BF and I had a low key Valentine's Day. We stayed home, cooked dinner. He got me a lovely bracelet and earrings set. I got him a card
As we were watching Lost, there was a scene revolving around a very sweet simple wedding ring.
He says "That's the kind of ring you'll get."
I say "Yeah, when I'm 80 or so."
This is how we tease each other.
Then he says "You have no idea how close you got to that this week!"
Here's the story:
My Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer just before Christmas, although he didn't tell me until January. It was caught early, and he and his doctors are very optimistic and confident that this is not a big deal. So my mom and I have been doing our best to be upbeat and not worrying. I told BF what was going on, but forgot to mention "DON'T TELL YOUR CRAZY FAMILY!"
Late last week he was talking to his sister, with whom he's extremely close, and he mentioned my Dad's situation.
She immediately says "You have to get married right away! What if he dies?"
He tells her to settle down, it's not a crisis, we're not worried about it, etc. He thinks it's settled. Monday his mom called him FROM THE JEWELRY STORE
Mom: "Honey, I'm here looking at rings, for melodrama, and I think I've found one for you to get her"
Mom: "MeddlingSis told me all about melodrama's Dad dying and that the two of you will be getting married in the next two months. It will have to be small of course, but we can do it. I came to look at rings right away and I think I found one she'll really love."
Him: "Wha? Wha?"
Mom: "How is poor melodrama doing? I know this must be so hard for her knowingher Dad is going to die. If there's anything at all we can do..."
Somewhere around there he finally figured out what was going on, and set her straight.
The image of her calling from the mall, probably with armfulls of wedding supplies, just fills me with giggles. I can't imagine how disappointed she is--ah well, she'll have to find some other excuse to make her son marry me!