I seriously cannot even believe I am typing up these words right now…I’m engaged! It doesn’t even seem possible that Lucas and I are engaged, especially since he told me it wasn’t happening until after we graduated from school. Apparently he had other plans…
So to give you some background on us, Lucas and I have known each other since forever. No joke, we went to the same school since we were both in kindergarten and we started dating in high school. This coming May marks our fifth year together as a couple. He and I started dating at the end of our junior year and honestly, it was kind of a weird mash up. He ran around in a completely different social circle than me and we met in the most cliche way ever….at prom. Wanna know something hilarious? Before meeting him, I thought Lucas was a huge douche 😂 No worries though, as soon as I got to know him I realized how wrong I was. So after junior prom, we started hanging out and eventually starting dating.
It just so happens that we decided to attend the same university so after we graduated high school, we didn’t have to figure out long distance. I promise, it was not a decision that we made based on each other. We both got into the same school and we both decided to go there, not together, it was just a nice coincidence. (Okay so maybe it influenced my decision a little but it’s fine…). Now, we had talked about getting married and it wasn’t an uncommon conversation we had. We had just always said that it would happened after we graduated from university. Even when he lavaliered me, he told me he wasn’t proposing until after we graduated from school, which was so fine! There was no rush, I was happy with where we were and him just being my boyfriend, hence the surprise that came on December 23rd.
So that all gets me to just a few days ago…when Lucas asked me to be his wife. I had no idea it was happening up until the day before. He, my mom, and I all went out to dinner and I got up to go to the bathroom and when I came back, I saw my mom go “SHH! Stop talking about it, here she comes!” 😂 Like really mom?! That’s not the subtle! From there, I couldn’t let it go and turned into an annoying pest. Asking Lucas, “What were you talking about?! Was it about me?! It had to be about me!” Needless to say, I knew.
The next day I worked all afternoon and had planned to go to his place to do Christmas with his family like we do every year. I got there expecting everyone to be acting weird or like they were hiding something (his family is not good with secrets). Turns out, no one knew he was doing it. Just his mom and dad! Once everyone left, I figured it wasn’t going to happen. We went up to his room to do our gift exchange (again, like we do every year) and when it was time for my present, he told me we needed to go downstairs because my present was too big for his room. I said to him, “If it’s another dog, you have to take it back because no one will let us rent from them with four dogs!”…..it wasn’t a dog. Once downstairs he had me face the tree where there was a sign that read, “Turn Around” and when I did there he was..on one knee holding a beautiful rose gold ring asking me to marry him. To make it even better, my mom and grandpa were there too. A total surprise to me. I loved that he asked them to be there because my mom is literally my best friend and my grandpa is my favorite human. It was so special to have them there and share in such a special moment.
So yeah, I am engaged. I can’t even believe it. What I can believe it that I am one of the luckiest people to have a man like Lucas in my life. He has made me feel so special, loved, and cared for all of these years and I am truly blessed to have him. He has always been there for me and now, he will be here forever.