Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Details

One afternoon, I suddenly had this urge to look at rings via the internet.

Coincidence 1: That evening, I was on the phone with Jesse and he mentioned he had been looking at something on the internet.

I said, "That's funny. So have I."

As it turned out, our brains had been working on the same wave length. As usual. ;-)

And, as usual (again) we simply found nothing in the conventional department that fit what we were looking for. At all.

Coincidence 2: That very day, my friend E. had written a humorous post about wedding rings and had posted pictures of hers. I liked them. A lot. She said her hubby had gotten them off of Etsy.


So, Jesse and I went to and simply reveled the creativity we saw.

Coincidence 3: at the same moment in time, we both said, "Oh, you've got to look at Page 8, 3rd row from the bottom!" We saw the ring at the same time from different computers, while on the phone. :-) It was a nice ring. It wasn't terribly expensive. We both liked it. Really liked it.

Coincidence 4: The ring had just been posted that very day in the person's Etsy store.

Coincidence 5: I don't believe in coincidences. :-) (I believe in Providence. God. He has been working miracles through this entire relationship; from our first meeting to our friendship to our romance to the rest of our lives. :-))

Jesse decided to order it.

Then came the time of waiting. Jesse said that I knew about the ring but I didn't know how or when I was going to get it. I told Jesse how much I loved the element of surprise. He took me up on it.

Fast forward to January 31st, 2011. Jesse was picking me up to go spend the night at his parents' place because my bed was being occupied by musicians. I put my stuff on the table and went to quickly make use of the washroom. When I came back, I put on my scarf, my coat and my shoes. Then, I started to put on my gloves.

(I love my gloves. They were a Christmas present from one of my piano students (along with a box of chocolates! So thoughtful of her) ... they're black and really cozy. They also fit me perfectly, which is a blessing since gloves rarely fit well with my short, little fingers.)

Anyways. I'm trying to get my gloves on and my finger wouldn't go in one of the fingers. I was a little distracted because I was making Jesse wait and I don't like making Jesse wait, so I mumbled something about, "What in the world?" while pulling out this beautiful black velvet bag. I glanced at my patient boyfriend, puzzled, but he had the most innocent expression on his face. In other words, his face said that he had no more clue about the bag than I did. I think I might have set it down on the table and just continued getting dressed if I wasn't such a sucker for velvet. Lol! I love how it feels.. and this bag was so cute and pretty. I just had to feel it. It never even registered what this all might mean until I suddenly felt a ring through the velvet. Jesse said my mouth dropped open. I think I said, "Oh my goodness..."

Jesse took the bag out of my fingers and pulled out the ring that was so much more beautiful in real life than it was in the pictures... and said, "Naomi, will you marry me?"

I said, "Yes."

He put the ring on my finger and kissed my hand.

I love Jesse. I love my fiancĂ©e. I love my future husband.
(They're all the same person.) (Yay!)

(Forgive the slight insanity of this post. I get giddy when I'm reallllyyyy excited.) (I'm reallllyyyyy excited.)

I am so thankful. :-)


Bekah said...

Why am I NOT surprised?!?! And congratulations!!! :P So I suppose all we will hear about is wedding plans, eh?!?! :P lol

Naomi said...

Yep. All you'll hear about for months on end. ;) Hehe.

What's with the tongues?? You'll be sappy soon enough. ;)

Anonymous said...

Ah lovely story! :)
And a beautiful ring; on a side note, Etsy is simply wonderful!

Naomi said...

I am a big fan of Etsy now. ;) It is such a great invention! :)

Hadassah's Corner said...

Sweet ring. :-) good choice. :)

Bekah said...

Sappy about what?!?! You or me?!?! Cause there's a really long story to why I doubt I will ever get married, but I really am a romantic person at heart! I love a good romance story~ I read/watch tons of it, and always root for whoever I think would be a good couple. :P

Naomi said...

Hannah, thank you for your seal of approval. Now I can rest in peace! :) Seriously though, I am glad you like it. :)

Bekah: You are a beautiful, intelligent, remarkable young woman. And you're also 18, which is the age when people think they'll never find someone. I was 24 and I still didn't think I would ever find someone. God has our stories all written out and they can be very different than you could ever dream. I don't know what your objections to marriage could be, but I hope that you're able to rest in the knowledge that God wants the very best for you. ;)

As for being sappy, yes, I can see you reveling in the romance. Lol. ;) Keep on keepin' on! It's one of our rights as females to be sappy. ;)

Bekah said...

Hey, well actually, it's a long story, but I'd rather not talk about it here on your blog. :) If you want to know, please email me. :)

But thank you for your compliments! :)And I would never marry someone who isn't willing to accept me just the way I am~ character flaws, acne, height, and all. :P lol

Yep, I can be sappy! Just consider how much I love romance books and movies and how I always love rooting for the couples...:P Lol But I think I already said that. :)

Naomi said...

My dear Bekah, I understand about not wanting to share on a public venue. ;) I wouldn't want to either. :) :) I could email you but I was thinking... I'm ready to listen any time. If you would like to email me the details, I would be more than ready and willing to read and pray with you. :hugs:

Jesse likes me short, acne-ick ;) and a little ditzy. I never met someone who was so willing to accept me and love me for who I am. Don't settle for anything less, my friend. But, that being said, I am always striving for the betterment of my character. It is a journey.

Ok. Let's be sappy. :)

Bekah said...

Hey, maybe I will do that later on today! I am working yet again another long shift. I have been here so much lately I was thinking that maybe I should just move in. :)

Well yay for you! :P lol Yeah, that's right~ you know all about acne and height (or lack thereof) too. *winks* I am kinda stubborn, you know, so if I've decided on something, it won't change anytime soon. :P

Sappy...hmmmm...gotta love the ending part of Anne of Green Gables: The sequel where Anne tells Gilbert, "I don't want marble halls or stained glass windows~ I just want you!!" (or something like that). :P lol

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful story about the ring and proposal; God does all things well, doesn't He?
I love Etsy too; we have two shops on there :)
I can see how the ring really suits you! Neat coloring and design.
I'm soooo happy and thrilled for you and Jesse.
Looking forward to the rest of your story :-)

Naomi said...

Bekah, looking forward to that email. :) Btw, make sure what you decide on is not just a reaction. :) I had decided I wasn't going to get involved in a relationship for several years. It took several weeks of God tearing out my (silly) defenses... and that was sheer misery. I'm not saying marriage is for you but it's good to be open to whatever God's will may be. :) Take it from me... :P P.S. That is one of the sappiest, most beautiful things I've ever read. I love Anne of Green Gables.

Samantha, thank you. :) It has been beautiful. It's all from God.

Bekah said...

Thanks...and I know what you mean! :) Will send at least a short email asap! :)

Elisabeth said...

I'm just now reading this as I've fallen seriously behind on my blog reading lately. I'm so glad you were able to find the perfect ring for you! (And that I was able to help in a small way.) There's nothing like looking down at your hand and seeing in your ring both yourself and the man that loved you enough to know exactly what to get you.

Singing Pilgrim said...

Since I read the 'current' posts for a while before I went back and read the rest of your blog, obviously I knew this was coming. But it's still adorable! And I too don't believe in coincidences. Congratulations and may God bless your marriage (and we both know He will!)