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'You know you're my saving grace.'

*blows dust off Livejournal*

Well, I'm sure there should be some sort of official drum roll for this but...

I'm getting married!

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Both C and I are ridiculously, slightly sickeningly happy. We keep gazing at the ring and then giggling to each other like it can't possibly have happened. But of course it did! I cannot believe my luck, frankly. Or my own happiness.

He did it yesterday (23rd June) by taking me on a bit of a magical mystery tour that ended up at Lyme Park just outside Manchester. We have been before and love it there and of course it's where they filmed the Pemberley scenes in the '95 tv adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. C took me to the edge of the lake (the one Darcy climbed out of wearing a white shirt and surprised Elizabeth!) and got down on one knee. I squealed, I think, and he laughed. Then he asked me to marry him and I said yes. *ridiculous amounts of grinning*

So there we are - engaged. I sort of wanted to make a post here about it because I remember all the years I used to talk here about being alone and feeling lonely and wishing more than anything that I could find 'the one'. It was - honestly - all I ever wanted and yet I never thought it would happen to me.

But now it has, and I am happy. And it is even better than I ever imagined it would be, better because it is real. I wanted to make a post to prove that actually, dreams do come true and sometimes you do get what you want most in life.

/sickening rambling. ;)

Hope you are all well, flist.

Comments

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tini_91
Jun. 24th, 2013 09:48 am (UTC)
Oh my, the ring is beautiful and it sounds like it was a very sweet proposal so congratulations to you two! ♥
thinkpink20
Jun. 24th, 2013 10:05 am (UTC)
*happy!bounce* Thank you! It was a gorgeous proposal and the rain even stopped for us! Happy times, thank you, hon. :)
serriadh
Jun. 24th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
I'm so pleased things have worked out for you! Congratulations. And what a gorgeous ring. Sparkleee.
thinkpink20
Jun. 24th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear! I am very excited, I confess. Wedding! And honeymoon! :) It is sparkly, it's exactly the look I wanted and he saved his pennies, bless him. :)
davidbrider
Jun. 24th, 2013 11:04 am (UTC)
C took me to the edge of the lake (the one Darcy climbed out of wearing a white shirt and surprised Elizabeth!)

You so should've asked him to jump into the lake and then climb out wet-shirted. :-)

Seriously (actually, who says that isn't serious?! Take him back there and get him to do the Full Firth), I shall just repeat all the squeeful congratulations that I and everyone on Facebook and now here has offered to you both. It's a beautiful ring, and it's a beautiful story of how it happened. :-)

Having had two periods of intense loneliness myself (before I met my first wife, and then between her leaving me and me finally meeting Sarah), I know exactly what you mean. The really great thing is, it has this tendency to happen just when you're least expecting it. :-)
thinkpink20
Jun. 24th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! My mum said that as soon as I rang her to tell her - she said, "Did he get in the lake?!" *grins*

Thank you so much, hon! Everyone has been so kind and lovely, such good wishes from all of our friends and family. A really happy time. :)

If we can be half as happy as you and Sarah that'll be good enough for me! :) Those lonely years seem so grey and sad now, I feel incredibly lucky to have found my other half. It's something everyone should experience and you're right, it does come along just when you're not expecting it! :)
wastingyourgum
Jun. 24th, 2013 12:30 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!
Wonderful news! Wishing you both every happiness together!

Edited at 2013-06-24 12:31 pm (UTC)
thinkpink20
Jun. 24th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
Re: CONGRATULATIONS!!
Thank you, lovely! :D
60schic
Jun. 24th, 2013 02:42 pm (UTC)
Ah my darling, I am so happy for you. I have been following you for - what? - these past 10 years *gasp* and am so glad you chose to share this with us all.

Congratulations!!!!!
thinkpink20
Jun. 24th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Wow, has it been ten years? :) That's actually a lovely thought. A big chunk of one another's lives.

Thank you! I am ridiculously smiley today. *g*
nimnod
Jun. 24th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Hoorah! Now start LJing again about your new happy life so we can all be sickeningly happy along with you ;)
thinkpink20
Jun. 25th, 2013 09:44 am (UTC)
Hee! I will try more often, I promise. All I can do is ramble about how happy I am though, it's all very dull... ;)
rainbowwizard1
Jun. 24th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Aw! That's fantastic! Congratulations sweetie! *hugs*
thinkpink20
Jun. 25th, 2013 09:44 am (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear! *hugs*
elzed
Jun. 24th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, darling! I'm delighted for you (both! he's a lucky man). And you got a Darcy proposal, how fab! xxx
thinkpink20
Jun. 25th, 2013 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you, lovely! We are both annoyingly happy, it's actually a rather nice state to exist in. ;) I did! He's my Darcy. <3 xxx

How are you? Hope you're well. :)
lizachief
Jun. 24th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
Aww am so happy for your happy! Nice bling also *nods*

happiness comes to those who wait eh :)
thinkpink20
Jun. 25th, 2013 09:47 am (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear! :) My happy is epic. :D

It does I think, though I had a damn long wait... ;)
suggsygirl
Jun. 24th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so chuffed for you and I can't wait to meet him at some point! The ring is beautiful too.
thinkpink20
Jun. 25th, 2013 09:51 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. :) I keep catching the ring in my eyeline as I'm doing things and thinking how pretty it is! *g*
suggsygirl
Jun. 25th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
I did that too!
anazri
Jun. 24th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
Massive congratulations again, I'm so happy for you! *huggles* he seems absolutely perfect for you and you really deserve all this happiness ♥ And eeeeeeee that is an absolutely adorable proposal!
thinkpink20
Jun. 25th, 2013 09:53 am (UTC)
Thank you, lovely. *huggles* He is, we're just so similar on all the important things, I can't believe how well we fit. I confess I'm still pinching myself every morning that it's all true! :) Romantic!proposal was definitely romantic. *dreamy sigh*

How are you and M? Hope all is well and shiny in the new house! We are doing well at being grown upz, aren't we? *g*
anazri
Jun. 25th, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
:D clearly you now need to get him to dress up as Darcy for the wedding...

M and I are still ridiculously happy - like you, it feels like I've found what I've spent most of my life hoping for :) (no proposals yet though!) And most of the issues with the house are now sorted - we have internets and everything! We are very grown up, aren't we?! And you are all engaged! *twirls you*
thinkpink20
Jun. 28th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD, this is an epic idea. :D :D

Awww! I am so happy and pleased for you, m'dear. :) You deserve it! I'm sure proposal won't be all that far away and when it does it's well worth waiting for. ;) Glad everything is sorted - we had water coming in through the patio doors last week, I had to make handy man lots of cups of tea whilst he fixed it! Being grown ups is fun. :D *twirls*
anazri
Jun. 28th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
Tight breeches and cravat? ;)

Thank yoooou! He has been getting extra boyfriend points recently - I have an hour commute either way with my new job and he's been getting dinner ready every night, bless him. Not sure marrying is on the cards just yet - I need to become vaguely financially independent and sort out where my life si going - but definitely something to daydream about for the future XD

Oh no, flooding sounds bad! Glad you got it all fixed though :)
thinkpink20
Jun. 29th, 2013 08:50 am (UTC)
Heehee! He is a bit fat for tight breeches, bless him... *grins*

Awww! That's lovely, it's so nice when there is someone there with dinner ready to discuss your day when you get home. :) Is new job shiny and pretty? Hope you're enjoying it, are you on the train? I guess that way at least you get to read. *g* Yes, and we are MUCH older than you two, it all goes a bit faster when you're old and your thirties I suspect. :D

*hugs* So glad you're happy, m'dear.
dracothelizard
Jun. 24th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
And at PEMBERLEY :D
thinkpink20
Jun. 25th, 2013 09:54 am (UTC)
I KNOW! PEMBERLEY! *faints with joy* ♥ ♥
pauliejohnny1
Jun. 25th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
*SQUEEE*

I am so very happy for you, my dear.
The ring is gorgeous, and the proposal was wonderfully romantic.
Keep us updated on all your wedding plans, hun.

thinkpink20
Jun. 28th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
*dances*

Thank you, sweetheart!
It's nice to see your name in my inbox! Hope all is well with you too? :)

chocolatepeach
Jun. 26th, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Eeeh, congratulations! Very very happy for you, m'dear. And GREAT proposal story, hard to top that to be honest. Gorgeous ring, too.
thinkpink20
Jun. 28th, 2013 09:04 am (UTC)
*does dance of joy* Thank you, dearest. I am still ridiculously over excited and animated about the entire thing. Pemberley! :)
austengirl
Jun. 26th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Congratulations darling. I'm so very happy for you to have found someone who loves you so well. And what a beautiful setting for a romantic proposal *and* a gorgeous ring. Much love xoxo.
thinkpink20
Jun. 28th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear! I love your icon, it is very fitting. :) :) Hope you are well too? I am so out of touch with LJ these days, need to make a much bigger effort. Much love xxx
kat_lair
Jun. 29th, 2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
We appreciate happiness, joy, love because it is in contrast to sorrow, to loneliness. So those times before are what make these moments so sharp and precious. Many congratulations.
thinkpink20
Jul. 1st, 2013 10:23 am (UTC)
♥ Said perfectly, as you always do. Thank you, my dear. x
7tree_hugger
Jul. 2nd, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's awesome news!
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