem get intimate and some move in together much sooner than we got engaged, which from where I’m standing is much more odd. Because of our faith, chastity is important to us, so we choose to marry.

This afternoon we went ring shopping. In Sweden the couple exchange rings when getting engaged, and so, it’s as common to buy rings together as being presented with one at the proposal. I must say I prefer to have had the chance to choose – I wanted to make sure I got a ring I liked, one that “felt like me”. The one I chose is very simple, an unadorned gold band (again in keeping with Swedish tradition), just like I’ve always wanted. It will take a few days for us to get them engraved, but when we do get them I will, of course, post pictures.

And you all know what this means: I must design and make a wedding dress for myself! How I’ll manage that with my still present tiredness (and school), I’m not sure, but it’ll work out somehow. My biggest problem right now is how I want it to look (Tobias laughed when I said that)….. I’ve got two or three ideas that I can’t really choose between….. I must say, that it’s a very pleasant problem to have :)

Happy!

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Love is a wonderful thing and I'm glad you found someone to share life with :)

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  2. GRATTIS! Livet som gift är både roligt och svårt, men oftast alldeles, alldels underbart. Hoppas ni får ett långt och lyckligt liv tillsammans!

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  3. Stort Grattis!!! :)
    Kram Kicki

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  4. Congratulations! I'm glad that you're happy!

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  5. Oh Sarah!!!! Congratuations! I am so very very happy for you and just can't stop smiling. :) What wonderful, exciting news!

    David and I married after a brief 10 weeks of knowing each other - we hadn't know each other at all prior to that - and I too agree that marrying fast is a good thing. If you know you have "the one" why is there a reason to wait??

    I am looking forward to seeing wedding plans and dress designs and such but most of all I'm just plain happy for you!!!!!! Yay!

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  6. Congratulations! This is lovely news, and I am very happy for you! I wish abundant blessings for you and your husband-to-be.

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  7. How wonderful! Congradulations - may God bless your marriage!

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  8. Grattis! Guds välsignelse över er kärlek!

    Jag och Anna-Maria förlovade oss efter 3 månader och gifte oss knappt 3 år senare när jag var tjugo så det blev tidigt för oss med. Inget fel med det :D

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  9. Congratulations! How wonderful! My husband and I had our two-year anniversary in June, and I couldn't be happier to be married. Have fun!

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  10. Grattis!!! Jag ser fram emot att få se din klänning!

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  11. Congratulations!! Wonderful news!

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  12. Congratulations! :) I usually just spy on your blog and wonderful sewings but this was such a big news that I just had to say something.

    I hope all the for your marriage, may it be a wonderful journey.

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  13. Congratulations! I'm so happy for the two of you.
    ~Rosie

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  14. Thank you all so very much for your well wishes and blessings! It's a very exiting time in my life - it feels just a teensy bit odd and at the same time perfectly natural, discussing our future life together; Where we will live, how much money we'll have to live on, family standards etc. The realy odd thing is that it doesn't feel all that odd, haha.

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  15. Congratulations! Good job not waiting forever, and ever, before you got engaged. That's my plan, when that day comes. ;)

    Best wishes as you plan and prepare for your wedding! And, blessings to you and your fiancé! :)

    Felicity, at {Simple Elegance}

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  16. Dear Sarah,

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are a wonderful young woman who has a set a beautiful example to many young women around the world. May the Lord bless you and your chosen eternal companion! :-)

    Hugs,
    Mama Rachel at Old-Fashioned Motherhood

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  17. Hi... we don't know each other; I just stumbled upon your blog.

    Congratulations@ :D My husband and I have been married now for 21 years. On our first date, he told me he was going to marry me. On our third date, he asked me to marry him. I told him I was sure I wanted to marry him, but was too nervous to tell my parents (I was 18, he was 26). Two weeks later, I was ready, but said nothing. Another two weeks later, he asked again. I said YES! We were engaged for two months, then married in the Portland Oregon Temple! four weeks from start to finish...

    Best of luck to you both! ;D
    Corine

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